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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

These chewy little morsels with a pop of red velvet color and flavor are the perfect treat for all the Valentine’s in your life.

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Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away and I’ve teamed up with a bunch of bloggers to share some #FoodBloggerLove, hosted by Allison of The PinterTest Kitchen. After saving the recipe for these cookies, makes sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to check out everyone else’s recipes!

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Well, I managed to do it again. I didn’t think I would be able to come back with an equally stellar cookie after last week’s rousing success but the recipe for these cookies has been requested just as much from everyone who has had them. And since it made 6 dozen in my hands, that was a lot of people! Maybe I should take a month-long hiatus more often… just kidding.

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It really should come as no surprise that these cookies were a success. After all, I stacked my cards because I modified the recipe from the lemon gooey butter cookies that were one of the top 10 recipes for 2017 even though they were only just posted in December! Heck that’s why I decided to make another version because clearly you all dig the gooey butter cookies, but this time they are all dressed up for Valentine’s Day.

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Red velvet tends to rise in popularity this time of year, clearly due to it’s rich red coloring. I would eat it year round but I admit, the inspiration for such things does tend to be linked to the impending holiday of Valentine’s Day. While I am attending two Galentine’s Day events, Bob and I actually don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day itself because we feel like planning a wedding kinda covers it. I’m sure I’ll throw something corny at him at some point during the day however, because I just cannot resist.

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One year ago: Weekly Meal Plan: 7

Two years ago: Nutella Stuffed Biscotti

Three years ago: Homemade Lip Balms Revisit

Four years ago: Quinoa Turkey Meatballs

Five years ago: Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes


Makes approximately 6 dozen


2-1/4 all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 tsp red food coloring

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed (or handheld electric mixer and a large bowl), cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in sugar, food coloring, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy. Add egg and egg yolk and beat until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. On low speed, gradually add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Place confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  5. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls (I used a small cookie scoop), roll in confectioners’ sugar to coat, and place on prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are puffed and crackly. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 10 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Once completely cooled, transfer cookies to an airtight container.

Source: Adapted from Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies.


Buckeye Cheesecake Cake

If you thought the combination of peanut butter and chocolate couldn’t get more decadent, then you clearly have not yet met this cake.

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Buckeye Billionaire Bars

Want to be a billionaire? I don’t have the answer on how to achieve that, but I do know how to answer a desire to eat a billionaire – the bar that is. This version has a layer of peanut butter!

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Oreo Cheesecake Fruit Dip

Turn any flavor Oreo into a delicious dip that tastes like Oreo cheesecake, perfect for serving with fresh fruit. What flavor will you make?

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Peppermint Shortbread

Classic melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with a festive twist with the addition of peppermint, red sprinkles and a mini candy cane cookie cutter.

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Buckeye Cake

Your favorite homemade candy is now available as an entire cake. This peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting is decorated to look just like a buckeye!

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Baked Strawberry-Ginger Glazed Doughnuts

You don’t need a vat of oil to make doughnuts at home. These baked strawberry-ginger glazed doughnuts are just as good as their fried cousins.

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Strawberry Glazed Meyer Lemon Blondies

Change the way you think about blondies with this citrus-fruity spin utilizing Meyer lemons topped off with fresh strawberry glaze. Great for the winter blues or a summer treat!

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Oreo Cupcakes

These white cake Oreo cupcakes are a happy treat no matter what time of year. Topped with Oreo frosting and an extra Oreo for garnish.

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Homemade Malted Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade hot chocolate is the way to be, especially when there is malted milk powder involved! Whip up this easy mix to warm up on the next chilly evening by the fire.

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