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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

red velvet cookiesA recipe for a soft, rolled red velvet sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting.

Source: I am Baker, who is obviously much more talented with a piping bag than I am.

Yield: this recipe is huge.  I ended up with around 5 dozen big 3″ cookies.

I kind of have a thing for red velvet.  I think it’s because it just comes with happy memories.  Red velvet cake has been a staple of our family birthday celebrations for decades.  It’s also tasty and pretty, so it’s no wonder I’ve developed this little obsession about it.  I have pinned several red velvet recipes, including red velvet whoopie pies, red velvet chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cupcakes, and of course, these red velvet sugar cookies.  Heaven.

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Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

Sugar cookie dough infused with chocolate and peppermint and swirled into a lovely pinwheel.

Source: Alton Brown, on the Food Network Site.

Yield: about 20 giant cookies

Perhaps the only flavor combination to come close to the amazing wonder of chocolate and peanut butter together is chocolate and peppermint.  For years I have been telling people that my favorite ice cream is peppermint… smothered in hot fudge.  (Unfortunately, good peppermint ice cream is not easy to come by.  I personally prefer the variety made at the Utah State University creamery, which is, even more unfortunately, only available seasonally.)   When I found this recipe, I was very excited to try it.  It has all my favorite things in it.

You may have noticed that my batch did not turn out exactly professional looking.  In fact, they are downright ugly.  My husband advised me to make a new batch before posting, but I disagreed.  I will, however, explain why mine turned out so weird-looking so you can avoid this mistake.

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