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Monday, December 8, 2008

Red Velvet Cookies



I am going to share with you all my favorite Christmas cookie. I guess it could be an anytime cookie but it does seem kinda perfect for the holidays. I havent made much lately that is blog worthy but this certainly is. The cream cheese frosting on this cookie really make it. It is also a soft cookie which I love. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season and is not getting stressed out!
Love to everyone!

I know my pictures this time are just not good, but this is what you will need.



Combine your sugars and butter, beat then your baking soda and salt, then your egg.

It really starts to get you in the holiday mood when you get to add the food color, I love that part!

After rollling your dough into balls and bake them, this is what they look like. Soft and delicious!

I used a little decorator I got at Target for $2.50. My frosting was a little soft but I just put it in the fridge for a bit and it was great.

RED VELVET COOKIES

2-1oz. squares unsweetened chocolate

1stick butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 tablespoon red food coloring

1/4 cup sour cream

2 cups flour-packed down when you measure

1 cup (a 6-oz package) chocolate chips

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and then spray them with non stick spray. Unwrap squares of chocolate, break them apart and microwave for about 1 min. Stir them until they are smooth and set aside while you mix up your dough. Combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar together, beat them on med. speed of an electric mixer about 1 min. Add baking soda and salt, resume beating until mixed together. Add egg, mix again. Add food color and mix together another 30 seconds. Shut off mixer and scrape sides of bowl. At low speed, add one cup of flour. When that is mixed in, add sour cream. Scrape sides and add remaining 1 cup of flour. Mix in chocolate chips by hand. Roll into walnut sized balls and bake for 9-10 minutes. Slide parchment paper from cookie sheets onto wire rack and let cool. Place on waxed paper to cool and prepare your frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/2 stick butter

4 oz. cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

Soften butter and cream cheese. Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Spread on your cookies.

I hope you all try it, you will love it!

7 comments:

inland empire restaurant and food reviews said...

Thanks for this recipe, I am going to make these for the holidays!!!

Nazarina A said...

Now this is a very innovative idea, the cake, the cupcake and now your fabulous cookie!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

You know I love Red Velvet! this is fabulous for the holidays. Just so you know its hard to suscribe to your blog because you don't have any real place to do it. You need to add something. It will not only help your readers but your morale. (I learned this the hard way) And I LOVE your blog. Put it near the top so its easy to find..(so I can join in your reader list).

Bakefully yours,

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes
p.s. I wrote back to you on my blog.

Heart 4 My Home said...

Ok, ok...I am a HUGE red velvet fan. So this is right up my alley! This certainly will be one recipe that will make it my printer and into my kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing it.

~blessings

Twilighter said...

gawd these were amazing
you can make some more if ya want
C:

Pam said...

I've never had red velvet cookies before - they look really delicious.

Your meatballs down below look really tasty too.

jengilmer said...

Couple questions... at what point did you add the unsweet chocolate and what temp do you bake these? Thanks!!