On Sunday, I got to hang out with some of my favorite bloggers at our blogger cookie competition. Jenna from Just A Touch Too Much hosted a group of us for her annual cookie competition and “Golden Whisk Awards.” It was an afternoon of some fabulous friends and DELICIOUS cookies.
(PSA: you must follow Jenna immediately. She is just hilarious and one of the kindest people in the blogosphere.)
For the party, I made my favorite Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. These are delightfully festive for the holiday season and SO easy to make. Have you ever seen the friends episode with “Nest-lay Tool-ouse?” Phoebe and Monica try to recreate Phoebe’s grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, only to find out it’s the recipe on the package of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips. LOL.
Similarly, I’ve always made my red velvet cookies from a cake mix box. For the party though, I wanted to make the real thing. I figured this recipe was super hard until I did some Googling and found recipe after recipe of it actually being made from a box. So there you go.. sometimes we are just supposed to do less. Try easier. Whatever.
I went with the Duncan Hines box of Red Velvet cake mix. I added two eggs and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil mix. Then I plopped teaspoons of dough on a cookie sheet about an inch apart and baked on 375 for 12 minutes. BOOM!
Seriously it’s that easy. The REALLY tricky part (sarcasm), is adding powdered sugar to the cookies while they are hot. The powdered sugar kind of melts into the cookie and gives it a lovely wintery glaze. You obviously don’t have to do this. You can use cream cheese frosting or let it go naked if you want. Dealer’s choice.
These are not hard, but so delicious and even took home a “Golden Whisk” for Best Looking Cookie. How exciting!
Do you have a favorite recipe that you pass as something hard, but it’s really from a box? What is your favorite holiday cookie.