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Monday, May 27, 2013

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies

Red velvet seems to be taking over the baking world. I think anything that can be baked, is now being baked in red velvet form. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, that's for sure! I have made red velvet cookies before, and they were done the "conventional" method...flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, etc. But these little gems of chewy red velvety goodness start with a cake mix. Someone asked me to make these for their graduation party, and I'm not going to lie, I totally tricked my daughter into "no more left" just so I could eat the extras. The recipe hails from Duncan Hines, and it virtually fool-proof (I did tweak it a tiny bit). The same could be done with a chocolate cake mix to make crackles, well any cake mix really! The recipe even shows to mix the powdered sugar with cornstarch for rolling the dough in, that is a good trick my grandma taught me. It is important when making crackle cookies, otherwise that sugar could just bake right into the cookie.

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies

by Emily Chhouy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 min
  • 1 box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted & cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350°
Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch in a shallow dish, mix with a fork or small whisk; set aside.
Pour the cake mix in a large mixing bowl and add the cooled melted butter and the eggs.
Mix well by hand.
Make sure no powder from the mix is left.
Use a cookie scoop to make even sized balls with the dough.
Roll the ball of dough in the powdered sugar and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-9 minutes (until puffed)
Do not over bake.
Remove from oven; let sit on the cookie sheet a few minutes then move cookies to a cooling rack.
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Another red velvet recipe to try:
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

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