Saturday, January 18, 2014

Three Ingredient Red Velvet Heart Cookies

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to a recipe for an easy and delicious RED VELVET COOKIE Recipe!  Yes, it really is just three ingredients, and so easy to mix up.
My children are not huge fans of Valentine's day.  They feel it is just a couples day and thus kind of a depressing day.  As I have discussed with my children, Valentine's should be a day of love for everyone, not just for couples. so we have some plans to shower those we love with goodies.  My husband and I were married on February 12, oh so many years ago.  Our reception was Valentine-themed, so naturally I have a soft spot for Valentine's Day.   So bake a batch of these and take them to someone you love

I love the crinkled look of these cookies -- and the Red Velvet flavor too!
Red Velvet Heart Cookies
1 box Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup butter (no margarine)
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the ingredients well and then cut out with heart-shaped cookie cutter.  If dough is sticky, mix a bit of confectioner's sugar, completely, in the dough.  Place cookies on baking sheet and refrigerate for about 14 minutes.  Even with refrigerating,, these cookie will spread, so make sure you leave plenty of room in between cookies on the baking sheet.  Bake for about 8 minutes.  Baking time will vary, depending on your oven.  For a soft cookie, which I love, do not over bake.  Yield: about 18 cookies, depending on the cookie cutter size.  I used the smallest crinkle edged Wilton cookie cutter from the set sold at Wal-Mart right now. 
 I have the best results with this recipe using a shiny baking pan. 


Lynn said...

Cookies are always in season:@)

Laura said...

Those cookies look wonderful!
And I an trying to diet... Ugh.
Enjoyed visiting and I love the title of your blog.I am a new follower.
Now I want Red Velvet cookies AND a Red Couch.

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Marigene said...

Who wouldn't love to be on the receiving end of these cute cookies!

Sarah said...

Joni, these cookies look so pretty. I'm going to make them. We love Valentine's Day around here. '-)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very sweet looking cookies. They look so yummy and easy to make.

Bonnie said...

I love your Valentine's day philosophy. It's a hard day for "singles" and we all need to be loved. My Erin's birthday is Valentine's Day. I need to make her some of these cookies. I love that you cut them out with a heart cutter. I never thought to do that with cake mix cookies!!!

Jacqueline said...

I haven't been able to comment or read anything but the top two comments in my comment box for a week now. I just googled it and found google chrome changed things and everyone was having problems so I had to switch to Firefox. Explorer doesn't work on my computer either! What a pain.
I think I could use a heart shaped cookie. Met a friend of Jessica's at Audra's competition and she is going to Cookie Con too. She is excited to have someone that she knows who is going. She started 7 months ago and is making money at selling her cookies!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Joni, what a perfect treat for Valentine's Day, or any time. Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best, aren't they? xo

Debbie said...

What an easy peasy recipe! I need to try these. I love red velvet cake, but I've never tried the box mix.

Sue said...

I do think it is hard for singles and that isn't the way it should be. The cookies are not only pretty but I'm sure delicious! It just looks so happy and festive on your blog...a spark of sunshine today!