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These Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks with Cream Cheese Frosting are a fun way to celebrate special occasions and holidays.
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks with Cream Cheese Frosting are a fun way to celebrate special occasions and holidays.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 537 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate
  • 3 drops red gel food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. 

  3. Combine 1 cup granulated sugar and  8 ounces cream cheese in large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine ingredients using medium speed. Mix until fluffy. 

  4. In a small bowl combine butter and chocolate. Melt in microwave for about 30 to 60 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth and allow to cool slightly. 

  5. Add chocolate mixture, red gel food colouring and vanilla to cream cheese mixture. Mix until combined. 

  6. Add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture slowly, in 2 to 3 batches. Use the mixer to combine ingredients after you add each batch of flour mixture.

  7. Cover bowl and place in the fridge for 30 minutes if you want your cookies to hold their shape. 

  8. Remove from fridge and roll into small 1 inch balls. Press down with the palm of your hand or use a fork dipped in water to press the cookies down. Place in oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. 

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

  10. In stand mixer combine confectioners sugar and 8 ounces of cream cheese and mix until fluffy. 

  11. Add milk and vanilla, mix again until combined. 

  12. Transfer to a piping bag with large tip. 

  13. Pipe frosting onto the top of cookies. Press 3 cookies into each stack. 

  14. Serve with a big old holiday loving smile!

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.