Red velvet cookies topped with cream cheese frosting and a chocolate heart. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Your sweetie will love these fun cookies and you’ll love how easy they are to make.
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How fun are these cookies?!
I love cake mix cookies, they’re so quick and easy to mix up. If you have little ones these are the perfect cookies for them to help with.
And with the chocolate heart on top you get two treats for the price of one!
This dough gets pretty stiff so I definitely recommend a mixer for this one. A stand mixer is even better, if you have one.
This cookie recipe uses a red velvet cake mix.
You can use a chocolate cake mix but you have to dump in a whole bottle of red food coloring to get the same effect but why bother when it’s already done.
Plus, I think the color of this mix is nicer.
Put your cake mix in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer.
Add the butter, eggs, and water and mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
Isn’t this color gorgeous?!
This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies but I usually bake cookies 1 dozen at a time. I don’t like to have more than 1 cookie sheet in the oven at a time.
I just think they bake more evenly that way, but it’s totally a personal preference.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they’re just set. You don’t want them to get brown.
Let your red velvet cookies cool a few minutes then remove them to cooling racks to cool completely.
The decorating couldn’t be easier.
Thanks to YouTube I learned how to pipe these pretty roses. It only takes a little practice and you can eat your mistakes!
As you can see, they aren’t perfect and I messed one up so bad that I didn’t want you to even see it. Guess I need more practice. Darn!
I’ll leave a link to the video I watched below if you want to check it out.
I use this cupcake decorating set from Wilton. It comes with 4 tips and 8 disposable bags and it’s really inexpensive. The tip I used was 2d.
You can absolutely just spread the frosting on and they still look pretty, IMHO.
After the frosting is on press a chocolate heart in the center. I used milk chocolate and dark chocolate hearts from Dove.
Or you can leave off the chocolate and add a few sprinkles instead or just leave them plain with frosting.
Here is that link that I promised. She demonstrates 4 different styles and she has lots of other easy to follow videos.
For another easy Valentine’s treat, check out these Valentine M&M Sugar Cookie Bars.
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