Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Red Velvet Hearts

Valentine's Day Week is upon us!  If you have been keeping up with this blog, then you know that I love this special holiday!  It is a day to celebrate love and the color pink!  It is also a time when Red Velvet desserts are in abundance!  And I love me some red velvet!  I also happen to love chocolate...seriously I have to eat chocolate every.single.day!  It's a must!  So I combined my love of red velvet and chocolate in this recipe!  It's the perfect treat to whip up for Friday!

And it's a cake mix recipe!  Cake Mix Recipe #28 if you're keeping track!

Here's What You Need to Make the Red Velvet Hearts:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix 
  • 1 stick butter 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • red sugar sprinkles (you can always use plain white sugar and color it red if you cannot find red sugar sprinkles) 
  • 24 dark chocolate hearts, unwrapped (like the kind by Dove)

Now Let's Make the Red Velvet Hearts:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract
  3. Add the red velvet cake mix and the baking powder to your mixer and beat together until a soft dough forms
  4. Use a cookie scoop to form dough into 24 balls (about 1 inch each)
  5. Roll each dough ball into the red sugar sprinkles
  6. Place onto prepared baking sheets and bake in oven for 10  - 12 minutes
  7. While the cookies are in the oven, unwrap your chocolates and have them ready - don't forget to unwrap a few extra to eat while you are waiting! 
  8. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate heart into the center of each cookie
  9. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely
  10. Once cookies are cool and the chocolate has completely set, store in an airtight container

There is just nothing better then a cookie topped with a piece of chocolate!  

Click here to check out my original Cookie Butter Kiss Cookies that I made for Christmas!  

And click here to check out my Valentine's Day Kiss Cookies made with funfetti cake mix!  


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