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-Shel Silverstein



The most delicious cake is now available in a cookie form! I mentioned making red velvet cookies on previous post and it sounded like something everyone wanted to try, so....here's the recipe!!

Red Velvet Cookies
from Joy the Baker (who originally got if from Rachael Ray)

*1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
*1 tbsp of cocoa
*1/2 tsp of salt
*1/2 tsp of baking soda
*5 tbsp butter
*3/4 cup of sugar
*1 egg
*1 tbsp red food coloring (i used 1 tsp and it was fine)
*1 tsp vanilla
*1/2 cup buttermilk (if you don't have this, you can substitute it. put 1/2 tbsp of white vinegar in a measuring cup. fill the rest of the 1/2 cup with milk. let sit for 5 minutes and you have yourself some buttermilk {kinda})

Preheat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheets with foil. (DO NOT use Pam or oil. this will make the cookies spread out and the edges will be crunchy)
In one bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
In another bowl, cream the sugar and butter together. Then add in an egg, the food coloring, and the vanilla.
Mix the flour mixture and the buttermilk into the sugar mixture alternately.
This is supposed to make 10 large cookies, but I made smaller ones and used a spoon to measure them out. After putting them on the sheet, spread them out to the size of the cookie that you want. They won't bake much larger than how you spread them out.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting
from Food Network

*4 tbsp of unsalted butter
*4 ounces of cream cheese
*2 c of powdered sugar
*1 tsp vanilla

Cream the butter and cream cheese together
Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
Mix in the vanilla.

In the original recipe for the cookies, it said to use a vanilla and chocolate frosting, but I think with red velvet, you have to have cream cheese frosting, so I replaced that part :)