These Red Velvet Cookies are so easy, it's ridiculous, really! Anybody can make these and they are perfect to get the kids involved with. Buy some cute Valentine sprinkles of various shapes and let them go crazy. Of course the temptation to eat them before they ever get the frosting on them, much less the sprinkles will be hard to resist. These are so good! This is what you will need:
1 box Red Velvet cake mix (be sure to get the 18.5 oz. size)
6 Tbs. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened4 Tbs. butter, softened
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix cake mix, butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended. You can mix this with just a whisk or large spoon. Spray a heavy cookie sheet with nonstick spray or line it with parchment paper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop about 1 Tablespoon out and roll into a ball about the size of a small walnut. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and just slightly press down to flatten a little. Bake for 9-10 minutes. They will just be starting to crack around the edges and on the top. That's the way they should look.
Remove from oven and let sit for 2-3 minutes before removing to a rack to cool. Let cool completely before frosting.
Make your cream cheese frosting while the cookies cool. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar and add vanilla.
You can chill the frosting while the cookies cool and it goes on the cookies and sets up a little easier or use it at room temperature...whichever works for you! Sprinkle the tops with sprinkles or colored sugar or just leave plain!