Red Velvet Cutout Cookie Recipe

Aunt Chick’s Red Velvet Cutout Cookies

Follow this recipe to make delicious red velvet cutout cookies, a dark chocolate lovers’ gift during the holidays!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2-1/2 cups     flour
2-1/2 tsp       dry buttermilk
1/2 tsp          salt
1-1/2 cups    confectioners sugar sifted
1/2 cup         unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup         cream cheese, room temperature
1 tbs              red velvet emulsion
2 tsp              vanilla
2 tbs              dark cocoa
1/2 cup          melted chocolate chips

Combine flour, dry buttermilk, and salt and set aside.

Cream confectionery sugar, butter, and cream cheese.  Add emulsion vanilla, cocoa and melted chocolate chips.

Blend in dry ingredients.

Roll out on confectionery sugar surface.

Cut in desired shapes with the cookie cutter and bake on parchment paper for 7 to 9 minutes.

We sprinkled our cookies with a little powdered sugar and then drizzled them with green-colored white chocolate. We tempered white chocolate by putting 1/2 (or full bag depending on how much you want to use) a bag of white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening. Heating on high for 1 minute and mixing. If it needs more time put it in for 20-30 seconds additional time mixing between. We also added a little bit of green coloring gel to make a drizzle of green-colored white chocolate.