Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
  • 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
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DIRECTIONS

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