Happy Holidays!! I’m Cheryl, the self proclaimed net freak and voice behind TidyMom.net. I’m super excited to be small part of Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas event! You can tell by the looks of my kitchen that the holiday baking season is upon us. Cookies are usually on everyone’s holiday baking list, so I thought I’d share one of my family’s favorites…….Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Being from St. Louis, Gooey Butter Cake is a must have at our house and there was always one made for Christmas morning. The only thing that comes close to gooey butter cake, is gooey butter cookies……make them Red Velvet and you have a holiday cookie hit and a boxed cake mix makes them so simple you’ll have no excuse not to make them!
I used a Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix, butter, an egg, cream cheese, homemade vanilla, white chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Mix it all together (full recipe below)
Roll dough into one inch balls, I like to scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop then roll into a ball with my hands. Using a small bowl full of powdered sugar, roll each Red Velvet Cookie to completely cover in sugar.
Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, a few inches apart. Bake until set. These are soft cookies, almost cake like. After they cool completely, dust with more powdered sugar if you’d like.
Now you have a gorgeous decadent cookies for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!……….if they make it that long ;)
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
- 15.25 ounces package Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Heat oven to 350°
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla, mix until completely incorporated, then add cake mix and continue mixing until a dough forms (will be thick). Fold in chocolate chips.
- Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
- Using a cookie scoop, form one inch dough balls and roll into powdered sugar to coat.
- Place cookies 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until centers are set.
- Cool on wire rack.
- When completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar.
Cheryl is a firm believer that tidiness doesn’t have to be a chore. She is the author and photographer behind Tidymom.net, where she chronicles her life of crafting, baking and homemaking all while balancing a camera in one hand in and a cup of coffee in the other. A wife and mom with a teenager at home and a 20-something making her way into adulthood, living in St. Louis, Cheryl garners millions of readers a month with her easy to follow tutorials on how to create a functional, fun and tidy home with colorful photos and recipes that are bound to be featured at your family table again and again.
Thanks so much for sharing! We loved having you guest post today! XO
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