Red Velvet Crackles

mmmisformommy Heather NolanSo happy to have one of our great SABS supporters and favourite food bloggers - Nova Scotia's own Heather Nolan join in the fun on our first ever virtual cookie exchange.  Leave it to Ms.N to come up with something simply scrumptious and simple to make, not to mention 'colour coordinated' for your holiday season of entertaining.

Thanks for sharing Heather - as always - we're grateful!!! SABS

Santa wants you all to know that this is his new favourite cookie.  Luckily they are a cinch to make, so when Christmas Eve comes around and you have 101 things to do, the kids can help make these festive cookies and they can be on Santa's plate in 20 minutes tops, include only 4 ingredients and minimal clean-up.  Yes, yes and yes.

I haven't had a cake mix in the cupboard for years.  One of the items in my President's Choice holiday goodie box was their PC Red Velvet Cake Mix.  I really wanted to test it, but wasn't in the mood for cake or cupcakes, then I remembered making cake mix cookies back in the day.  Up until now, I don't think you could buy a red velvet cake mix in this part of Canada, so hopefully these will become a new holiday favourite.  I had read mixed reviews of the mix on the PC website, but as a cookie, I have no complaints with taste or colour.  These cookies look like a gingersnap, but don't be fooled, they are a soft, chewy cookie with crispy, sugary edges. HN

(Makes 2-3 dozen cookies)

1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix

2 eggs, large

1/3 cup oil (I used corn oil)

Sugar for rolling

Red Velvet Crackles methodMix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl with a spoon.  That's it folks.

Roll into balls, mine were on the large size, just a bit smaller than a Timbit.

Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet, leaving room between the balls, they will flatten.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (my large ones took the full 12 minutes).

Transfer cookies to cooling rack and store in an airtight container.

While I haven't froze any from this batch, they do freeze wonderfully.

You might want to remind Santa that his tongue will be red after eating some of these cookies 😉


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  1. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe 🙂 These are sooo popular, I just made a double batch for a charity bake sale and the folks are RAVING about them.

    Comment by Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy — November 30, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

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