Skinny Red Velvet Cookie Dough Dip is secretly healthy that is full of cookie dough flavor but none of the guilt! A dessert you can feel good about indulging in!
It’s about time we have some sweets!
It’s been a long month of eating healthy so I thought a well deserved dessert was in order. Between the slow cooker Hawaiian burrito bowls to homemade teriyaki garlic wings to greek yogurt dips, I thought our stomachs could use some sugar!
I mean it’s Friday, so all things sweets are a go. At least in my book. Because let’s be real no meal for me is complete with something sweet at the end. Even if my meal is slightly sweet, I need a real dessert to classify the end of my feeding session. Don’t act like I am the only one!
When those sugar cravings strike, which are often, I start to rummage in my pantry or fridge for anything chocolate covered or peanut butter filled. During the holidays I had all the cookies I could handle but its been a ghost town these days. Never good for a girl with zero patience.
Last year we decided that Valentine’s Day deserved chocolate. Which rightly so. It is a holiday centered around love. And I sure do love chocolate. This year, I revamped my cookie dough recipe to be a bit more festive, you know puts its party pants on. It decided red velvet was the way to go because let’s be honest….red velvet is every.wh.ere. this holiday.
I do love red velvet but my heart belongs to my Grandma’s red velvet cake because it was authentic with buttermilk, cocoa and completed with a cooked icing that was .omygawd. good. There is no replacing the cooked icing. Not even the cream cheese imposters these days can stand up to my Grandma’s recipe. Yes. I may be bias but everyone that was able to experience her baking would stand behind me. I haven’t put her recipe up here because, well, it tips the scale of unhealthy. But would anyone care for it? If so, my Mom and I would love to whip it up and snap a few pictures for you all! You just say the words!
We have all seen the healthy cookie dough recipes out there, but I have yet to see a red velvet cookie dough that does not contain cake mix! I added a bit of dark cocoa powder to bring out that red velvet flavor and the bitterness from he cocoa works perfectly. A bit of sugar and red food coloring, and you both will be Valentine’s Day ready!
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If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #HOUSEWIFEINTRAININGFILES. I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!53