Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies

My Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies are such a great treat for Valentine’s Day! How can you go wrong with Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

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Ah yes Brookies, a cookie and brownie in one. What a wonderful delight! A lot of people LOVE Red Velvet, my youngest is one of them. So I decided weeks ago I needed to make a few Red Velvet delights for the approaching Valentine’s holiday.

Being that so many people LOVE Red Velvet, brownies and chocolate chip cookies – I just knew I had to do Red Velvet Brookies!

For those of you who aren’t crazy about Red Velvet, please try these anyway! The homemade chocolate chip cookie dough paired with a freshly baked Red Velvet brownie might just be enough to win you over. It sure worked for me!

Although I was thinking Valentine’s Day when I made these, they could be made for any holiday you want! Simply change up the ingredients and colors a bit and you have a whole new Brookie to enjoy!

Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies, enjoy!

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As you can see I used a few Valentine’s Day sprinkles and M&M’s…but not too many.

really wanted the wonderful flavors of Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Cookie to come through and be enjoyed!

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One little Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookie all by itself. Just waiting to be eaten. :)

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These Brookies are SO moist and SO wonderful, it’s hard to put into words!

If you don’t want to use homemade cookie dough you can always use 16 ounces of refrigerated cookie dough.

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Be sure to let your Brookies cool completely and they shouldn’t crack on you. I have some cracks as you can see in the pictures, because the Brookies were not completely cooled. Let’s just say I was working against the clock here. Sun seems to be in limited quantity here in Minnesota, especially lately!

Red Velvet Valentine’s Brookies

Ingredients:                                                       2015-01-23-4302 RV (Valentine's) Brookies

Red Velvet Brownies:

1 Red Velvet Cake Mix

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, preferably unsalted

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 large egg, room temp

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix

1 cup miniature chocolate chips

2 tablespoons Valentine’s Day sprinkles

1/4 – 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate M&M’s, or any kind you prefer

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. With a mixer or by hand, slowly add the flour, salt, baking soda, and instant pudding mix. Mix until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix until both are evenly distributed through dough. Or take out refrigerated cookie dough to warm up a bit. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl,  mix together the red velvet cake mix, vegetable oil, milk and egg until smooth and thick batter is achieved. Keep in mind this will be thick because it’s a brownie batter.

4. Spread the batter in the lined baking pan or sprayed baking pan. I strongly recommend using parchment paper here. Set aside.

5. You only need 16 ounces of cookie dough, the size most refrigerated cookie dough comes in. If making homemade cookie dough, take a few ounces off and use to bake a large cookie or anything you want. Using a small cookie scoop begin scooping small balls of cookie dough placing them on top of the red velvet mixture, press down slightly. Repeat process until you have used 16 ounces of cookie dough. Cover as much of the red velvet brownie mixture as possible. Sprinkle with 1/4-1/2 cup M&M’s, if desired. See note below.

6. Bake 42-47 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean. Cool on cooling rack for 30-45 minutes before cutting and serving.

*You can sprinkle the M&M’s on top of the mixture at the end, like I did OR you can mix them into the cookie dough when mixing in the miniature chocolate chips and sprinkles. Keep in mind the M&M’s sprinkled on top at the end may crack during the baking process. If you don’t like that simply mix them into your cooking dough.

 

 

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