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White & Red Velvet Heart Cookies

Another score for Pinterest- there are from My Kitchen Board. Thanks to Jaclyn at Cooking Classy for these awesome recipes. Note: Be sure to roll the correct thickness and don’t over bake!

Eat Your Heart Out Cookies

I made these both at the same time. They are very similar recipes and both need to chill before rolling. While they are chilling, make your favorite frosting (or just pop a can and savor a spoonful.)

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Proper thickness and baking time – so soft!

Red Velvet Cookie Recipe from Cooking Classy

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour <– Make your own with 1 cup flour minus 1 tbs plus 1 tbs cornstarch sifted together 5 times.
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetned cocoa powder <– The better quality the yummier the cookie.
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter <– Oops, I used salted but they still tasted yummy!
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening <– I love the pre-measured sticks. AND I refill the plastic bar containers afterwards to make my own sticks. It’s totally worth the extra effort. 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white <– Give the extra yolk to your dog. It’s good for their coat.
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 tsp red gel & 1 tsp red liquid food coloring

Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookie from Cooking Classy

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour <– Make your own  (see recipe above)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all vegetable shortening (unflavored), at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract <– Make your own with vodka and a vanilla bean.
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Directions

  • Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside
  • Whip butter, shortening & sugar until pale and fluffy. (Pic & tips.)
  • Add egg and mix til combined.
  • Add egg white, and flavorings/colorings and mix til combined.
  • Add dry ingredients at LOW speed until JUST combined.
  • Chill at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven 375 during last 10 minutes of chilling.
  • Roll out dough to 1/3″ thickness and cut to desired shapes.
  • Bake 8 – 11 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Cool on sheet for several minutes before transferring to wire rack.
  • Frost when completely cool.IMAG5575
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This entry was posted on February 21, 2014 by in Food, My Life and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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