Christmas Cookie #9: Rudolph Red Velvet

Well I was running out of time to get my Top 10 Christmas cookies done before December 25th, so I had to resort to a cheater cookie (not that there is anything wrong with that).  Hey I use to do cheater cookies all the time.  This could possibly be the easiest cookie I have ever made and the bonus factor here is it both looks and tastes great.  If you like red velvet cake this cookie will be a slam dunk!  It really is just a mini cake in a cookie bite size.  I think using C’estbon Cheese made a huge difference with this cookie as it was really moist and had just a tad of tartness to it.  The festive red colour and white snow-like topping make this cookie a natural for holiday sharing.

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Red Velvet Cookie Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese , at room temperature ( I used C’estbon Cheese – available at Whole Foods in Canada)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 box red velvet cake mix

1/2 cup confectioners sugar – for dusting

NOTE: sorry again for my yellowish dark photo’s (I really have to learn how to use this camera at night)

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Instructions

– in a medium size bowl add cream cheese and butter and beat until mixed through

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– beat in egg

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– add vanilla – add cake mix and mix until completely combined

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– cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours ( I left mine overnight and made the cookies in the morning)

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Preheat oven to 350

– line cookies sheets with parchment paper

– using a cookie scoop make small balls from the chilled dough

– roll each ball in confectioners sugar and don’t be stingy with sugar as you want a lot of the white snow-like effect after baking

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– place cookies on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-14min

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– cool on wire rack

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I took one of my old tea tins and Washi Taped it.  The tin is the perfect size for these chocolate treats.  All you need to do is add a bow and gift tag to have a gift that has been made with love for other’s to enjoy.

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