If you make even one cookie this year, this is the cookie you need to make. Soft, tender red velvet sugar cookies topped with a thick layer of silky white chocolate buttercream that isn’t as sweet as some of the other overbearingly sweet sugar cookie frostings out there. These are seriously perfect.
Bear with me, I bought a new camera a few weeks ago, and these cookies were the first things I photographed with it; so I’m still figuring out all the settings and what-not. Gotta love electronics…
Well it’s day 3 of my “Twelve Days of Christmas Treats”, so let’s take a couple of minutes to talk about these cookies. Actually, let’s just take a moment of silence, because these will be the death of your summer body. I just ate 3, but I’m also in the process of eating a fourth one as we speak, and there’s a fifth one calling my name already. Ugh, and a sixth one that I know I’ll give into.
I was so proud of myself when my brain gave birth to the idea of combining red velvet, sugar cookies, white chocolate, and buttercream together. I love anything red velvet, and so does my mom, but I’m not a huge fan of the stereotypical cream cheese frosting that goes with it. I’m also not big into the super sweet, thick icing that normally finds it’s way on top of all sugar cookies, that literally leaves a sugary film over your teeth. That’s why I took matters into my own hands, and concocted these gorgeous little masterpieces. The actual cookie is incredibly soft and tender. The dough has the addition of powdered sugar in it, which Is what makes them so delicate and moist (I’m assuming due to the small amount of cornstarch that is in powdered sugar). They have just the slightest hint of cocoa powder and a healthy dose of red food coloring for that classic flavor and appearance. But what makes these truly amazing is the buttercream. It’s so light and fluffy, and the addition of white chocolate makes it ultra creamy, and gives it the perfect amount of sweetness. My mom seriously randomly brings up how perfect this frosting is all the time. Randomly. That’s how good it is!
I’ll have to retake these photos now that I have my camera figured out, or you could just make them for yourself and see first hand how simply perfect these are. I’d choose option #2 if I were you.
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