If you've ever met me in person, you only have to hear about four words out of my mouth to know I'm a Southern girl. And we Southerners take our cooking very seriously. Just ask Paula Deen. Here lately, though, I haven't had a lot of time to do real baking so my daughter and I have been using my mom's friend Betty's favorite cookie recipe a lot! The basic recipe is to take a white cake mix, add a stick of butter and one egg. Mix well and within just a few minutes (with no measuring!) you have a great cookie dough mix. For what it's worth, these make great decorating cookies if you roll them out. We don't have time for that :) We roll up the dough in a ball, sprinkle with some colored sugar, and bake. Yummy!
Whipperberry, but my daughter and I made ours a little closer to my cookie recipe.
Red Velvet Cake Cookies
1 Red Velvet Cake Mix (any brand)
1 and 1/3 stick butter
1 package white chocolate chips (I used Girardhelli)
Mix first 3 ingredients, add chocolate chips. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 350 degrees for around 12 minutes.
So, why is Stephanie sharing a recipe, you might be thinking? It's obvious from the picture that I am no food blogger. The hero in my most recent book, Point Blank Protector, is a tortured hero. He's tortured by his past, by things that he's done--or hasn't done when he could have. And so, in the long nights when he can't sleep or when the nightmares come, he cooks. It's just his thing. I love a man who isn't afraid to be a man in the kitchen. And Tyler definitely is that kind of hero.
Hope you enjoy this easy recipe and that it gives you a little taste of the south!
Stephanie Newton lives in Northwest Florida with her husband and two teenagers. Her latest book Point Blank Protector is available now!