4 years ago

Red
Velvet Snowballs

Add a touch of elegance to your holiday celebration with these decadent
red velvet cookies topped with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 3 tablespoons
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons
    cornstarch
  • 1½ teaspoons baking
    powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted
    butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable
    shortening
  • 1 cup granulated
    sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
    extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon
    juice or vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red gel
    food coloring + 1 teaspoon red liquid food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese,
    softened
  • ¼ cup butter,
    softened
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
    extract
  • 2½ cups powdered
    sugar

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, cocoa powder,
    cornstarch, baking powder and salt until well blended; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the
    paddle attachment, whip butter, shortening and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix
    in egg, then mix in egg white, vanilla, lemon juice and food coloring.
  3. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients
    and mix just until combined.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours. Heat oven
    to 375 F during last 10 minutes of chilling.
  5. Shape dough into about 3-tablespoon balls and transfer to
    baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Evenly flatten balls with greased
    hands to about ½ inch.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool
    on baking sheet 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely then
    frost with cream cheese frosting.

For the frosting:

In the bowl of an
electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip cream cheese and
butter until pale and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract followed by powdered sugar
and blend until well combined and fluffy.

Amount: About 16 cookies

Recipe source: Cooking Classy