Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red Velvet Big Fat Cookies

Yesterday I made a fun cookie for Valentine's Week- Red Velvet Big Fat Cookies.  I have made many different versions of the Big Fat Cookie over the years, it is such a wonderful, quick and easy cookie recipe to make, here is the link for The original Big Fat Cookie, and last year I made a Cherry Chip version for Valentine's Day.  This year Red Velvet is every where, on Pinterest a week doesn't go by that I don't see some new Red Velvet twist on a dessert recipe.  So of course I had to try a Red Velvet twist on one of our favorite cookies.

You can make this cookie recipe up in a jiffy, the beautiful red color makes it a perfect Valentine treat.

Red Velvet Big Fat Cookies

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 a bag of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In a large mixing bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs, and water, until combined.  Drop by large heaping tablespoons ( I use a cookie sized ice cream scoop) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (parchment works best, but you could use a greased pan).  Only bake six cookies at a time as they spread out quite a bit.  After you have dropped the cookie dough onto the baking sheet, sprinkle the top of each cookie with chocolate chips, use plenty of chocolate chips on top of each cookie.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until no impressions remains after a light touch to the top of the cookie and the edges looked cooked, it is harder to see any browning on the red velvet cookies, but the cookies will resemble a cooked cupcake top.  Remove to cooling rack.

This recipe only makes one and a half dozen cookies, so I always double the recipe so I have plenty for company.  I hope you give this recipe a try. 

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!


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