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Red Velvet Sprinkle Cookies

Do you have a hard time expressing your feelings? Well, this might be the most straightforward way to show your love this Valentine's Day. These Red Velvet Sprinkle Heart Cookies are not only tasty but shaped like a heart to give to someone you cherish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Sprinkle Cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • 1 disposable piping bag

Ingredients

  • 1 C butter - unsalted
  • 4 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg yolk - large
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 3 1/4 C flour
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 1/4 C Hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 - 3 in heart-shaped cookie cutter

White Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 C butter - unsalted
  • 12 oz white chocolate - melted and cooled
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 C Valentine’s Day sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until combined, smooth and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla, and red food coloring
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined and a dough forms
  • Sprinkle flour onto a cutting board and roll the cookie dough to 1/4in thick
  • Cut out heart-shaped cookies and place them onto the cookie sheets
  • Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until set around the edges
  • Remove and allow to cool completely
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and vanilla until light in color
  • Gradually beat in the melted white chocolate
  • Beat in the powdered sugar until combined
  • Scoop the frosting into the disposable piping bag and cut the tip-off
  • Pipe an outline around the edge of the cookies
  • Fill in the center with the frosting and smooth with an angled spatula
  • Sprinkle some valentine's Day sprinkles on top
  • Allow the frosting to harden before enjoying the cookies!