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Frosted Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

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Frosted Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24
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The addition of cream cheese to the sugar cookie dough gives these red velvet cookies their cakey texture.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
tablespoon red gel food color
1 1/4
cups marshmallow creme (from 7-oz jar)
1/2
cup butter, softened
1 1/4
cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie dough, cream cheese, baking cocoa and food color with wooden spoon until well blended. Shape dough into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Using bottom of drinking glass, flatten balls to 1 1/2-inch rounds.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat marshmallow creme and softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on cookies. Store in airtight container.
Tips  

Substitute 1 cup purchased vanilla frosting for the marshmallow creme mixture.

Substitute 1 tablespoon red liquid food color for the red gel food color.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
19g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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