RED VELVET COOKIES RECIPE

Prep: 30 min.

Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

90 servings

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons red food colouring
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

FROSTING:
1-1/2 cups butter softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and food colouring.

2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

3. In another bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

5. In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt until blended. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Crumble eight cookies and set aside.

6. Frost remaining cookies; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 1 month. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts
1 each: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fibre), 1g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

 

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