Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookies are a buttery chocolate cookie with a bite of cheesecake in the middle. A delicious homemade cookie perfect for the holidays or VALENTINES DAY.
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
4teaspoonsred food coloring
Preheat oven to 300º. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
With an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar for about 2 minutes until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and combine. Add food coloring and mix until completely combined.
Whisk together flour and cocoa powder and add to butter mixture, until soft dough forms.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough and form into a ball, about 2 tablespoons of dough. Roll in sanding sugar and place on parchment paper. Make an indentation in the cookies with your thumb or spoon.
Bake for 10 minutes.
While baking, make the filling. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix with hand mixer until smooth. After the cookies have baked for 10 minutes, remove the cookies and using the back of a spoon, deepen the indentation in the cookies. Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling into each indentation and bake an additional 12 minutes until set.
Let cool completely before eating, store in refrigerator.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Try using a melon baller or round measuring spoon to make the indentations