Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

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Nancy Shakeshaft-Slack

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@nancyss

I adore Red Velvet Cupcakes and find this so similar in taste. They're great at the holidays and easy to make

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 3 doz cookies
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda ( use 1 teas for high altitude)
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinammon, ground
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/3 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 oz
    bottle red food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2-3 c
    powdered sugar
  • ·
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar

How to Make Red Velvet Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350
    In bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

    In large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy ( about 2-3 minutes). Beat in sugars until smooth. Add eggs, food coloring, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until combined, then add flour mixture a little at as time until its all combined.

    Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until edges are set but centers are still soft. Cool completely on wire racks. Once cool, frost with cream cheese frosting. Can sprinkle chopped pecans and/or colored sugars on top for a festive look.
  2. Frosting:

    Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teas vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar till you get desired spreading consistency. Frost the cool cookies
  3. Store cookies in cool place or refrigerate.

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About Red Velvet Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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