Red Velvet Cookies

Hi everyone! Today's recipe  could be a great present for Valentine's day for your love one or a friend, it's easy to make, super cute and very affordable too! I hope you like it!

Makes 2-2½ dozens
  • 1½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1½ Sticks unsalted butter, cut in chunks or cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1tablespoon Red Food Coloring
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

To Decorate:
  • 2 oz  melted White Chocolate (optional)
  • 2 oz  melted dark Chocolate (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Sweetened Coconut

Preheat oven to 325ºF.

In an electric mixer on low speed, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Then add in the butter cut in chunks, also add in the Vanilla extract and Red food Coloring, mix on high speed for about 40 seconds or until all the ingredients are well incorporated and come together into a very soft dough.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of ½ inch or 1 inch. (you can sprinkle some flour on the dough or on your rolling pin to make it easier to roll out the dough.

Cut your cookies using your favorite cookie cutter and bake them in a preheated oven to 325ºF for about 20-25 minutes or until the center is firm and set.

Transfer them to a cold surface and let them cool completely before decorating them.

Decorate with melted chocolate.  You can decorate anyway you want, I wrote "love, be mine, love u, on some of them, then I drew hearts and happy faces on some of them, others I just decorated with a zigzag motion, others were dip in white and dark chocolate, and topped with shredded coconut, etc. etc. the possibilities are endless, so be creative and have fun! Enjoy!