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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Cookies are cooling in my microwave to avoid being eaten by the dog.

This is my counter surfing dog after eating two ziplock bags of popcorn the night before.

When I made these cookies I had already made caramels, fudge, ginger cookies and egg nog cookies.  But I couldn't resist making these.  The red is so festive and frankly I love anything with the word Gooey in the title.  I had to make these.  They would be a great cookie for Valentines day!

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
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg and the food coloring.
Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese/butter mixture and mix until dough forms.
Cover bowl with saran wrap and let chill for about 2 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
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.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes and let cookies cool completely on cooling wrack.
Store cookies in air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Recipe from The Red Velvet Lover's Cookbook

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