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!
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
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!