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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
Beautiful crimson, red velvet sugar cookies are cut into the shape of hearts and decorated for Valentine's day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
- 8 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon red food color
- Royal Icing for decorating
Mix flour, cocoa powder, buttermilk powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring until fluffy.
With the mixer on low speed stir in the flour mixture until well mixed.
Form dough into a disk. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Cut the dough in 3 equal pieces.
Place 2 of the pieces back in the refrigerator.
Spread a piece of waxed paper on the counter.
Sprinkle the waxed paper lightly with flour.
Place the dough on top of the floured waxed paper.
Sprinkle lightly with more flour.
Put a piece of waxed paper over the top, covering it completely.
Roll the chilled dough out to 1/8-inch thickness.
Remove the top layer of waxed paper.
Cut into desired shapes and place on a silicone or parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Cookies will crisp as they cool.
Decorate as desired.