Pregnancy Belly | Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies | NewMamaDiaries.comRed Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies 

I had actually been eyeing these for a while, as well as those delicious looking red velvet brownies that I always see on Pinterest.  I decided to finally try out one of these recipes, but as you all know I always put my own spin on it.  Usually this spin is just adding more vanilla extract and chips to the recipe, lol, but hey its still a spin.  I have to say they turned out delightful, although rich like red velvet always is.  The recipe I used was super easy and inexpensive, and took less than 30 minutes to put together.

What I used:
1 box of Red Velvet cake mix.  I used Duncan Hines
8 oz of cream cheese.  I used Philadelphia, but any good quality kind will work just as good.
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of white chocolate chips

How I did it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat together the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the cake mix and beat until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll dough into tablespoon sized balled and place on a non-stick cookie sheet or one lined with parchment. Bake for 9-11 minutes, the top and outside of cookie will be set, but the center will be moist and gooey.  Once cookies cool, they will have a moist, gooey, yet fluffy airy texture.  They hold together very well, but are very light and the taste is oh so rich!

Cool before eating, especially because of the gooey center these cookies need a minute or so to set up.




Hope you enjoy!

Happy bumping!


Pregnancy Belly | Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yep, I’m back with another delicious recipe!  Chocolate chip cookies are my absolutely favorite cookies in the world.  There is no other cookie like it, that matches up to it, that IS IT!
I’ve made these cookies going on 4-5 years now.  The one big difference in my cookies rather than traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes is that I use shortening and a bit more vanilla than most recipes call for.
So, without further ado:
  • 3/4 cup of Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 – 1 1/2(6 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

*The main recipe is adapted from Crisco’s recipe for Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, but like I said I add a little extra of my fave ingredients like vanilla and chocolate chips.

  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  2. COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
  4. BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.


  1. DRIZZLE: Melt 1 cup semi-sweet or white chocolate pieces with 1 teaspoon shortening over very low heat. Stir well. If too thick to drizzle, add 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon more shortening to thin. Drizzle from end of spoon back and forth over cookie. Sprinkle with nuts before chocolate hardens. To harden chocolate quickly, place in refrigerator for a few minutes.
  2. DIP: Spoon melted chocolate into custard cup. Dip one end of cooled cookie halfway up in chocolate. Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts before chocolate hardens, or drizzle with contrasting white or dark chocolate. Place on wax paper.

As you can see this recipe does not call for any white granulated sugar which is a little different from most recipes I’ve come across.  I find that without the granulated sugar, the result is a chewy, moist, and dense cookie.

These can be made into bars or large rounds, so get as creative as you want with them.
Give them a go, I can assure you that they won’t disappoint!
Happy bumping!