Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies

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

1 egg

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)

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