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Day 9: ‘Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies’

Today’s recipe combines two things that I love: Red Velvet and Shortbread. Yes, you can have Red Velvet cookies!!! I don’t get to make these much because people usually want the actual cake or cupcakes. But I loves these too. They go great with coffee and tea. They can also be dipped in CHOCOLATE!!! I included that part too.

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients
1-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
1/3  cup  sugar
2  tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/2  cup of butter, cut up
1        tablespoon  red food coloring
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
 3  ounces  white chocolate (with cocoa butter), coarsely chopped
1-1/2  teaspoons  shortening
Finely chopped pistachios or rainbow nonpareils (optional)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Cover and process with on/off turns until combined. Add butter and red food coloring. Process with on/off turns until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Process until mixture just forms a ball.*

2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough lightly until nearly smooth. Roll or pat dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using a floured 1-1/2-inch round cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press scraps together and reroll.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until centers are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

4. In a heavy small saucepan, melt white chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate. If desired, sprinkle with pistachios or nonpareils. Let stand on waxed paper until set. Makes about 24 cookies.

*Hand-mixing method: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and food coloring until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together (it will take a while for the dough to come together). Form mixture into a ball, kneading until smooth.

To Store: Place cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Happy Baking!


Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

Ok so I finally have a version of the Red Velvet Pancakes that I like. I actually changed the cream cheese butter to a cream cheese glaze. Here is the recipe!

Special Cooking Equipment Needed: Electric Griddle or stovetop griddle
Prep Time: 10 minutes   
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (3 pancakes each)
Ingredients: 
          For Pancakes:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8 ounces buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red liquid food coloring
  • Extra butter or nonstick cooking spray
For Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk, if needed
Preparation:
  1. Preheat a griddle to medium-high heat. In a bowl, use a whisk to combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then add the milk, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, white vinegar and food coloring, whisking to combine completely. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Brush a little butter or spray nonstick cooking spray on the hot griddle, and spoon batter into the desired sized pancakes. Cook until bubbles form in the batter, the edges are dry and the underside is lightly brown, about 5 minutes, then flip over and cook the other side 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat as needed until all of the batter is used.
  4. As pancakes cook, make the cream cheese glaze: In a small bowl, use a fork to stir together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add a little milk if needed to make a glaze that has a thin enough consistency to drizzle.
  5. To serve, stack three pancakes on a plate and drizzle cream cheese glaze over them.

Red Velvet Pancakes

As much as I enjoy baking I was having a craving for something that I hadn’t even had a recipe for. But my craving for Red Velvet Pancakes just wouldn’t go away. So I had no choice but to make them for breakfast one morning. WOW!!! They were awesome!!! I even sent out a twitpic and let’s just say my friends are waiting for me to get to VA Beach next month so they can have some.

If you love pancakes and Red Velvet cake then these are for you. They were nice and fluffy and oh so yummy!!I even added cream cheese butter, confectioner’s sugar and walnuts to the pancakes. Once I finalize the recipe I will post it.