During the holidays, I always find myself doing things last minute. This cookie recipe is super quick and easy and is the perfect dessert for a last minute get together.

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For the last month, my family and I have been in the process of moving from Virginia to Hawaii. Although we were excited about moving, we were not excited about the process of moving.

We had finally moved into our house and were immediately invited to dinner at a neighbor’s house. Of course, I volunteered to bring dessert.

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I was excited to meet our new neighbors but I forgot that I did not have all of my baking supplies, so a trip to Target was needed!

For Thanksgiving, I made these yummy red velvet crinkle cookies from the Duncan Hines website and thought that these would be perfect to bring to our neighbor’s house.

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I remembered seeing a Blue Velvet cake mix awhile back and was praying that they carried it at our local Target. To my surprise, I was in luck! There was only one Blue Velvet box left!

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  These cookie balls are a little messy to make but the end result is so pretty. It reminds me of winter but they could be used for a boy’s baby shower.

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 The recipe makes 24 cookies or 12 sandwich cookies if you decide to add cream cheese (which is my absolute fav!) as a filling.

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 Duncan Hines also makes a pink velvet cake that I think would work wonderfully at a princess party. Which color would you choose?

 

Blue Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Yields 24
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Package of Blue Velvet Cake mix
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 6 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  4. Zest of 1 lemon
  5. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cornstarch with a fork. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together all other ingredients until well combined.
  4. Using a measuring tablespoon, form 1-1 1/4 inch balls and set on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  5. One at a time, completely cover each cookie ball with sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, and use cream cheese frosting below to make sandwich cookies.
Notes
  1. These cookies can also be made with the red velvet and pink velvet cake mixes.
Adapted from Duncan Hines
Adapted from Duncan Hines
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Cream Cheese Frosting
My go to cream cheese frosting recipe. Perfect for piping or icing a cake.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 8oz cream cheese, cold
  2. 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. zest of one lemon
  5. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In medium size bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. After scraping the sides of the bowl, cream together cubed, cold cream cheese with softened butter until smooth. Mix in extract and zest.
  2. Slowly add sugar 1 cup at a time to cream cheese mixture until smooth.
Notes
  1. Can be piped for cupcakes or used for frosting a cake.
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