Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

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Any red velvet cookie always deserves a second look from me. Our whole family likes red velvet goodies. This Red Velvet Cookie recipe was found in the 2010 Betty Crocker Christmas cookie recipe book and I also pinned it from the Betty Crocker website.

The recipe is another easy recipe using a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, just like the Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookie recipe I recently posted. It makes a nice and easy cookie to add to your Christmas cookie list.

The festive red color is a bonus!

Here is a list of the ingredients: Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, unsweetened baking cocoa, softened butter, sour cream, red food color, and 1 egg.

Red Velvet Cookies Ingredients

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the cookie mix, cocoa, butter, sour cream, red food color and egg until soft dough forms. The dough will be somewhat sticky.

Red Velvet Cookies Dough

Drop the dough by rounded teaspoon on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2″ apart. Bake your cookies 8-9 minutes or until set. Give the cookies a few minutes of cooling time on the cookie sheet before removing them to a baking rack to cool completely.

For the frosting you can use a store bought cream cheese frosting or you can make your own. I even leave a few plain for those who don’t like cream cheese frosting.

Here are the ingredients if you decide to make your own: softened cream cheese, softened butter, 10 x sugar, vanilla and milk.

Red Velvet Cookies Icing

Mix all the frosting ingredients together until smooth. Cool a few minutes and remove from sheet to cool completely. Frost cookies. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of icing for an extra treat. Well, if you like them.

Red Velvet Cookies

Here is a printable recipe.

Red Velvet Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red food color
  • 1 egg
  • Frosting:
  • 2 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cups 10 X sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • Optional: chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cookie mix, unsweetened baking cocoa, softened butter, sour cream, red food color, and egg until soft dough forms.
  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  4. Bake about 8-9 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool a few minutes and remove from sheet and cool completely.
  6. For frosting mix together softened cream cheese, softened butter, 10 X sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  7. Frost cookies. Some chopped can be sprinkled on top.

 

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Sharon

Sharon is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She works part-time at a local winery and is also very involved in running her husband’s wrought iron business.

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