Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Red Velvet Valentine cookies and unfortunately the word "things"

Hey, everyone!

Not, surprisingly hearts and flowers don't go over really well at my house. 

With two teenage boys, I'm always on the lookout for fun, little Valentine's things that aren't too Valentiney, if you know what I mean.......okay, I keep telling my eighth grader not to use "things" in his writing and here it is in mine!  And I can't think of anything to replace it, ugh!.......

  I was thrilled when I ran across this cookie recipe last month.

  I think I saw it first on Pinterest, but I can't be sure.

........Somehow they look even better in real life, maybe I should stick to photographing quilts!....... 

Jenny has some great pictures on her blog.

Anyway, these Red Velvet Cake Milky Way Cookies are delicious and so easy too! 

There isn't much more to it than a Red Velvet Cake Mix and Dark Milky Way bars.

I love the regular Milky Ways and I was tempted to put them in this recipe instead of the dark ones, but I'm glad I didn't.

These cookies are so good!

You can find the recipe at Picky Palate if you're interested in giving them a try this week!

I've made these twice recently. 

One batch to test them out, and another to mail to my son in college........We should test the cookies before we ship them don't you think ;-)

The Red Velvet cake mix size I used was 16.5 ounces.

I had read in the comments on Jenny's blog that the cake mix size seems to matter.

My tip is - don't chop the candy bars up too much and don't mix too much after you add them to the batter. 

The larger the pieces, the more you can see them and taste them in the cookie!




PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'll take your word for it. I don't like Milky Ways. :) I know what you mean. Even though I do have a little girl and buying for her for Valentine's Day is easy-peasy, it's hard to buy for my husband which is why he's getting homemade pillowcases from me. :)

Needled Mom said...

Those sound delicious!!! Great idea to test them first.

Joyful Quilter said...

Sorry, they look disgusting ... which I guess makes them perfect for teenaged boys. But anything with dark chocolate has to be good in my book. Have a great Valentine's Day.

Houseelf said...

Chocolate bars and cake in one recipe- my son would love them!
Happy Valentine's Day.