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RED VELVET BUTTER COOKIES

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

red velvet

12 Days of Cookies

Day 6

Red Velvet Butter Cookies

Donna Elliott

  • 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
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg and the food coloring.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese/butter mixture and mix until dough forms.
  4. Cover bowl with saran wrap and let chill for about 2 hours.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes and let cookies cool completely on cooling wrack.
  9. Store cookies in air-tight container for up to 3 days.