Monday, December 5, 2011

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Holiday baking is upon us again . . . I love the taste and look of these cookies . . . they are a very festive red and make a great treat to give to friends and neighbors or to share at a party.Red Velvet Cookies
Recipe by: Emily

1/2 cup Butter, Softened
1 1/4 cup Sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Sour Cream
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Red Food Coloring Gel, or 1/2 tsp of Red Food Coloring

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream the butter, sour cream and sugar together. Add the Eggs and to the creamed mixture and combine. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until moist and combined.
2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until set but moist. Allow cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing cookies on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans or your favorite sprinkles. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Powder sugar

Cream the butter, cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth. Add the powder sugar and continue to mix until combined. Refrigerate until use.

4 comments:

teresa said...

i love red velvet, these are so fun for this time of year! LOVE the mac and cheese below too, YUM!

Britt-Marie said...

Wow! i've never made red-velvet anything. You're right, they look very festive. Mmm

Anonymous said...

when you say “cream the butter” do you meant to use an electric mixture?

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