Monday, February 13, 2012

Just a Quick Valentine's Treat

Okay we are in the thick of "busy season" at work so lets make this a quick one... To add to the many addicts of Pinterest, I too must admit to being addicted to the wonderful endless flow of pictures/goodies and crafts that it supplies.  During one of my Pinterest sessions I came across these WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC looking/sounding beauties: Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod.

These already sounded SPECTACULAR as is, but then I had also seen these red velvet marshmallow thumbprint cookies from How Sweet It Is on Pinterest, so guess what I did?!? I combined the best of both these recipes to make RED VELVET CHEESECAKE THUMBPRINT COOKIES!!!! Yes yes I totally went there and it was amazing!

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod.

For the cookies:
1 box red velvet cake mix
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the cheesecake filling:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, combine all of the cookie ingredients together and give it a good whirl in the stand mixer until it all comes together into a smooth red dough.  At this point I covered the dough and put it into the fridge while I made the cheesecake goodness!

(2) In a medium bowl, place the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together.  Using a hand mixer blend until smooth and creamy.

(3) This is where I changed up Two Peas & Their Pod's procedures. Take the red velvet dough out of the fridge and using a portion scoop (I used 1 Tbsp.) dollop spoonfuls onto your cookie sheet.  Using a smaller portion scoop (I used 1.5 tsp.) make a thumbprint indention into the dough and fill with cheesecake goodness.

(4)  Bake cookies at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before removing.

These babies are so soft and moist and flat-out delicious!  My co-workers all definitely enjoyed these, and they were so easy to make!  I will be keeping this recipe around for any last minute red velvet emergencies.  I recommend that you do the same.

Like I said, I will do my best to get back into the blogging, but as I mentioned we are in the thick of tax busy season....just to give you a glimpse into the life of a Tax Accountant...



Sad, isn't it? Hopefully, you will hear from me soon! Happy Baking, and please bake some extra Valentine's goodies on my behalf since I will not have much time to do it myself.

2 comments:

Mary said...

This is the first time I've seen these cookies. This was my first visit to your blog, so Itook some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. blessings...Mary

Kristen said...

These look awesome!!! Im so glad I found your blog

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