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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

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The BEST soft and moist red velvet sugar cookies with rich cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring (adjust to preference)
  • Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream OR plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk (as needed)
  • Instructions

  • In a large bowl cream together butter, vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, powdered sugar, water, and eggs.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add red food coloring 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing after each, until desired color is achieved. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Remove dough from fridge and uncover. Roll dough into balls (slightly larger than a golf ball) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet about 3-4 inches apart.
  • Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar on a plate. Use the bottom end of a tall glass cup (or the bottom of a small jar) for pressing the cookies. Spritz the bottom of the glass/jar with cooking spray then dip the bottom into the sugar. Use the bottom sugar-coated end of the glass to press cookies to about 1/2 inch thickness. Let the edges of the cookie dough squish out past the edges of the glass.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a clean flat surface or a cooking rack. When completely cool, place in airtight containers (if stacking, separate layers with parchment or wax paper) and keep chilled in the fridge.
  • For the frosting, cream together butter, sour cream (or greek yogurt) and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Store chilled in airtight container.
  • Frost cookies immediately frost cookies.
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