Friday, December 12, 2014

Red Velvet Crinkles

These are great Holiday Cookies. I'm making them for the Festival of Carols at our church this year.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
A Sheet Pan lined with Parchment Paper.

2 1/2 C Flour
1/3 C Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp  fine Seas Salt
1/2 C (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened
2 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 1/2 - 2 tsp Red Food Coloring
1 tsp Vanila
1/2 C Confectioner's Sugar

In a medium Mixing Bow:
Baking Powder
Whisk well and set aside.

In a large Mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer:
Cream Cheese
Mix briefly, just to combine.

Beat for 2 minutes.

Food Coloring
Beat well to incorporate.

Fold in by hand, with a rubber spatula:
Flour / Cocoa mixture, in 2 batches. until completely incorporated.

Use a 1 1/2" Cookie Scoop to create balls.
Roll them in Confectioners' Sugar until completely covered.

Place them 2" apart on the Sheet Pan.
Bake 9 - 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and pull the Parchment Paper with the Cookies from the Sheet Pan onto a rack and cool allow to cool completely.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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