I’m so excited about the next five days of giveaways! 🎁 It’s been so much fun putting together something fun when we can definitely use some fun.
Last year we had the cookie contest. It was a blast! That’s why I’m bringing back some of the recipes sent in by…YOU! I figured since we are home and from what I understand cooking, baking and just well…eating, I thought I’d share some of the cookie recipes for the next five days.
Be sure you enter to win. You don’t have to enter daily. One time is fine. I’ll be announcing the winners here every day and each winner will have 48 hours to respond if they win, that means you need to come back here to check to see if you win.
There is also a prize for EVERYONE at the end so be sure you enter! Good luck!!!
🎄🍪 I love to bake. I’m southern! We all love cookies, especially during the holiday seasons. When I was researching for the Southern Cake Baker Series written under my pen name: Maymee Bell, I was baking every week. I put a little twist on the chocolate chip cookie and featured it in the first book Cake & Punishment. 🎄🍪
It’s been a huge fan favorite. The full recipe is below. I sure hope you try to bake them! Don’t forget to scroll down to enter to win something fun! 🎁
Let me know in the comments if you’re super excited about the fun?!
Red Velvet Crunchies
DO NOT preheat oven because the dough has to be chilled for ONE HOUR.
1 and 1/2 cups + 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature1
1 Tablespoon whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon red food coloring, liquid or gel. You might need more depending on how red you want your cookies to look. I like a LOT.
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + ½ cup for after baking to stick on top for decorations.
Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
Using a mixer to beat the butter on high speed until creamy. Beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined and creamy. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract. Once mixed, add the food coloring and beat until combined. Turn the mixer off to add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mixer on low and slowly beat until a very soft dough is formed. Add more food coloring if you’d like the dough to be brighter red, which I do. I will eyeball this. On low speed, beat in the chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky.
Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. It has to be chilled.
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
Put parchment paper on two baking sheets and set aside so they are ready for you to place the dough once you’ve rolled them in balls.
Scoop 2 Tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. If you need a photo, please check out Tonyakappes.com where you will find a photo under Maymee Bell recipes.
Place 9 balls onto each baking sheet. Bake each batch for 10-11 minutes. The cookies may have only spread slightly because the center will be nice and moist. If you want to press down the warm cookie, you can and it will make the crinkles on top. I stick a few chocolate chips on top and in the crinkles for decoration only.
Keep the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
*IMPORTANT: WHEN FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW WHEN ASKED TO FOLLOW PUT *DONE* IN THE EMPTY BOX TO ENTER*
114 Comments on “My 5 Days of Christmas Camper and Giveaway”
Red velvet cake is a huge favorite in our family. I will be trying the cookies this weekend!
I needed some fantastic new recipes and this is so awesome of you!
I’m so excited for this holiday fun! Thank you so much!
Love reading your books.
i love the story lines in these books great and thanks for the opertunity to enter catherine done
Thanks for doing this.
Thanks for the chance
Thank You!! Done
Oh those cookies look yummy. We will have to give them a try for sure.
Thank you! I love trying new cookie recipes.
Love your books.
This adds a little fun to the days of December.
Done. Thank you
Thank you for the chance. The prizes are fabulous! I love your books!
Thank you for the recipe and the giveaways!
I love the different recipes!
very good cookies,I like to use white chocolate chips as a better color contrast.
These look so good
This sounds like a recipe I would love. Shame I can’t bake any longer.Thanks for the chance.
I’m HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY , about the 5 Days of Cookies! Thank you!
I have done all previously except Instagram. Love your books & videos.
Super excited about trying these recipes!
My homemade cookies are my favorite snack! It’s very difficult for me to do much in the kitchen now due to severe arthritis and car accident injuries and what I miss most is baking!
Done! Thank you. Those.cookies look great!
Love holiday cookies!
Done! I love cookies and I love your books!
Thanks so much for this, I lost all my Christmas cookie recipes, so this is a blessing. Also thanks for the opportunity to win!!!
Nuts! I didn’t put DONE in the boxes, but put something else. I hope this still counts?
Done! Merry Christmas
Done!! Thanks for the chance!!
Love her books .
I hope I win,I hope I win! 😉
Done, the red velvet cookies look delicious!
Couldn’t figure out what went in each box. Can say I follow you everywhere.
Thanks for doing this, and done:)
Done, done, done! Fantastic contest Tanya! All the prizes are great. Hope to win something this holiday season. I turn 60 at the end of December. Gosh, where did the time go to?
Done. Thank you.
Following on some.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Looking forward to the fun!!! Thanks for doing this! Happy Holidays!!!!!
I love red velvet cake but never had the cookies. I can’t wait to try this recipe.
I even make cookies of our family reciept of Applesauce Fruit Cake no peal
can’t wait to try this new cookie!
I can’t wait to try these cookies
Merry Christmas! Thank you for the opportunity to win your fantastic giveaway! I love the picture and it brings back special memories of my mother whom I lost a few years ago on Christmas Eve. Mom loved Christmas and she used to have a tree just like the one in our giveaway. That tree was the first thing out every Christmas when growing up but it was lost during their last move. Thank you again for the wonderful gift you are offering to your readers.
Trying again – I did not get the box to type in done.
Anxiously awaiting the next books!
Thanks so much for the recipes. Still have the one for chess pie put aside to try.
Done. Thank you! =)
I am collecting the recipes for when I retire and we take off in our new RV which I am working to pay for now. Love the series and the tips!!
Done. I read all the camper mysteries! Huge fan!
Done. Thank you!
Got them all done, but the link for Instagram is not working at 9:05 on 12/10.
Done! I’m so excited for this.
Done! Was already on most of these lol
Have a wonderful holiday to all!!
Done. BUT it would have been easier if all the links were “live” and you could just click on them!
Cookies! Yum! Thanks!
This is great! Did all the things and can’t wait to try some of these wonderful recipes!!! Thanks!
Definitely super excited about the giveaway and the recipes.
All Done. Merry Christmas Tonya!
Done! Thanks so much for the chance and amazing giveaway! Merry Christmas!
Done. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Always looking for new recipes. 🙂
Done Love this recipe sounds so yummy!
So excited! I get to spend a few days reading the Camper books. And, I discovered I am behind in the Postal books. What better time to play catch-up. Great stress reducers!
Done! Love cozy mysteries ❤️
Done .I have read most of your books when I was getting them from the library. Iove it when you have new one coming out. Can’t wait for the next one in the coffee series.
Thank you so much for this Christmas kindness