Red Velvet Cookies

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 egg
1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

 

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside.img_4418

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.img_4419

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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