I love baking especially around the holiday season. Usually around October I start baking more than usual but most definitely in December. I like to sometimes surprise my kids when they come home from school something new I baked for them. I try watch what I eat but in the evenings I crave something sweet, so I set some calories aside for my nightly treat. Today I decided to make red velvet cookies. I make these cookies in December and February for Valentine’s Day. These cookies are so soft and delicious.
This is what you will need:
2¼ cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
½ cup powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg and the food coloring.
Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese/butter mixture and mix until dough forms.
Cover bowl with saran wrap and let chill for about 2 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and then roll each ball in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes and let cookies cool completely on cooling wrack.
Store cookies in air-tight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy