Thursday, April 19, 2012
Red Velvet Cookies
Source: Recipe Girl
Yields 24 cookies
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix (dry)
4 to 5 large egg whites (start with 4... see *tips below)
1/2 cup sour cream
Cream cheese frosting, see below
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix 4 egg whites and sour cream, then use a wooden spoon to mix it into the dry mixture. The mixture will be very thick. Add an additional egg white if it's impossible to stir. A thick batter is what you're looking for though.
Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to drop a tablespoon of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 to 13 minutes, until the cookies are set. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese with 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar. Spread the frosting on the cookies.