This is a Betty Crocker recipe. I didn’t have enough red food coloring so they didn’t come out very red. I also made homemade cream cheese frosting rather than use the canned kind. They are very tasty!
1 (1 pound, 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon red food color
3/4 – 1 cup Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy cream cheese frosting (I took about 5 oz cream cheese and about 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar and beat them together to make my own cream cheese frosting)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1 Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, cocoa, butter, sour cream, food coloring and egg until soft dough forms.
2 Roll dough into 1″ balls. (I used my mini scoop which was just about the right size, maybe a tiny bit too small.) Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake 8 – 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheets to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
4 Frost cooled cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with nuts. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Yields 36 cookies (I got about 34)