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[intro]Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms are easy to make and is 5 ingredients! It combines the crinkle cookie with a blossom cookie for a yummy Valentine’s Day Treat![/intro]

 

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The Stages

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] T [/dropcap]his morning I got up early and was shooting some photos for a recipe I am working on with my new light and a new tripod when a thought came to me. I have gone through stages of improving myself. It is funny how that happens.

Food Photography

For the longest time on Seduction in the Kitchen, it was all about improving my photography. Don’t get me wrong, I am still am wanting to improve the photography.

 

In fact, I am considering writing a post about food photography on a budget. Because after all I am always on a budget. I have learned some tricks and hints of what can do when cant afford a $200 tripod.

Investing in my blog

That is another conversation for another time, the $200 tripod. Food photography, well food blogging, in general, is quite an investment. Right now, my investment is in this SEO thing and less in the photography area because I am at a comfortable spot with photos for right now.

 

It is time to start making my investment pay off for me. Which is why I now need to do this cleanup and SEO. Time to do the business stage of food blogging. As I am always saying on Seduction in the Kitchen, change is good.

Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms

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Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms easy to make with less than 5 ingredients!

Valentine’s day will be coming up soon so that means there is a need for recipes that are red, chocolate and say HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! So what one thing out there is the culinary word is all of that? RED VELVET!

Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix

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Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms secret to how easy they are is cake mix.

I will not lie, I could make red velvet cake from scratch, but truthfully, I rather just use a cake mix. Why? I don’t know what it is, but I have no patience for making red velvet from scratch for some reason.

 

Cooking Tip:

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] W [/dropcap]hen baking drop cookies, especially if you like chewy ones, leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes after you take the pan out of the oven. This gives the cookies a chance to firm up a bit before you slide a spatula underneath them. After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.  – Source: King Authur Flour

 

Thank heavens you can buy it in the mix. Which is perfect to incorporate it into cake mix cookies, the easiest cookies to make. Trust me it is!

 

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Using Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix to make these cookies, really does help for when you are on a budget. But how do I make this valentine’s day cookie stand out from other cookies? Crinkle cookies are one way, but what about a thumbprint type?

 

Being a typical Libra that can never decide on things, I decided to do both the crinkle and thumbprint. To make them say HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, I decided using a chocolate heart instead of the kisses just said, I love you so much better.

 

Turned out doing combining the crinkle cookie with a thumbprint/ blossom cookie was a great idea. These cake mix cookies are amazing.I balanced the sweet by using dark chocolate hearts. Plus they are easy to make, yes they are perfect Valentine’s treat to make.

 

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Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms simple treat to say Happy Valentine’ Day

 

Yield: 12 cookies

Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms

Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms

Valentine Red Velvet Cake Mix Blossoms are easy and is 5 ingredients! It combines the crinkle cookie with a blossom cookie for a yummy Valentine's Day Treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 12 dark chocolate hearts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix together till everything is combined.
  3. Roll the dough between your hands into 12 balls.
  4. Next, roll the balls into some powdered sugar.
  5. Place the balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
  7. Let the cookies cool for 1 minute then insert in the middle of each one a dark chocolate heart.
  8. Let them finish cooling, then serve them up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g

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Julia

Thursday 8th of February 2018

You are absolutely right - you need red recipes with chocolate in them! Love how these turned out!

Deanna

Friday 9th of February 2018

Yes you do!! Thank you so much!!!

Sonal

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Absolutely loved these cookies! And the fact that they are so simple to make is a bonus for sure!

Deanna

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Thank you so much!! I love simple :)

Jyothi

Thursday 8th of February 2018

This is a perfect Valentine treat! Gorgeous!

Deanna

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Thank you so much!

Danielle

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I am all about using cake mix. Anything to make baking quicker and easier! These sound wonderful!

I am still in the stages of improving my food photography - it is quite an investment! I'd love to see that post on budget food photography.

Deanna

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Awesome! I think in the upcoming weeks I am writing this all up for budget photography! Thank you s much!

Demeter

Thursday 8th of February 2018

So many great V-Day vibes with these cookies! Love the heart in the center, for extra love. :)

Deanna

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Thank you! I saw those in the store and I knew I wanted to use those chocolate hearts

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