Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

I have wanted to try making cake mix cookies ever since my wonderful coworker Berry Stockton brought them into work one week. These are easy to make and obviously delicious.

Tawana’s red velvet cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

  1. Mix cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, oil, and eggs and mix until fully combined (Warning: This is a thick batter. You may have to stir this by hand).
  2. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. (If you don’t have parchment paper you could always lightly spray your baking sheet. Without the parchment paper or spray these cookies will most likely stick.)
  4. Scoop two tablespoons sized balls of cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave a room between each one (these suckers expand quite a bit).
  5. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Enjoy

If you want to make things more interesting, place a tablespoon of your favorite frosting (I used cream cheese) between two cookies and make a delicious little sandwich. Let cookies cool completely before doing this.

Feel free to make it your own by adding chocolate chips or even drizzling the frosting on the cookies. 

I brought these into work and let’s just say that my coworkers loved it. The following tweets are my proof:

 

 

P.S.: I don’t know why refrigerating the dough before baking makes it all come out better but it does. If you have an idea why, find me on Facebook at Meteorologist Tawana Andrew and let me know.

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