I wanted to make a festive item for my family’s cookie exchange, and had seen in the newspaper a few weeks back a Red Velvet Cookie recipe made from a box mix. I thought this would be perfect to share.
I had hubby pick up some cake mix for me at the store (they were Buy One Get One FREE at Publix) and I did a search on the internet to find a recipe. The first one that I found was for Duncan Hines, and that also happened to be the mix I had.
Original Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies
This makes a little over 3 dozen cookies.
- 1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Form the dough into teaspoon size balls and put them on a non stick or a lightly greased surface, about an inch or so apart. FYI, I recommend using a tool that scoops the dough into balls.
I baked them for 8 minutes, however it is says to cook them between 8-10 minutes. I then let them cool overnight and iced them the next day.
The Cream Cheese Icing, I altered this original recipe at My Own Labels.
- 3 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon or a Cap full of Almond Extract
- 8 oz of Cream Cheese
- 1 1/2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
Soften the butter in the microwave (15-30 seconds) and then add the cream cheese and almond extract. Use a mixer and combine. After that, slowly add the powdered sugar and continue to blend with the mixer.
I used a spoon to spread on the icing, and I left some of the cookies plain, others I added sprinkles and pecan on top of the icing. FYI, once you put on the icing, you will need to refrigerate the cookies.
If you decide to try out the recipe, let me know what you think!
These cookies, taste so good!