Sunday, November 25, 2012

Red Velvet Cookies


My obsession with red velvet goes back to one specific moment.........when I was leafing through one of my favorite magazines and a cookie recipe stopped me cold.

Red velvet cookies?  Cream cheese frosting?

Yes and yes.

Made them.  Loved them.  And now they are a yearly Christmas tradition..........


 Red Velvet Cookies
(Country Home Magazine ~ Dec. 2008)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1 oz. bottle of red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice

In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy.  Mix in the sugars until smooth.  Next, stir in the eggs, food coloring, vanilla, and lemon juice.  Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing well.  Using a tablespoon, place scoops of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.  In a preheated oven, bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees.  Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack.  Top with cream cheese frosting.

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They are even pretty without frosting........



Heading to a holiday party?  These will knock socks off.

Going to a cookie exchange?  You will be crowned Cookie Queen.

Who doesn't want to be Cookie Queen?







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43 comments:

  1. These look wonderful! I love red velvet!

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  2. They look amazing - love red velvet and cream cheese!

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  3. Not only do those look delicious, they also look beautiful. I am off to pin :)

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  4. These looks delicious! I also make red velvet cookies made with whole wheat flour they are more cake like and good! love your recipe and these yummy looking cookies! I would love if you link up to my dessert link party! Heavenly Treats Sunday http://pamelasheavenlytreats.blogspot.com/2012/11/heavenly-treats-sunday-link-party-27.html

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  5. Yum....can't wait to try them! If you see we with red fingers, you'll know I couldn't quit eating them. Jan

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  6. YUMMMM!!!!! Do you make your own frosting or use the pre-made kind? I LOVE good cream cheese frosting!

    -AJ
    FItTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. I have done both! This round, laziness won out........so Betty Crocker made mine! ;) Do you have a good homemade recipe?

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  7. YUM these look amazing! I've had red velvet cupcakes and cake but never cookies - definitely going to try these!

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  8. i love anything red velvet! thanks for sharing!
    new follower, follow back? :)

    http://www.theeclecticgrabbag.com

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    1. Absolutely!!! I'll head your way! THANK YOU!

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  10. yummo stopping in from GFC collective link up.now following
    hugsxo

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  11. ooooh! Thank you.

    These will go down a treat with the boy! I've been trawling the internet for red velvet recipes (i made a red velvet cheesecake swirl brownie - disaster!!!) Hopefully these will be sooo much better!

    cheers chickadee :)

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    1. YAHOOOOOO! I hope you both love them!!!! You'll have to let me know!!!!

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  12. Good LORD...those should be illegal. They look absolute amazing!

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  13. Hello! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Hope you follow back! :)
    www.lovinglifeinthefablane.blogspot.com

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    1. Yahooooo! Thanks! I'll head your way!

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  14. Oh my gosh you have my mouth watering! These look delicious...I may need to try them out!

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  15. YUM. YUM. And YUM!!! I think I like them better with the frosting!! ;) Another fantabulous recipe you have provided. Ross loves that YOU are inspiring me to cook and bake! ;)

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  16. OMG...these look fabulously delicious! I am definitely going to have to try them!

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    1. Let me know what you think!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. my mouth is literally watering, thanks for the recipe! i'm sure I'll be trying it :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  18. I made similar ones last valentine's day - they were so good!

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  19. These look fantastic! I found your recipe next to my link up at The Winthrop Chronicles. :)

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  20. These look fantastic! I don't think I've ever had a red velvet cookie but I'd sure like to try one!

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  21. Yummy!! I had red velvet cupcakes for our wedding!! xo Heather

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  22. So yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  23. Those sound amazing and delicious! I love red velvet.

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  24. You have been featured over at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party, make sure you visit on Friday and get your button!

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  25. My grands love Red Velvet...can't wait to make some for them! Hugs, Penny

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    1. Ohhhhh good!!!!!!!! I hope they love them!!!

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  26. My wedding cake was red velvet and these look so good. I would really love if you could link up to my Christmas Cookie Link up at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. Thanks and hope to see you there. Sarah

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  27. Hi! I just found your blog and i love it! I am your latest follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

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    1. I will absolutely do that! Thank you so much!!! ;)

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  28. Hi there! I stopped by through the Tutus and Tea parties Pinterest Linky. I pinned your post on my food board. Here's the link I'd like to be pinned : http://ellecrafts.blogspot.fr/2012/11/ma-belladone-by-deer-and-doe.html
    Thank you from Paris ;)
    Bisous, Sparkle

    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

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  29. Hey lady!
    Just stopping by to let you know that I will be featuring this lovely recipe on my blog tonight at the Marvelous Mondays party! Thanks again for sharing.

    Julie

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  30. These look yummy! Can't wait to make them for my guys! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

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  32. You are a runner up in the 12 Days of Christmas cookie link up. Feel free to stop on over and grab your button! Thanks and congrats. http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com

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