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Patriotic Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello Tatertots & Jello Readers!  It’s Laurie from Gallamore West and I’m so excited to be here again sharing another sweet recipe with you all this month.  
Is it me or is this time of year just crazy busy with parties, celebrations, school ending, and more?  It seems like every time I turn around I’m getting a dessert ready for another celebration, so I’m always searching for desserts that are simple, delicious, and quick but still adorable.  I may be biased, but I definitely think that my Patriotic Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting fall in that “Simple, Delicious, Quick, Adorable” category.  Do you agree?

They are so simple to make because the cookies are made with a boxed cake mix, so the dough comes together so quickly with only three ingredients- the cake mix, 2 eggs, and oil.  And did you know that you can make cookies from ANY boxed cake mix with just those three ingredients?  The cookie making possibilities are endless with that little secret!

Just mix all three ingredients together in a bowl… I don’t even whip out my mixer for this cookie dough, which is crazy because I generally use my mixer for everything.   Your cookie dough will look shiny and definitely thicker than a cake mix.  Roll into 1 inch balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool completely before frosting.
And speaking of frosting, YUM!  I have a new “secret ingredient” that takes my easy buttercream frosting from delicious to A-M-A-Z-I-N-G… it’s coffee creamer instead of milk.  If you haven’t tried it, definitely give it a try.  So far I’ve only tried it with French Vanilla creamer and I can’t wait to experiment with more flavors soon.
For the frosting I used 1/2 block cream cheese {just slightly softened},  2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons French Vanilla Coffee Mate creamer.
These Red Velvet cookies are delicious straight out of the oven because they have a slight crunch on the outside, but remain chewy inside.
But that French Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting really puts these cookies over the top for me.  I hope you enjoy them, and I hope you have a great start to your summer too! xoxo 
Thanks Laurie! Those cookies are adorable, and I can’t wait to try out that delicious frosting. Sounds yummy! Laurie has amazing ideas on her blog, Gallamore West. Here are a few of her recent projects I think you’ll love:
 This recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders  looks like the perfect, quick and easy weeknight dinner idea.
And if you’re looking for another sweet treat idea, why not try these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Yum!
And if you have a child obsessed with Minecraft, you have to check out her Simple Minecraft Party Ideas!!
Laurie is amazing to have as a contributor, and I can’t wait to try out her Patriotic Red Velvet Cookies. YUM!
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  1. Found recipe elsewhere, looks like 1/3 cup oil and it’s red velvet box cake mix.

  2. Loved the recipe but HOW much oil?

  3. Camille says:

    I loved the recipe, but HOW much oil?

  4. Lisa Turner says:

    Worst name ever for a blog!

  5. Just looks AWESOME! The presentation n arrangement is so nice n beautiful looks like straight away dropped from heaven…masterfully crafted. My mouth is watering.
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  6. These look delish
    L x
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  7. the red velvet cookie recipe isn’t very clear… chocolate cake mix? how much oil?

  8. Thank you so much for having me here, Jen!! It truly is a treat for me!
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