Red Velvet Cookies

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Ingredients
1 C Butter
1-1/4 C Sugar
2 T Cocoa powder
1-1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 Eggs
1 T. liquid red food coloring
1 t Vanilla
2-1/4 C Flour
Powdered sugar or powdered sugar glaze
 
Directions
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, food coloring and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover, chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375. On a floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough using cookie cutters. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6-7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very light brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (using stencils if desired) or drizzle with powdered sugar glaze.
 
Notes:
Good for Christmas or Valentine's Day!




Elizabeth

Member since Dec 2009

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