You know what I just realized? I spend 1/3 of each month living in different hotels. This month, it’s more like 2/3 because of this extra week I’ll be spending in downtown LA. How crazy is that? Even though I’ve been doing this for almost a year, staying at a hotel still feels like a mini vacation to me. I love having a freshly made bed with tucked corners every morning. I love leaving the room and coming back to a clean bathroom and bedroom. I love being able to walk downstairs to a gym 24 hours. I love having more pillows than I could possibly need.
But you know what makes this week extra special? My DB is staying here with me the entire time. He’s actually the reason why we’re here this week. Sure, the hotels are nice to stay in, but it’s even nicer having someone staying with you.
Alright, now onto the cookies. Can you believe these were from a box? They’re just doctored up cake mixes turned into cookies. I love using the red velvet box mixes when baking because that means I don’t have to deal with never ending bottles of red dye. I can keep my hands and kitchen red-free. I also think that there’s a stronger red velvet taste when you use the boxed mix. If you’re in a rush to bake dessert, I’d make these. They’re one of the softest and chewiest cookies I’ve ever made, and they were a hit with the crowd. Recipe adapted from the Duncan Hines Box.