Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Cookies

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Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Cookies

Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients

Batter

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Ground Chocolate
  • 2/3 cups Natural Unsweetend Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon Red Food Coloring

Filling

  • 12oz Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Crushed Oreo Bits
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons Powdered Sugar (reserve for topping)

Directions

Step 1
Make the cookies & cream cheese fillings. Combine the softened cream cheese, crushed oreo bits and powdered sugar in bowl or stand mixer. Mix until completely combined. With a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop rounded balls of the cream cheese filling into a air tight container. Try to keep the fillings from touching or they will freeze together. Place the fillings in the freezer for about 4-5 hours, better overnight.
Step 2
Make the cookie dough. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add the vanilla, apple cider vinegar and eggs one at time and mix to combine.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt, cocoa powder, ground chocolate & baking soda. Slowly combine the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture and mix until combined.
Step 4
Add the chocolate chips and the red food coloring. I like to add it in last because then I can see what color of red it will be and adjust if needed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 5
When you are ready to bake the cookies. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and sift the 3 tablespoons powdered in a small bowl. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 6
Take about 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough, roll into a ball and flatten in your hands. Take a cream cheese filling ball and place in the center of the flattened dough. Wrap the cookie dough around the filling and make sure there is no part of the cream cheese filling exposed and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in the powdered sugar covering all sides and place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart.
Step 7
Bake 9-10 minutes. You will know it is ready when the edges are hardened and the tops begin to crack just a little bit. Let cool and enjoy!
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