One of our grandsons got in the car on Tuesday and before ever saying “hi nana, thanks for picking me up from school and do you know how much I love you and you are my fav person to hang out with?”, he threw his golf clubs in the back, got his phone out to text his girlfriend, looked over at me and said,”Nana, could you maybe make some red velvet thumbprints cookies and make the frosting cream cheese that goes in the thumbprint?, oh and could we run by Chick Fila and get some food and a coke, I’m about to die of thirst!” Well, back in my day (which was too many days back to count) I would have first at least looked over at my grandmother and said,”hello grandmother it is so good to see you and thank you so much for taking the time to come pick me up since my parents were busy!” And then, I would have given my requests! But because he actually talked to me (well until his mouth was full of Chick Fila and was busy texting his girlfriend) 7 1/2 min of the 30 min￼ car ride home, I agreed to make him these cookies! So here it is, all you red velvet lovers: very easy and I have to admit, not only are they cute but you can down about 5 of them before you begin to count calories. After all, can something that is called bunny bites really be bad for you? I think not!
1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter melted and cooled
1 teas vanilla
1 large egg
Mix all 4 ingredients in a bowl and stir￼ until well blended. Be sure the butter was cooled before adding to mixture. Mixture will be thick.
Wrap and place in fridge for about an hour or even overnight!
I used the candy size paper liners in the miniature muffin tin pan and dropped about a tablespoon of dough in each. This made about 40 cookies! Bake in preheated 350 oven for 10 min. Using a Thumbkin (I made my own using a stick and wooden ball) or your own thumb, make an indentation while still warm. Fill that indention with your fav cream cheese frosting. Recipe for frosting is below if you want to make these bunny bites really “bunnylicious”
Cream cheese Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1. (8 oz) softened cream cheese
1 box (3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
Enough whipping cream or milk to get frosting so you can use it in cookie press or frosting tube! Beat until well blended and smooth!