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Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

My student job in college was in the bakery. These dreamy morsels take me back to that special place and time. Red velvet lovers will appreciate this fun take on the cake. —Christina Petri, Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • Sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the egg, food coloring and vanilla. Add cooled chocolate; beat until blended. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting. If desired, decorate with sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 103 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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