Decorating the tree, shopping for (and opening!) presents, spending time with family. These are all things I love about Christmas. But my favorite part by far: holiday baking. From cookies and cakes to breads, truffles and more, I love to whip up lots of sweet stuff that brings joy to everyone (myself especially) during the holidays.
Harrison’s stepdad was in town this past weekend and, like me, he has a total sweet tooth. I wanted to send him home with something special, so I decided to make my first holiday dessert of the season: Red Velvet Cookies. And seriously, I am so glad I did.
These cookies honestly could not have been easier to make or more delicious to eat. Even Harrison, a notorious sweets naysayer, couldn’t help but eat a few. I love how cakey they are, and the red and white color combo creates a fittingly festive display.
The best part? With one batch making so many cookies, I had plenty to give out and to keep for myself. Check out the recipe below, and tell me: What’s your favorite holiday cookie to bake or eat?
Red Velvet Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies (via Whipperberry Dish)
1 box red velvet cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 sticks butter, softened
1 large egg
2 cups white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In mixing bowl, beat butter until soft and fluffy. Slowly add cake mix and flour, and combine.
3. Add egg, and mix completely. Add white chocolate chips, and mix until well combined.
4. Form dough into 1-inch balls, and place onto non-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let cool on wire rack.