I haven't had a cake mix in the cupboard for years. One of the items in my President's Choice holiday goodie box was their PC Red Velvet Cake Mix. I really wanted to test it, but wasn't in the mood for cake or cupcakes, then I remembered making cake mix cookies back in the day. Up until now, I don't think you could buy a red velvet cake mix in this part of Canada, so hopefully these will become a new holiday favourite. I had read mixed reviews of the mix on the PC website, but as a cookie, I have no complaints with taste or colour. These cookies look like a gingersnap, but don't be fooled, they are a soft, chewy cookie with crispy, sugary edges.
My Red Velvet Crackles
Makes 2-3 dozen cookies
1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
2 eggs, large
1/3 cup oil (I used corn oil)
Sugar for rolling
Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl with a spoon. That's it folks. Roll into balls, mine were on the large size, just a bit smaller than a Timbit. Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet, leaving room between the balls, they will flatten. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (my large ones took the full 12 minutes). Transfer cookies to cooling rack and store in an airtight container. While I haven't froze any from this batch, they do freeze wonderfully.
You might want to remind Santa that his tongue will be red after eating some of these cookies ;)
I received free product to test to be able to provide review, but my opinions, as always, are just that... mine.