But when I saw this recipe for red velvet crinkles, I decided to give the old boxed cake mix cookie a try again. This time I was not disappointed. You can't tell these cookies originated from a box cake mix. They are chewy and delicious...and red!
Add a cupful of white chocolate chips and you have yourself a winning, quick and easy cookie recipe. A perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray! Again, this is an indulgence recipe and I am not going to furnish the nutritional information....eat in moderation and enjoy!
White Chocolate Red Velvet Crinkles
adapted from Cookin' Cowgirl
Yield: approx. 2 1/2 dozen cookies
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)*
6 TBS unsalted butter, melted
1tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup to 1 cup powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla with electric mixer. Mix until well combined. The dough will be soft, but not watery. Mix in white chocolate chips.
(*I'm not sure if the original recipe was written when more cake mix came in the box. Over the years, products have downsized, making sticking to older recipes a bit of a challenge. I did find the dough to be just a bit too soft, so I added a TBS of flour.)
3. Put powdered sugar into a shallow bowl. Drop dough by TBS into the powdered sugar. Roll into the powdered sugar and than into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will be puffed and look soft, but will set up as they cool. Allow to cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I've been baking like a mad woman this week...trying to catch up. Is there ever enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? lol I think NOT! I really like this cookie. It's very different and I like to make classic recipes along with some new ones when I do my holiday baking each year. I've also made a new sugar cookie recipe this year I'd like to share with you by the week's end.
How about you? Have you discovered any new recipes this holiday baking season that might become classics in your home?