yes. I know. I just made your day, right? No? Well...I doubt we could be friends then. I mean, this is just a bunch of goodness in one place. And for those of you pansies...the bourbon is understated. haha sorry. I am a lover of corn in all forms, including the fermented variety;)
But seriously...these are tasty. These are the only ones I have made that have had friends texting me at 2 am, in the middle of breast feeding to inform me that "if I cared about her at all I would make her some more and bring them to her immediately." My friends are kinda bossy, huh? but I love them and their sleep deprived bossiness and all. Cause, let's be real, who doesn't love being threatened in the middle of the night over something they have baked. Threats of violence just may be the most real compliment I have received to date. Cookie
I am not gonna lie...I made these at Christmas time, hence the cropping that happened. I didn't think that a snowman w/a Santa hat screamed romantical notions and to me, red velvet is all kinds a romance. at least between me and my cookie.
1 box red velvet cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup sprite
1 packet cheesecake pudding
4-6 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp bourbon
Preheat oven to 350'
Mix together dry cake mix, oil, eggs and sprite
I normally use a round TBSP to place on cookie sheet, but you can also use a round TSP to make them bite size and get more out of it. Bake 8-9 minutes
For the filling
Cream softened cream cheese on low for 1 minute to get fluffy, add the pudding packet and 2 tbsp bourbon, beat until fully incorporated and slowly add the whipping cream and beat until peaks begin to form. or for alternate version, prepare the pudding w/1 cup cold milk and bourbon, mix w/cool whip. Place in fridge for hour to let either version set up.
Place a large dollop on one cookie and press another on top to spread the filling out.
If you love red velvet, then check out a few of my previous recipes.
Go forth and make some red velvety goodness.
and I am
disturbed slightly befuddled I apparently need to make this declaration, but some times a good PSA is what it takes.. I assumed everyone knew that the exorbitant amount of food coloring in most red velvet cakes would make for, let's go with interesting...bathroom situations.(for certain people, and sometimes only certain brands & I could use this time to mention the whole 'you know what assuming gets you adage', but I won't.) Just know that due to the fact that more than 2 of my friends thought they were having internal bleeding after eating them...keep in mind. you're fine. Your kids are fine. I promise;)