Monday, March 17, 2014

Red Velvet Cookies

Confession time:
February's Dessert of the Month Club cookie was a recipe ripoff! 
I searched for quite awhile for a great Red Velvet Cookie recipe, even tried some out on the family but couldn't find one that I thought was better than the original Chocolate Puffs.
So I just added red food coloring to the recipe. Sometimes simple is the right answer.
Simple is my favorite.

Red Velvet Cookies
1/2 c butter
3/4 c cocoa
1/4 c oil
2 c sugar
2 t vanilla

4 eggs
2 t red food coloring
2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/8 t ground cinnamon
Powdered sugar - sifted

Melt butter, add cocoa and oil stirring until smooth. Pour into large bowl; gradually add sugar, blending thoroughly. Add vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition.

Stir in food coloring.
Sift flour, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir into the chocolate mixture.
Cover and chill 8 hours. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar. 
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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