Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe


Ingredients

2¼ cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg
1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg and the food coloring.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese/butter mixture and mix until dough forms.
  4. Cover bowl with saran wrap and let chill for about 2 hours.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and then roll each ball in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes and let cookies cool completely on cooling wrack.
  9. Store cookies in air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Original recipe visit: Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies @ chef-in-training.com

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