Wannabe Martha

Still trying to figure out which Martha

Advent Baking-Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Look what I made the other night – they’re all over the web thanks to the publication of THIS COOKBOOK (Dear Santa, please leave this in my stocking even though I’m trying to cull the cookbooks).

So, what’s with the “Advent Baking” thing? Well, I was thinking about all the tasty cookie recipes that keep hitting my FB feed and how I wanted to make them and then it came to me – make a new cookie each week and ship them off to folks who like getting cookies. Nifty, right?.


Yummy Delicious Red-Velvety Goodness


OK, so about the cookies. They’re super easy, and they have that distinctive “red velvet” taste – you know the one: slightly chocolaty but with that particular flavor that can only come from an insane amount of artificial food coloring? Yep – that taste. I actually grabbed the recipe from Chef in Training (a terrific site – do check it out) and the only teeeensy weeeeensy adjustment I made (isn’t there always one with me?) was to add 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

One other thing is the sheer versatility of these cookies.  Let’s say you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day sweet – you can make them into Green Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies; maybe you’re thinking something pompous – go for Purple (it’s kind of the royal color, right?); Feeling Smurfy?  Do Blue.  The possibilities are endless (except I don’t think you could pull off yellow or orange or the like – the albeit small amount of cocoa powder in them would make for a mud-like color and that’s just nasty.

I’ll be posting another cookie next week, hopefully earlier.  In the meantime, take a break and whip up a batch of these lovelies. They’ll be perfect for your tree-trimming activities.


I Rest My Case

Is there anymore need for discussion?

Photo Credit – Amazon

And Thank You to The Kitchn for alerting me.

(I’m not entirely sure how I lived before discovering The Kitchn and really, it does not bear contemplating.)