Sunday, September 11, 2016

A frightfully good time for Mayhem

Hello Mayhem Makers

I am going to guest blog today for Quilting Mayhem. For those of you who have had the pleasure of shopping in person at Quilting Mayhem might know me, Katie. I love Halloween! It is my favorite time of the year. The weather is changing and the crisp, cool air nips at your face in the morning. The smell of a wood burning fireplace mixes in with the breeze. It is perfect quilting weather! I have always had a thing for fall weather and Halloween. I wanted to share with you my recipe for Brains! Red Velvet cookie Brains, that is.

Gather your ingredients:

One Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
Two Eggs
One teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/3 of a cup of Butter melted
1 1/2 cups of Powdered Sugar (set aside)

Open the boxed cake mix and place in the bowl.

Use a whisk to break up any clumps in the cake mix.

Add eggs to the slightly cooled melted butter and whisk together adding the vanilla just after combined. 

 Add butter, eggs and vanilla mixture to the cake.

 Fold in mixture until just combined. You do not want to over mix.

In a separate dish like this one. Smallish and shallow add the powdered sugar. You could do this step in a plastic bag to shake coat the cookies. I find that I prefer to roll them in the dish for extra sugar coating.

If you have a small cookie scoop that would be helpful but I just used a small single spoon. Roll the cookie dough into an approximate 1" long by 1/2" roll.

Roll in powdered sugar until well coated.

This is a picture of my first batch. I didn't space them far enough apart for the brain hemispheres to show up after baking. Make sure to space the rolls at least 1/2" apart.

 Yummy, yummy brains fresh from the oven.
Let cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet to a cooling rack.

I hope you enjoy.

If you are in Snohomish, WA on Saturday September 17th, 2016 for the Zombie Walk. Please stop in to say hi in your finest zombie attire.


  1. hey I am really loving this post here I think that you have done a great job with it. I will be trying this out for myself soon. So thanks for posting