Sunday, December 16, 2012

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Swirl

Made these babies tonight, and they were pretty good. Next time, I'll definitely add more cream cheese.

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Swirl
Makes about 22 small cookies.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Neufchatel or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
Preheat oven to 375┬║F.
Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy and well-combined.
Beat in egg and vanilla, then beat in food coloring.
Add flours, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and mix until just combined.
Add cream cheese in pieces to dough and mix briefly until just swirled.
Portion out by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets.

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