Monday, December 13, 2010

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Christmas just around the corner, I spent some time this weekend baking a couple of the Christmas cookie recipe ideas I have, starting with this red velvet number.

I love red velvet and I associate the deep red color with Christmas. In the past, I’ve had a lot of success with chocolate cake mix cookies. It’s one of my “go to” recipes when I’m in a time crunch. They are so easy to make and they taste delicious. Crispy on the outside, and chewy and fudgy on the inside. And the best part is that they taste homemade, rather than from a mix. I always keep a few boxes of chocolate cake mix on hand in case I need to whip up a tasty treat in a short amount of time.

When coming up with Christmas dessert ideas, I thought, why can’t I make red velvet cakemix cookies? So I tried making them this week and they came out fabulous. The cookies spread out and remained a gorgeous deep red color. The added chocolate chips made them taste like red velvet chocolate chip cookies. They are crunchy on the outside, and fudgy and chewy on the inside, which is my idea of a great cookie.

I couldn’t stop eating these cookies. I used Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix because it’s the only brand I know that carries red velvet flavored cake mix. These cookies are definitely a keeper on my holiday list.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
One box of red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
Halfway between 1/3 and 1/2 cup of oil
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Prep baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cake mix and oil. Once the batter is thoroughly combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
2. Drop by large tablespoons onto baking sheets. I usually roll the dough between my hands to have a smoother, round shape, which helps make more evenly shaped cookies.
3. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.  Cookies are finished when you can slide them, without the bottoms sticking to the baking sheet.  (Baking time may vary. When I made cake mix cookies before, sometimes I needed to only bake them for about 8 minutes. But I had to almost double it for these cookies before they were done.)

 

8 Responses to “Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Niki — December 14, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    This is a great idea for a festive cookie!!! How long will they keep for in a tin container?

    • Kirbie replied: — December 14th, 2010 @ 8:49 am

      I think the cookies should be good for about a week if they are kept in a container.

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    Medifast Coupons — December 14, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    Very nice looking cookie, these red velvet creations really look great, thanks for the recipe to try.

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    Katie — October 16, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering how many cookies this makes approximately? They’re perfect for last minute Christmas gift treats! Thank you!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 17th, 2011 @ 8:35 am

      It’s been a while since I’ve made them but they make about 2 dozen cookies if I remember correctly. I think they make perfect Christmas treats too!

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    caninecologne — December 15, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    hi kirbie
    i think i will try this version also. now i have all this greek yogurt (from the other recipe) that i somehow have to use. but this recipe with oil and eggs might be easier for me to manage.

    i’ll give these a go tomorrow and see how they come out…

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    caninecologne — December 16, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the greek yogurt recipes. the chocolate banana bread one looks good! I appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing alternative recipes and also giving me helpful tips. :) am going to make this version of the cookies tonight. it will be my test run. if they come out good, then that’s going to go to the secretaries at work and the custodians too.

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