Red Velvet Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Red Velvet Spritz Cookies Recipe
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Red Velvet Spritz Cookies Recipe

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I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa makes these taste like red velvet cake. Add peppermint flavoring for a little extra kick. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota
Featured In: 19 Red Velvet Recipes
MAKES:
104 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
104 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons red paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Nonpareils or sprinkles

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, food coloring and, if desired, extract. In another bowl, whisk flour and cocoa; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, mix egg white and water; brush over cookies. Decorate as desired with nonpareils or sprinkles. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Freeze option: Transfer dough to a resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze. To use, thaw dough in refrigerator overnight or until soft enough to press. Prepare and bake cookies as directed. Yield: about 8-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Red Velvet Spritz Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2015, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 38 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons red paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Nonpareils or sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, food coloring and, if desired, extract. In another bowl, whisk flour and cocoa; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, mix egg white and water; brush over cookies. Decorate as desired with nonpareils or sprinkles. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Freeze option: Transfer dough to a resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze. To use, thaw dough in refrigerator overnight or until soft enough to press. Prepare and bake cookies as directed. Yield: about 8-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Red Velvet Spritz Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2015, p46

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jennalynn90 User ID: 1784711 283392
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2018

"For 2009funnylady - first, Google is where you look up something you are unfamiliar with, not in a review that people use to determine if they want to try making something. Second - you can find past food coloring at Michaels stores or on Amazon. Most serious bakers like it much better than the stuff you find in your local grocery store. Third - leave a legitamite review when you have tried making the item.

Now then - loved this recipe! And I’m not usually a fan of spritz cookies - a lot of times the dough just isn’t easy to work with, and makes just a so-so cookie for the effort. These look and taste amazing!"

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2009funnylady User ID: 5396623 283198
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2018

"What is red paste food coloring? I do not recall ever seeing this in my grocery store. I gave it a 4 rating because they look great and would love to bake if I can find the "paste" food coloring"

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PageRD User ID: 5881442 238787
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"This may be the best spritz cookie I've ever made. I substituted almond extract for the optional peppermint extract. The dough was a good consistency for use with a cookie press, unlike many of the recipes I've tried. However, I got nowhere near 8 dozen cookies. Maybe I have a larger press, but I only got about 4 dozen."

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