Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

White Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkles

Possibly one of the easiest cookie recipes ever.  They start with a boxed cake mix.  I'll be honest with you, I've never been much of a fan of cookies made from cake mix.  I mean, I think a cookie should be, well, cookie-like.  I've dabbled with cookies from cake mixes in the past and have never been happy with the results.  They all ended up tasting and having the texture of a cake.  Blah!

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 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
2 eggs
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?  


  1. I don't think I have ever had a cookie made from a cake mix and believe it or not I have never tried red velvet anything!

    Not one ounce of baking going on here this year. I hope my daughter will do a little baking and share with us.

    Happy Holidays Rene!

  2. This looks yummy! I love that you used box mix. It's something that people can whip up when they are in a pinch!


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