Friday, December 10, 2010

Betty's Red Velvet Cookies

Well today's the big day!

It's time for us to link up our favorite Christmas cookies with Jodi @ Pleasant Home. I'm guest blogging at her party and I hope all of you will link your cookies and join in the fun. My thanks to Jodi who has one of the best sites in blogland. From quilting to cupcakes I love everything she shares, and often boast I am her biggest fan! I hope you like the cookies I made and have posted HERE

You may also know I am a fan of Betty's cookie mixes. Here is another 2010 prizewinner, made simple with her sugar cookie mix and cream cheese frosting. Of course you can make your own too!

image courtesy of Betty Crocker

Betty's Red Velvet Cookies

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon red food color
1 egg
3/4 to 1 cup Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup chopped nuts

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, cocoa, butter, sour cream, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. Frost cooled cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with nuts. Store tightly covered at room temperature. Makes 36 cookies.
Ah-hah: Use a cookie scoop instead of trying to roll out into balls. It works just as well!

Happy Baking All!


  1. You did not just post that!!!!! I am so unaware of the pleasures out there, but leave it to you to show me...Red velvet cake is my FAVORITE! You know I'll have to try these out:)

  2. Oh yum, I bet the tart of the sour cream makes these divine!!!

  3. Your cookies look too pretty to eat. Fanciers of red velvet cake - my husband is among them - will worship at your feet. These look delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. These look delicious! Red Velvet Cookies - YUM!
    Hope things are going well with the move.

  5. yum :) following you from pleasant home.

  6. They look amazing and a cookie mix too. Have to try it...

  7. Those look so yummy! I love easy cookie recipes! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!


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