Here is a photo of my Red Velvet Cookies posing in the actual snow on my deck! Don’t they look like they are dusted with real snow? If you read my post about my Light Fettuccine, I pondered about a snow storm coming to Kansas and whether it would really turn into much.
WELL, yes it did!
I am writing this post on Thursday as I sit by my fireplace and the snowflakes are still coming down. Today is Day 2 of the storm and yesterday I made the cookies in the afternoon since everything was cancelled. The snow continued on through the night, along with thunder and lightening around 4 a.m. Apparently that is called thunder snow!! School was cancelled and we were advised not to drive if we didn’t have too. Our street has not been ploughed out and I read in the paper that the side streets won’t get cleared! With this much snow that could be challenging!
Now, on to the cookies! What is the best thing to do on a snow day? bake of course because if you bake then eating follows.
This recipe is courtesy of the Tidy Mom blog. Here is the link to her blog and the recipe and her great photos! http://tidymom.net/2013/red-velvet-gooey-butter-cookies/
Tidy Mom made these red battered cookies for Valentine’s Day which would have been really awesome! Christmas would have been great too. I however, am referring to these as my Snowy Day Cookies. Delicious with a sprinkle of snow on top. ♥
Tidy Mom’s Red Velvet Butter Cookies
· 1 package Red Velvet Cake Mix
· 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
· 1/2 c. butter, softened
· 1 large egg
· 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
· 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
· 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 350°
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
3. Add egg and vanilla and mix until completely incorporated, then add cake mix and continue mixing until a dough forms (will be thick). Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
5. Using a cookie scoop, form one inch dough balls and roll into powdered sugar to coat.
6. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until centers are set.
7. Cool on wire rack.
8. When completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar.
Here are a few photos of my process!
Thank-you Tidy Mom, you made my snow day a bit more fun.
I am up early on this Friday morning and all set to post this blog that I wrote yesterday. Schools are closed again today much to my kid’s delight.The final accumulation was about 14″ of snow. and it ranks as one of the largest storms Kansas has ever seen. That is a fair bit even by Canadian standards (it is about 35 c.m.) It feels a bit like a “welcome to Kansas gift”, just to make me feel at home. I have lost my excitement for a “big storm” since this will be Day 3 for me! I am ready to get back out into the world. The only thing holding me back is the 14″ of snow on my street.