Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Red Velvet Cookies
I'm a bit sad, maybe even depressed, that Thanksgiving is over (A single tear just fell. Cue the violins). It comes and goes so quickly. What is there left to look forward to? Oh wait, there's Christmas!!!!! Now I'm super excited again. I have been waiting for WEEKS to share some Christmas inspired recipes, and now the time has come.
I got started with these red velvet cookies. I think my love affair with cookies is taking over my life. First there were these, then these, then this cookie pie, and now here I go again. I need help!
These were just so pretty and festive looking, and dusting the tops with confectioner's sugar reminded me of snow. They are probably the perfect cookie to leave for Santa under the tree. In fact, you may wake up to find Santa still in your house in the morning because he didn't want to leave the house that treated him so well.
Red Velvet Cookies Adapted from Baking Serendipity
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp red food coloring
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Beat in food coloring.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder until just combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to wire racks. Sprinkle the tops with confectioner's sugar.