Although I do love making things from scratch and many of the recipes I share here are made that way. But, sometimes time is short and the best option is to reach for the easy one. Cake Mixes have moved on a lot since I was young when you got a box that did a sponge cake and that was about it. Now there are different flavours and varieties. With time short this Easy Cookie Recipe is made with red velvet cake mix from the baking aisle perfect for no-fail cookies (as long as you follow the instructions carefully). So here they are our EASY Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip Cookies (with sparkles which you can blame my daughter for) perfect to make quickly for Valentine's Day with the kids especially for the ones you love.
Perfect Valentine Cookies Every Time
One of the things that I have found difficult when making recipes from cookbooks and on the internet is that my oven isn't your oven and isn't the oven of the recipe creator. So to get perfect cookies every time I always adjust my oven slightly.
How do you figure it out?
I've heard all sorts of things and read long guides that tell me how to adjust my oven as well. But in all honestly, the best way to ensure that your cookies come out perfectly every time is to do what you know.
Mine go in at a slightly lower temperature and for a little less time (2 - 5 minutes). I have a fan assisted oven and it seems to run especially hot - great for cooking meals like Sunday Roast but not so great for cookies and cakes! When a recipe calls for 200C I reduce it to around 185C and adjust the time and this seems to be ideal for cooking things right.
It's also important to remember with a lot of cookie recipes that you need to chill the dough. This will help the cookies keep their shape a little more when cooking.
Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red Velvet isn't complicated - it's literally cocoa powder with red food coloring but it does make an ideal Valentine Recipe.
These cookies as they are made with cake mix rather than a traditional cookie or biscuit (in the UK) mix are more crinkle cookies and soft than hard like gingerbread.
The sparkles added and the white chocolate chips can be removed with no problems without adjusting the recipe but we think that they make them a little extra special for Valentine's Day treats for the family.
Easy Valentine's Recipes
Here are some more of our favourite easy Valentine's Day recipes