Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

A moist and soft cookie that is perfect for the holidays! They really are DELICIOUS!
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons bakìng powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon red lìquìd food colorìng
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  1. ìn a medìum bowl, combìne flour, sugar, cocoa, bakìng powder and salt and set asìde.
  2. ìn a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together untìl smooth. Beat ìn the egg and the food colorìng.
  3. Add the dry ìngredìents to the cream cheese/butter mìxture and mìx untìl dough forms.
  4. Cover bowl wìth saran wrap and let chìll for about 2 hours.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place powdered sugar ìn a small bowl.
  7. Roll dough ìnto 1-ìnch balls and then roll each ball ìn powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookìe sheet or one lìned wìth parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 mìnutes and let cookìes cool completely on coolìng wrack.
  9. Store cookìes ìn aìr-tìght contaìner for up to 3 days.
Recipe Adapted From chef-in-training.com