Cookies

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

154

Soft red velvet sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting

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For the cookies:
2/3 cup Shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Red Food Coloring (1 tsp red gel food coloring and 1 tsp liquid red food coloring)
2 3/4 cups flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
For the frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium size bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice and food coloring and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt). Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet mixture until you form a large dough ball--don't overmix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Lightly flour your counter top. Roll dough ball out until 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Cookies should still be soft when you take them out, but not doughy. (Don’t overcook or they will be hard!) Allow to cool and frost once cooled. For the frosting: Cream together butter and creamy cheese until smooth and light. Add vanilla and mix. Add enough powdered sugar to reach a good frosting consistency.
Nutritions

Calories
224

Sodium
120mg
5% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
32g
11% DV

Fiber
0.9g
3% DV

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3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 c mashed banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
coarse sugar
12
Nutritions

Calories
205

Sodium
262mg
10% DV

Fat
0.55g
0% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV