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Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip & Funfetti Cookies

I’ve got dip-mania.
I’m out of control, and I simply can’t stop!
I don’t know where this dough/batter dip concept has been all my life, 
but I can assure you– I am more than compensating for the lost time.
I really loved this one. 
Especially because it pairs so well with strawberries and apples. 
And fruit is kind of a refreshing change of pace for me :)
Although– to be completely honest with you, 
I didn’t try dipping fruit until I was scraping the last of it out of the bowl.
I ate most of the dip with cookies.
Funfetti sugar cookies. 

Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip
Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. red velvet cake mix
  • 2-3 c. powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk
Instructions:
  1. In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Whisk in the red velvet cake mix, 1 cup at a time. Add 1-2 tbsp. of milk alternately, if necessary, to keep consistency smooth.
  3. Whisk in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, alternately with tablespoons of milk. Continue adding powdered sugar and milk until it reaches a consistency and a sweetness that you like.
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Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Modified slightly from: Bake at 350
Ingredients:

  • 3 c. AP flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Sprinkles, desired amount
Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients (except for sprinkles) in a stand mixer, and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  2. (dough will look crumbly at first, but if you let it mix on its own long enough, it will come together just right).
  3. Fold in the sprinkles with a rubber spatula (or by hand as you roll the dough out).
  4. Roll the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Cut out desired shapes. Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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26 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip & Funfetti Cookies”

  1. Caroline & Cameron posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:43 am (#)

    consider it pinned. and happening at my house. now & for valentine’s day.

    my hips thank you :)

  2. Allison posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:53 am (#)

    YUM!!

    I invite you to link up this (or any other Valentine’s Day themed posts) at the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 link up!

    http://www.feedingmytemple.com/2012/01/exciting-announcement.html

  3. Hayley posted on January 17, 2012 at 11:48 am (#)

    These pictures are gorgeous! I want to frame them and stare at them all day in wonder and amazement. And aren’t those cookies adorable? I love Bridget’s sugar cookie recipe–so yummy. Great job!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm (#)

    I love it! I am planning on making a cake batter dip with heart shaped dippers for a party next week. Great minds, huh? But your red velvet?? OMG it’s beautiful and delicious!

  5. Something Swanky posted on January 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm (#)

    @Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust Can’t wait to see it!

    I know– can you believe that red?? We’re all scratchin’ out heads trying to figure out how to make beautiful red frosting without dumping in an entire 4.00 bottle of Americolor Super Red– and apparently the answer is red velvet cake mix!

  6. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on January 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm (#)

    I’ve got dip-mania too and it is killing me. Especially because you keep adding dips to my list :) This one looks delicious. Going to have to try it SOON!!

  7. Kaitlyn posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:18 am (#)

    Yum! Definitely pinning this on pinterest and following! Your recipes look divine!

  8. coconut posted on January 18, 2012 at 10:09 am (#)

    you always have the funnest ideas. And I am going to consider this healthy, it is called a dip, and dips are usually healthy. That will make me feel better about it.

  9. Erin posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

    You are on a roll! And I’m loving it! This one looks fantastic as well. Now, which one do I make first??

  10. MrsFoxsSweets posted on January 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm (#)

    This is so pretty together and yummy I am sure! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  11. Bridget posted on January 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm (#)

    I want to make this right now! What a great Valentine’s day recipe!!!

  12. My Blog Review posted on January 19, 2012 at 3:33 am (#)

    I don’t know where this dip madness came from either, but I’m loving it :) keep them coming!!!

  13. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on January 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm (#)

    this is genius.

  14. 4you-withlove posted on January 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#)

    OMG Another red velvet recipe. I have died and gone to heaven! :D

  15. Melissa @ LoveBugLiving posted on January 21, 2012 at 1:05 am (#)

    Wow! This looks delicious and the red is perfect for a Valentine’s day treat!

  16. Carrie posted on January 21, 2012 at 7:25 am (#)

    So cute! I’m a new follower love your blog. Think this will be on the menu at my son’s school party for V-day!

  17. Ann LeClercq posted on January 21, 2012 at 8:16 am (#)

    New follower, and so going to try to make this recipe gluten free! YUM!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  18. Mindie Hilton posted on January 21, 2012 at 10:35 am (#)

    These cookies look perfect. Besides my weekly Anything goes Fri-Monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest with some great prizes. I hope you will link up for a chance to win.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

  19. TidyMom posted on January 22, 2012 at 11:23 am (#)

    oh this sounds fantastic!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/16-valentine-ideas/

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Serendipity and Spice posted on January 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm (#)

    Yum… I love licking cake batter off the spoon… but turning it into a dip… GENIOUS!

    I found you on Tatertots & Jello…
    I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up! http://www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

  21. The Crafted Sparrow posted on January 23, 2012 at 1:28 am (#)

    Featuring this yummy dip over at The Crafted Sparrow tomorrow. ;)
    http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/

  22. Six Sisters posted on January 25, 2012 at 12:31 am (#)

    We are right there with you and the “Dip Mania”. These look so good! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another recipe! -The Sisters

  23. Julie w posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:15 am (#)

    This sounds perfect for my husband… I’ll be making him this sweet surprise ASAP!!

  24. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries posted on July 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm (#)

    Looks insanely delicious! Can’t wait to give this a try.

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