Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A while back, I was sitting in one of my classes, Spiritual Formation to be exact, where we were all sharing special traditions. One lady explained how her mother would make cookies every Sunday afternoon to put in her children’s lunches all week. I was fascinated, what a glorious tradition! The Horner Homemaking House, where I live and work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ministry of offering beverages and cookies to guests who arrive to fix appliances, make a delivery, or do landscaping (to name a few). We are known for our homemade cookies! This is a simple way to offer hospitality to guests that leaves a lasting impact.

After learning of this lady’s tradition, I set on a hunt to find a cookie jar that screamed, “buy me!” I traveled home to Mississippi for the holidays and happened upon a Goodwill store where I happened upon the perfect cookie jar. It was my style—vintage, old, very used, unique, beautiful. At $3, it was mine. I walked out of the store like I had bought a fine peace of jewelry. It now waits to be used in my future home, but until then, it holds savings for my home once my degree is completed.

To encourage you to start your own tradition of cookie sharing, I now share with you a cookie recipe I discovered on Pinterest and have made numerous times since. This is a never fail, quick and easy recipe that will leave all your guests asking for the recipe. It’s also a lovely cookie for Valentine’s Day!

1 box Red Velvet cake mix
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
⅓ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup white chocolate chips, or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients. Roll into balls and bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will look cracked when they are done. Makes about 24 cookies.

Emily Beth Leathers is a Masters student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys all things homemaking. Her greatest desire is for Christians to grasp God’s design for the home and family. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter @agirlwaiting and her blog, A Girl Waiting {on her Lord}.

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About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

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  1. Can’t wait to try these with white chocolate chips! BTW, for my oldest son’s first Christmas we got him a Cookie Monster cookie jar.

  2. What can be better than two of my favorite things, Emily?

    Red velvet cake and Chocolate!

    And it’s easy too. I can’t wait to make these.

    Thanks for sharing.