Chewy Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
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Yield: 18-24 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, softened (1½ sticks)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring (1 teaspoon if using gel)
  • 1 dark chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt
Frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and food coloring, and mix for another minute or two until smooth and creamy.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop dough into 2-inch balls and arrange on a cookie sheet or plate. Freeze for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. After dough has cooled, Place cookie dough on sheet. 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are set. Cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet and cooling on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough!
For the Frosting:
  1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and then the vanilla extract.
  2. Frost cookies when cool.
Notes
Recipe adapted from The Pinning Mama
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/chewy-red-velvet-cookies-with-cream-cheese-icing/