Over the holidays I searched many recipes trying to find a cake-like red velvet cookie recipe. I wanted to make little bite-size red velvet sandwich cookies with cream cheese icing. I tried 3 different recipes before I found the one that was exactly what I was looking for. The first ones I tried always ended up being crisp and crunchy cookies instead of the mini-cakes I wanted. Perseverance pays off because I found this recipe at Dinner and Dessert.
Once I found the recipe, I needed to figure out how to make them bite size and cute. Four cookie scoops later I have officially given up. The teaspoon sized scoop that I finally broke down and bought the other day ($18) didn't work. The batter was too wet and it just wouldn't come out of the scoop. Talk about defeated and disgusted! I tried using regular teaspoons and they just looked sloppy. The final idea I had was to use a piping bag. The mini chocolate chips I put in the batter wouldn't go through the Wilton tips I had so I just snipped off the end of the bag. Worked like a charm!
So now I have to find a use for the $18 scooper that I bought. I don't think that will be too hard.
They turned out adorable and delicious! The cookies come out of the oven rather crisp but I have found that the day after they take on more of the cake-like consistency that I was looking for.
We had a covered dish luncheon at school and the theme was "red food". I am guessing due to Valentine's day coming up. This was the reason I had been looking for to make these once again.
Here are the ones I made at Christmas time. They were very festive.