Red Velvet Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
- 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and food coloring.
- Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
- In another bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until blended. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Crumble eight cookies and set aside.
- Frost remaining cookies; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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Feb 19, 2018
Delicious red velvet cookies! I folded in white chocolate chips, rather than semi-sweet. For the icing, I used a pre made can of marshmallow cream to save time. But this frosting recipe does sound tasty!
Jan 2, 2017
These cookies have great flavor but aren't what I was expecting. They don't have the true red velvet flavor that I was looking for.
Dec 19, 2016
These are my adult children's favorite cookie. They take a little extra time, but are well worth the effort. They're our special cookie for Christmas.
Feb 19, 2015
Real red velvet cake has a butter icing. I love that the butter icing is mimicked here. When you first taste it, the butter flavor is a little powerful. After a day it tends to mellow out. Also, the chocolate chips add a nice textural change to the cookies. As oppose to sprinkling crushed cookies on top the icing, I made a few woopie pies. I felt the woopie pies provided the right icing to cookie ratio. This is a very labor intensive cookie, but it is a delicious cookie!
Dec 13, 2011
I had high hopes for these cookies as I LOVE red velvet. Planned on red cookies with green sprinkles. However, these cookies tasted like flour and crumbled in our mouths. I baked the next batch for less time thinking I may have overbaked them, but those also crumbled. The cream cheese frosting I topped them with was the only thing we liked. Glad we tasted before I sprinkled so I didn't waste them. Will not be making them again.
Nov 17, 2011
This was the one cookie my husband requested I make again this year that he remembered. I wasn't crazy about them but my "Cookie King" husband was. I may try cream cheese frosting though this time .
Jan 25, 2011
I do not understand the bad reviews some have made. I always make cookies for friends and also sell them at Christmas time. This yer, this was one of the "new" cookies that I decided to try. They were were loved by my friends at the church I attend and several people ordered whole batches of these cookies. This is a definate cookie to save!
Jan 21, 2011
These cookies just weren't as moist as I had hoped. The flavor was good. Overall, lots of work for a cookie which wasn't that special.
Jan 6, 2011
So many ingredients - not a favorite with my family - did not like the taste of them - will not make again.
Dec 23, 2010
WONDERFUL. My husband's new favorite - didn't want me to share with work but did anyway and they love them too. Another recipe I'll have to make every Christmas.