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My sister is the baker in the family, not me. I always try to bake cakes and cookies and breads but they never turn out right. The taste is usually there but they don’t look pretty. I guess the baking gene skipped me somehow. HA!
My cookies always turn out too runny or too thick or burned or too gooey or just too something. I guess what I’m trying to say is they just always turn out wrong and it is so frustrating!! I have seen these recipes for cake batter cookies floating around Facebook and Pinterest for a while now but never really paid attention to them.
Well the other day I was at Target and they had all of their Valentine’s baking stuff on display and I decided to grab a red velvet cake mix fully intending on making some cupcakes to take to work for my birthday. I got home and realized I forgot the icing so I had to kill that idea, just my luck, but then I remembered all of those recipes I had seen for cake batter cookies and the idea was born!
Luckily I had some Valentine M&M’s on hand, those were always my Mom’s favorite candy and I always grab a bag of the holiday themed ones when I see them, and decided to throw them in my cookies mix and I think they turned out pretty damn good! I actually didn’t burn them, they look cute, and the taste is on point!!
If you have read this blog for any length of time or at least read my foodie recipes then you know I love to make things as simply as possible. I also love to customize recipes and you can totally do that with this recipe. The recipe I used is below but you can totally substitute the cake mix for any flavor and add any candy or just make them plain. They are sure to turn out great!!
- Mix cake mix, eggs, and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.
- Add in 1 cup of the m&m's and mix by hand.
- Drop onto wax paper covered cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 375*
Have you made cake batter cookies before??
If so what flavors did you use??
Did you mix any candy in??
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
These sound absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make these for my family over the weekend.
Ronda Ogilvie says
These look so yummy and perfect for Valentines Day! Thanks for sharing them with us! The Valentine m & ms are so much fun!
I have never heard of red velvet butter cookies. I love butter cookies I’ve never tried doing it this way it look so easy I’m going to have to try it.
Rebecca B. says
I am the worst baker, but I think I might be able to handle these! What a yummy Valentine’s Day treat :)
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Yum! Cake batter cookies are the best of all possible worlds. You even put M&Ms in them. MmmmmMMMMMM!
These sound really good! I am a total sucker for cake batter cookies – they are just so easy to make when you need to throw together a quick dessert! I’ll have to pick up a Red Velvet mix :)
Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog says
We love making cake batter cookies! I wouldn’t have thought to use the red velvet for Valentines! These are so adorable, I see cookies in our forecast this weekend!
Miles L. says
What a creative recipe! I think you have a gift of baking. I would love to try this recipe.
Up Run for Life says
Yummy, these looks good. I haven’t tried cake mix cookies yet. Red velvet is my favorite so I might have to try them.
I love red velvet. What a perfect Valentine treat. I can’t wait to make this for my family.
This is the first time that i saw red velvet butter cookies and this is so yummy
Chubskulit Rose says
Pass over some please? What a wonderful treat this is for Valentine’s day!
Bites for Babies says
These look so-ooo good!!! Something about the red of the cookie (makes it look pretty and elegant) and those huge M&M’s!!!
I totally want to bake my family a batch for Valentine’s Day now. How delicious do these cookies look?
Ann Bacciaglia says
Red Velvet cookies are so delicious. I have never tried to make my own before. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.
Omg these cookies look beyond delicious!!! Definitely need to give your recipe a try!!! Yum!
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