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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Velvet Cookies

I found several red velvet cookie recipes on line.  I mushed a few together and this is what I came up with!


1 3/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa (high fat)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon red dye
1 cup chopped white chocolate chips
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
finely chopped pecans for garnish

Preheat oven to 375
Line baking sheets with parchment. This dough is fairly sticky
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, at least 4 minutes! Add eggs one at a time until well blended
In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, cider vinegar, vanilla and red dye. 
Add alternately with the dry ingredients. Begin and end with flour mixture. 
Add chopped chips. Mix in well. 
Use the medium scoop, drop onto prepared pans.  I was going to see if I could make these thumbprints, but it did not work out so well, so that is why you will see an indent in the cookies. Ignore that.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. It will be really hard to tell that they are browned since the are very red! Mine took 11 minutes in the oven. 
When they are cool frost!
In the bowl of an electric mixer, use the whip and  beat butter until soft, add cream cheese and beat until well blended! 
Add vanilla and powdered sugar, mix well. 
 When the cookies are completely cool, frost and then sprinkle with finely chopped pecans. 
These are cake-y and oh so good! 

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