There is nothing more guilty than taking a boxed cake and whipping up a quick dessert.
I am such a guilty mom today.
Charlotte was home from school because of sun stroke (we spent way too much time at the water park yesterday) and it left me with two kids to entertain instead of one.
I swear when you get used to your older child going to school and they are home, you just about lose it trying to figure out how to keep them busy. I am sure going to have a looong summer.
After 9 rounds of paper airplane making and throwing, 2 rounds of Life on the iPad and a walk, Charlotte asked if we could bake a cake. However when I pulled out the Red Velvet cake I noticed a few recipes on the side. I looked them over and decided…why not?
(Phoenyx enjoying his share)
What I didn’t expect was that these Red Velvet crinkle cookies would pretty much revolutionize the way Red Velvet cake tastes and I will continue making these as long as I shall live. I ate four today if I am being honest. The cookies were a chewy but cake-like consistency and once baked turned into an adorable sugar coated piece of yumminess.
I highly suggest, especially if you are a red velvet fan and have a box in your pantry waiting to be made, that you test this out before making another boring traditional cake.
Our Red Velvet Cookies
(courtesy of my baby girl Charlotte!)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt butter; set aside to cool. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish. Mix with a fork to blend.
- Place mix, butter, eggs and lemon zest in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand until well blended and turns into a cookie dough consistency.This is super messy
- Form dough balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
- *This recipe came from the Duncan Hines box
Do you like Red Velvet cake? Have you ever had it prepped another way?
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