Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies

Cake becomes cookie in this rich and dreamy twist on the classic taste of red velvet cake.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup sour cream
1
tablespoon red food color
1
egg
3/4
to 1 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/4
cup chopped nuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, cocoa, butter, sour cream, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 2 Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Frost cooled cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with nuts. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

For even baking, make sure cookies are of the same shape and size.

Be sure to use unsweetened baking cocoa found in the baking aisle for these cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.