Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are a delicious cookie, soft and chewy and the little bit of cream cheese frosting in the center, well all I can say is yum! If you don’t feel like using a pastry bag to do these a baggie with a end snipped off on the corner is a good substitute. You want a generous tablespoon of frosting to sandwich these together.

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are an easy drop cookie to make and sandwiched together with a creamy cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter - room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar - for rolling cookie balls in before baking
  • Frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese - room temperature
  • 4 oz. butter - room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1 lb. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk - optional
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and milk and mix until combined. Add the vanilla and food coloring. Mix well.
  3. Combine the cocoa, flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture and beat with the paddle attachment until thoroughly combined.
  4. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, make balls of dough about the size of small walnut. Roll the balls in the confectioner's sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 9 minutes. Be careful not to overbake this cookies. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  7. To make frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter. Mix with a whip until well combined. Add the vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick add a little milk a tablespoon at a time. Beat the frosting for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Put frosting into a pastry bag and pipe some onto the center of a cookies and add another cookie on top to sandwich together.

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