Red Velvet Holiday Cookies

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COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
2 Eggs
2 tbsp. Flour

DIRECTIONS

1. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Chill for a few hours, or overnight.
2. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Place shapes onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (Makes about 30 cookies, depending on the shape size)

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ICING

INGREDIENTS
 
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tsp Milk
DIRECTIONS
 
1. Mix both ingredients together. To make the icing thicker, add powdered sugar. To make the icing thinner (more like a glaze), add more milk.

2. Decorate cookies with icing after cookies have cooled.

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NOTES

I’m not the biggest fan of sugar cookies, but I thought it’d be fun to decorate some cookies for the holidays, so I opted for red velvet cookies, which happen to be the perfect color for the Christmas season! The cookies are a bit difficult to mold because the dough does not hold together very well, but chilling helps significantly. The cookies also tend to puff up A LOT, so I would highly advise spacing the cookies further apart from each other than usual. They might not look like their original shapes, but some creativity with the icing can easily fix this! Overall, very soft cookies and a great substitute for sugar cookies.

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