Introduction: Red Velvet Cookies

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If you love Red Velvet Cake, you need to try it in cookie form.

Step 1: Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

2 1/2 c flour

1 1/2 c sugar

14 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp

1 tsp white vinegar

2 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp red food coloring

2 eggs room temp

extra sugar to roll the cookies in before baking

Icing ingredients:

3 c powdered sugar

8 oz cream cheese

2 tsp vanilla

4 tbsp unsalted butter

Step 2: Grab That Mixer

Using your electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar until it's smooth.

Step 3: Keep It Mixing

Add the eggs, one at a time, to the mixer.

Step 4: Still Keeping It Mixing

Now add the vanilla, vinegar and food coloring.

Step 5: Separate Bowl Time

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together.

Step 6: Bring It All Together

Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined.

Step 7: Grab the Baking Sheet.

Measure out a heaping tablespoon full of the dough. Roll the dough around in the extra sugar set aside to coat them, then roll the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet.

Step 8: Bake!

Bake in an oven that's been preheated to 350° for 8-10 minutes.

Step 9: Chill

Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool for a couple of minutes before placing the cookies directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10: Icing on The...cookie.

To make the icing, using the electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter together.

Step 11: Keep Adding..

Now add the powdered sugar, a little at a time to the mixer.

Step 12: Last Ingredient!

Now add the vanilla.

Step 13: Now Top the Cookies Off.

Either cover the cookies completely with the icing, or pipe it on like I did.

Step 14: Enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed this instructable, if you make these, let me know what you think!

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