Christmas Red Velvet Cookies

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These Soft Red Velvet Cookies taste exactly like red velvet cake and are covered in a tangy cream cheese frosting!

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What Is Red Velvet?

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Red velvet is not chocolate cake dyed red. The ingredients that create red velvet’s unique flavor are buttermilk, white vinegar and a little bit of cocoa powder!

COOKIE INGREDIENTS

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- All-purpose flour - Cocoa powder - Baking soda - Salt - Baking powder - Unsalted butter - Granulated sugar - Brown sugar - Eggs - Buttermilk - Vanilla extract - White vinegar - Red food coloring

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

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- Unsalted butter - Cream cheese - Confectioners' sugar - Vanilla extract - Salt

STEP 1

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Cream softened butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Then add the buttermilk, vanilla, white vinegar and red food coloring.

STEP 2

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Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix the dough because it will make the cookies tough.

STEP 3

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Scoop dough onto lined baking sheets. While the cookies are baking prepare the cream cheese frosting.

STEP 4

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Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack then decorate with cream cheese frosting as desired.

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Get the full recipe in the link below!