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[The Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #9: Red Velvet Chip Cookies - 5 Ingredients!
December 17, 2014
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12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #9 - Red Velvet Chip Cookies, Just 5 Ingredients

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Red Velvet Chip Cookies are a variation of American red velvet cake, a chocolate-flavored classic typified by a unique deep red or red-brown color.

Originally, red velvet cakes and confections were colored with boiled beet juice to retain moisture or red food coloring when beets were not available. Today, red velvet treats are becoming increasingly popular during the holiday season and in their own right for their distinctive color and rich, chewy flavor.

These cookies are beautiful on a Christmas cookie tray, but also incredibly easy to mix together. Start with a cake mix, add a few ingredients, mix the lot with a large spoon, and voila – they are ready to put in the oven.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 7-10 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Red Velvet Chip Cookies … and get more ideas for different cake mix Christmas cookies on The Elf’s Cake Mix Christmas Cookies Pinterest Board.

Christmas Cookie Baking Tip : Best Way to Add Chips to Cookie Dough

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Cookie dough fillers include chocolate chips, vanilla-flavored chips (or any kind of chips, for that matter), dried fruits (such as raisins and dates), and nuts.

Typically, fillers are added to a cookie dough recipe after the rest of the dough has been mixed together.

At that point, cookie dough is often quite thick. The Elf recommends using a large spatula or metal or wooden spoon to mix in fillers … such as when you add the white chocolate chips to Red Velvet Chip Cookies.

See more helpful baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

More Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies from The Elf

Chocolate Crinkles: Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipe Cranberry Sugar Cookies: Just 3 Ingredients Cookie Pizza: Fun and Easy Holiday Cookie Recipe Funfetti Sugar Cookies: Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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