Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies

*** Warning: Unhealthy, sugary, super yummy recipe ahead. Proceed with caution. I'm eating healthier and running again. But I still have a house full of kids (and a husband) that love sugary sweets and snacks. I'm trying to healthify a lot of their foods, too, but I'm not going to throw the sugar out of the house completely.***  

Emmett was bored the other day and decided to bake something. He wanted to make homemade Oreo cookies, but we didn't have any chocolate cake mixes. We did however have red velvet cake mixes...

Emmett suggested using them. It turned out to be a really awesome idea!

Things got a bit messy when he was mixing the cookies up. See all the red splatters on his shirt? 

Be prepared to get your hands dyed a bit red from all the food coloring when you mix these bad boys up.

This kid was so proud of his cookies! He couldn't wait for everyone to have one (and neither could we!)

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies

2 boxes of Red Velvet cake mix
1 cup shortening
4 eggs, slightly beaten


1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1//2 cup butter or margarine
4 cups of powdered sugar

Mix together the boxes of cake mix, eggs and shortening in a large bowl. The best way to get it nice and mixed is to use your hands. Yep, that's right, stick your hands into that gooey mess and get busy. Kids love this part!

Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 7-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan before moving them. They'll flatten as they cool.

Soften the cream cheese and butter and whip in the powdered sugar. Scoop some of the filling onto one cookie and top with the second cookie. Now try to refrain from consuming the entire batch of cookies yourself. It will be hard. But you can do it.


Wouldn't these make a fun Christmas cookie? Or for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? Or even a great 4th of July cookie? 

And it makes me wonder...what other cake mixes would make great Oreo cookies? I think we're going to have to do some experimenting.

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