Adorable Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

February 7, 2014

Mini red velvet cookie cups are the perfect Valentine's Day sweet to make with the kids.  This easy baked treat is made by combining pre-made sugar cookie dough with cocoa powder and red food coloring.  These cookies are great for the kids to bring to school and share with their classmates.

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

1 roll Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
¼ cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon red food color
36 heart-shaped milk chocolate candies

Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Heat oven to 350°F. Place miniature paper baking cup in each of 36 mini muffin cups.

In large bowl, stir together cocoa and whipping cream. Crumble cookie dough into cocoa mixture; stir until well blended. Add food color; stir until dough is an even color. Place dough in freezer 15 minutes for easier handling.

Using measuring tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, shape dough into balls; place in muffin cups.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Immediately press chocolate candy into center of each cookie cup. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

With narrow spatula, remove cookie cups from muffin cups.

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