2.02.2016

Red Velvet Cookie Cake

As Valentine's Day nears - a holiday Scott and I don't really celebrate, mind you - I've been searching high and low for all the crafts, all the goodies, and all the clothes. While I fully believe it's a Hallmark holiday and don't do a whole lot in the way of celebrating with Scott, I do want to make the day, and days leading up to it, a little more special for Marcus and Julia.

So, this weekend while Scott was away working Marcus and I found all sorts of things to do to pass the time (Julia hung out - literally - during all our shananagains).  When I landed on this cookie cake recipe I knew I had a winner. What's not to love about the marriage of a cookie and a cake in the form of red velvet goodness? And, Marcus was very keen on helping me with each step of the baking process.

The cookie cake is a breeze to make. It is positively rich and the the frosting is superb. It's basically perfection for the red and pink holiday just around the corner.

After it was all said and done Marcus got first dibs on the first slice. Too bad he's not as enthusiastic about eating other foods, like, say, his dinner. Nevertheless, it was a fun, tasty, and Valentine-appropriate way to pass our afternoon.
If you're headed to any Valentine parties I'd highly recommend bringing this along. It's super easy and quick to whip up. And, did I mention it's delicious?

Joining some of my favorite ladies for the Foodie for a Year linkup.



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23 comments:

  1. Umm...you had me at cookie cake and then stole my heart when I saw the picture! :) Looks so amazing.

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  2. Well, that just looks fabulous. I think I could even make that!

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  3. That looks delicious! Thanks for linking up!!

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  4. As soon as I saw this picture, I was CRAVING it! This looks amazing!!!

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  5. I've made a very similar recipe but never with red velvet. So fun and festive!

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  6. Lol-ing about Marcus getting first dibs, yet not eating his dinner. Oh, threenagers. This looks amazing! You really can't go wrong with a cookie cake! Thanks for linking up, friend!

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  7. How awesome is this cake, Desiree! You nailed it with this. I am thinking of a way to make one for St. Patrick's Day... green M&Ms and icing for sure!

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  8. Oh my gosh, yum! Definitely going to be trying this!

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  9. This looks AMAZING!!! Please FedEx me a giant piece! Also, how did you create that cool printable recipe card in the middle of your post? Please share!

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  10. I'm not a red velvet fan but that looks delicious! (Found you through Sara!)

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  11. Umm, YES PLEASE! I LOVE red velvet so I'm definitely going to have to make this!!!

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  12. Im with you, Valentine's is a complete Hallmark holiday, but making it festive for the girls is my priority (they will get jaded soon enough, ha!!!) I HAVE to make this, red velvet is my favorite! Also 5 stars on the icing! I suck at using a piping bag.

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  13. Oh yum! Seriously! I want to make this!

    Becky
    bybmg

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  14. That's a cookie big enough to share with your almost neighbor... So next time I fully expect an invite and at least half of that.. TO MYSELF.

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  15. Holy cow! These look delicious. My mom loves Red Velvet. I think I will make this for her birthday!!

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  16. winner winner cookie cake dinner! I adore cookie cake. Plus with a cake mix. Bam. Is it softer like cake or thicker like a cookie?

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  17. BTR's birthday is the day before Valentine's Day and I can't wait to make this for him!! Here's hoping my icing skills are half as good as yours though!!

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  18. Give me all the red velvet!!! This looks delicious!!!!!

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  19. Oh my this looks amazing. I LOVE cookie cakes! Must try this soon!

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