Red Velvet Sugar Cookies - Cooking With Alecia

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies


Small batch sugar cookies: red velvet sugar cookies with hearts for Valentine's Day!
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 white chocolate peanut butter hearts (like Reese's)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350, and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a silicone mat).
  2. Stir together the melted butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Stir very well to combine.
  3. Next, sprinkle the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt evenly over the dough, and stir just to combine.
  4. Press the dough flat and evenly in the bowl, and then divide it in half by eye. You should get 3 cookies from each half.
  5. Roll each dough ball in your hands, roll lightly extra granulated sugar, and then space evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they spread, start to crackle and appear dry on top.
  7. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. After the cookies have cooled for 10 minutes, press a white chocolate heart into the center of each cookie. Move the cookies to the fridge (so the hearts don't melt too much) to set for 30 minutes.
  9. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information:YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving:CALORIES: 325 TOTAL FAT: 22g SATURATED FAT: 8g TRANS FAT: 0g UNSATURATED FAT: 11g CHOLESTEROL: 82mg SODIUM: 225mg CARBOHYDRATES: 27g FIBER: 3g SUGAR: 18g PROTEIN: 8g
Source: https://www.dessertfortwo.com/red-velvet-sugar-cookies/
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