'GMA' Cookie Search: Johnna Carter's Mrs. Claus Red Velvet Cookies
Try This Christmas Cookie Recipe From a 'GMA' Viewer!
"Good Morning America" is counting down to Christmas with the chance for "GMA" viewers to showcase their favorite original holiday cookie recipes. "GMA" viewer Johnna Carter, from Richardson, Texas, shared her family's recipe for Mrs. Claus Red Velvet Cookies. Try this recipe at your next holiday gathering and submit your own recipe HERE!
"My Christmas cookie recipe is a take on my family's favorite dessert, red velvet [cake]," Carter said. "We call our Christmas cookie the 'Mrs. Claus Red Velvet Cookie.' It's super moist, yummy and has the beautiful classic red color. You can't eat just one."
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
In a large bowl mix together 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 T cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Cream together the 14 T (1 3/4 sticks) butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, then 2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp white vinegar, and 1 T red food coloring.
Slowly add in the flour mixture a little bit at a time until the dough is fully combined.
Using a medium scoop make 1 inch balls out of the dough (about 1 1/2 T worth), roll them in sugar, and space them out 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies being to crisp.
Remove from the oven and after two minutes, remove the cookies from the baking sheets and transfer to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, mix together the butter and cream cheese until fully combined. Add the vanilla extract. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar until fully combined. Spread over the cooled cookies.
Recipe courtesy Johnna Carter.
Recipe styled by Karen Pickus, chef/food stylist, "Good Morning America.”