18 February 2009

Red Velvet, Cookies If You Please

I made 2 types of cookies this week. The Chocolate Heart Cookies were not that great, but the Red Velvet ones were amazing. They were perfect with or without frosting! Wow.

The amazing ones! I got this idea from Bakerella (my link to Cupcake Pops) but got the cookie recipe from RecipeZaar, with a few slight changes.
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
1 2/3 c Flour, +2 T For high altitude
1 1/2 T Cocoa
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Salt
1/2 c Butter, softened
3/4 c Sugar
1 Egg
1 T Red Food Coloring
1 1/2 t Vanilla
1 c Buttermilk, -1 T For high altitude
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. In a larger bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, food coloring and vanilla and mix well. Add the buttermilk, alternating with the flour mixture.
Drop by tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 c Butter, softened
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 lb Powdered Sugar
1 t Vanilla
Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
Frost the bottom of one cooled cookie, and make a sandwich with another.
I didn't want the whole batch of frosting, so I used 2 T butter, 2 oz Cream Cheese, 1 1/2 c Sugar, and 1/4 t Vanilla. This made about 14 sandwich cookies.
Mmmmm...red velvet, if you please.

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