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Day 8 ❄︎ Red Velvet Cookies

And we’re back!

Did you miss me? Or did you hardly notice there was a brief reprieve in our 12 Baking Days of Christmas series? Well, I took the weekend to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She is officially four years old now and is such a joy and light in our lives. Here she is all dolled up for her Christmas pageant.

Officially four years old now!

Even though I didn’t actually take a break from baking  — we made rainbow cupcakes for her celebration — I am rested and ready to finish up the last few days of holiday baking for you. Because, after all, if you’re not having fun baking… buy something from the store!

But you’re not going to want to do that with today’s recipe. Today I’m going to show you two ways to enjoy these red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both ways deliver an irresistible morsel of red deliciousness that are perfect for the holidays.

Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

The centers are soft like cake while the bottoms have a nice crispness that you would expect with a cookie. Topped with a cream cheese frosting, these red velvet cookies are wonderful little bites of a holiday favorite.

Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

I have to admit that the white chocolate chips are my favorite. I like the texture of the chips with the soft cookie, and the white chocolate drizzle on top makes it magical.

Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

And they’re oh, so pretty that they’ll bring a festive sweetness to holiday parties or as a gift for coworkers and friends.

Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

And the best part of all: they are super easy to make. Just check out the recipe below. Enjoy!  — v.

Red Velvet Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

Ingredients

    RED VELVET COOKIES
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring
  • white chocolate chips, optional
    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp imitation vanilla extract*
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until well blended.

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, sour cream and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg to a measuring cup and pour into mixing bowl. Add red food coloring and mix until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips, if desired. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. The dough will be sticky.

  • Once the dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto prepared sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow to cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting or drizzle with melted white chocolate.

  • For the frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until soft and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar, a cup at a time. Increase speed and beat until light and fluffy, another 2-3 minutes.

  • * Imitation vanilla extract keeps the frosting white.
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2 Responses to Day 8 ❄︎ Red Velvet Cookies

  1. Kathleen Conery December 13, 2017 at 6:33 PM #

    These sound delicious too! And your daughter looks so grown up in her party dress and shoes. Happy 4th year birthday to her!

    • v. December 14, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

      Since you’re a fan, try the white chocolate version — they’re my favorite! Thank you for the warm wishes, Kathleen!

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