Recipe: Valentine's Cake Mix Cookies

valentines cookies 

    Beautiful Valentine's Heart Cookies....

    These lovely cookies are actually made from a white cake mix and pre-made chocolate cake frosting! My Mom reminded me of this recipe today and we thought it was just perfect to share with all of you for the month of February. My sister came up with the ingenious idea of making red sugar heart decorations on the top of each cookie. Thank you so much to my Mom and sister for all of their help and ideas that went into making this recipe what it became. Now, let's get to baking!
 
Ingredients:

ingredients

cake mix

    Next, add the eggs and vegetable oil.

adding the eggs

adding the oil

Now you're ready for the food coloring....

adding the food coloring

stirring dough

kneading dough


My sister started mixing the dough together with a spoon - and finished it off kneading by hand.
 
    Next, pinch off a portions of dough and rolled them in your hands. Its a good idea to spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray before you begin to roll the dough since this step can get a little sticky! Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

rolling dough

cookies on tray 1


Rolling the dough into one-inch portions.... unbaked cookies ready to be flattened! :)

flattening the dough

flattened cookies


    Bake your cookies in the oven on 375*F. for 6 - 8 minutes. Our first batch took 8 minutes - the rest took 6! When the cookies come out, place them on a cooling rack to completely cool.

fresh baked cookies cooling

You cookies should look something like this....

    And now, for my favorite part...the frosting! When your cookies are completely cool, frost them with your choice of pre-made cake frosting like so.... 

frosting a cookie

frosted cookies

Frosting the cookies....YUM!

    Last but not least, my sister came up with the idea to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make a red sprinkle heart shape on the top of each cookie. Here's how she did it... 
 
    Step 1: Place cookie cutter on top of frosted cookie....

cookie cutter on cookie

spooning red sprinkles

sprinkles inside cutter

finished cookie

    Share these cookies with your loved ones and enjoy! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  

    By, Jessi Wasell