The Great Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of the year – the Great Cookie Exchange!   Thanks to Jz for organizing this every year!

Those of you who know me outside of the cyberworld know that I’m not a big baker.  Or cook.  Or much of anything else domestic, and this recipe is perfect for those of us who want simple and easy.

The Red Velvet Ball

2 bricks of cream cheese
2 sticks of butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup brown or raw sugar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (miniature would be better)

Soften cream cheese and butter to room temperature.  Mix together with vanilla, red velvet cake mix, and brown or raw sugar.  Add 1 bag of chocolate chips.  Form into a ball.   Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.  (i put mine in a small bowl to make sure it stayed round, but i’m sure that’s not necessary.)

Roll in chocolate chips (hold some out from the bag) or chopped pecans.  (i found it easier to do this after the ball was chilled, but that might be because I don’t do this kind of thing all the time.)  Serve with graham crackers or vanilla wafers.

Here it is:

IMG_3079

(That’s actually a half batch – i didn’t make a whole batch because i don’t have anything to do with it except eat it.)

And here’s what it looks like as you spread it on the graham crackers and eat it.  i didn’t use miniature chocolate chips – my friend who i got the recipe from didn’t mention that – but it would spread better with those mini ones.  Sir, however, was not daunted by the over-size chocolate chips.

IMG_3083

He went from being a skeptic ~ “Cream cheese??  And chocolate?” to a fan.  You can tell by this:

IMG_3085Ok, i might have helped.  But still…

I think it’s a great addition to a Christmas party or such, and i hope you enjoy it too!  Now go check out all these other great recipes!

Angelina

Ashly

Beatrice

Beth

Bleu Ame

Cat

Del Fonte

Fiona

Hedone

Just Chickie

Jz

lil

little monkey

Misty

nilla

Penelope Hasler

ronnie

rose

Ryan Beaumont

Sarah

Sassy

Sillyone

sin

sofia

Terpsichore

Tom

Advertisements

14 thoughts on “The Great Cookie Exchange

  1. Jz

    oooo, wow!
    This looks fantastic my little non-baking friend! ;-p
    I may just have found my contribution to our holiday pot-luck!

    Thanks for playing, cutes.
    Yy

    Reply
  2. vanillamom

    wow. for someone who is not domestic, you sure nailed this one! I can’t wait to try it. YES! cream cheese and chocolate are a wonderful combo…and I LOVE how it’s served like a “cheese ball”…(which I am not a huge fan of)….but I’m a big fan of this one! I’m making this when my family comes to do the gift exchange! AWE-SOME!!!

    nilla

    Reply
  3. chickie

    Oh my gosh! This looks like I could just eat it all with a spoon. Wouldn’t want the kiddos to get all crazy from that red dye. Yes, must protect the children. Thank you!!!

    Reply
  4. catrouble

    Oh that looks beautiful and yummy and cheerful…am definitely making this for the Christmas buffet! Thanks for sharing. 😉

    Blessings…
    Cat

    Reply
  5. Ashly Star

    Mmm, red velvet and cream cheese go together perfectly. This seems like an easy and fun thing to have out for a party. Definitely going to be trying it out soon, thanks for sharing!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s