Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

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Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups all-purpose flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup butter, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt; cover and process until combined.
  3. Add in butter and food coloring; cover and process with on/off pulses until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
  4. Continue processing just until mixture forms a ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough ball until nearly smooth.
  6. Roll or pat dough until 1/4-inch thick; cut dough with a floured 1 1/2-inch scalloped round cookie cutter.
  7. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until centers are set; transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  9. In a small saucepan, combine white chocolate and shortening; cook and stir over low heat until melted.
  10. Drizzle cookies with melted white chocolate; let stand until chocolate sets.

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