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Red velvet thumbprint cookies in a white terrine with Valentine's Day hugs

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These Red Velvet Thumbprints are a fun Valentine’s Day treat. The vibrant red color is perfect, plus these festive thumbprints are darn tasty, too!

Red Velvet Cookies on an egg shaped white dish

Red Velvet Thumbprints

Red velvet just shouts Valentine’s Day. My daughter is a big fan (she requested this Red Velvet Checkerboard Cake for her birthday!), but the hubby, well, not so much. The token amount of cocoa power doesn’t result in an ooey, gooey chocolate treat as he’d prefer.

But, despite his persnickety palate, he loved these red velvet thumbprint cookies. Who wouldn’t be a fan of these buttery sugar cookies with a mega-dose of red food coloring and that bit of cocoa topped with either a white chocolate wafer or a white chocolate Hug??? They were a hit!

<Red velvet thumbprint cookies in a white terrine with Valentine's Day hugs

Food Blogger Love

My assignment for this fun food blogger event was actually the organizers, The PinterTestKitchen. This mother-daughter-daughter (Sharon, Allison, and Jess) blogging team is from rural Pennsylvania and loves to share family favorites and taste-test new recipes they find on Pinterest.

They especially love baking cookies (me, too!). They try to post recipes that anyone could make, nothing too fussy or weird ingredients that are hard to find, since living in the country means that they have to drive 60+ minutes to get to a specialty food store.

Red Velvet blossoms on a cooling rack

The PinterTestKitchen

You may want to head over to their blog to see what they thought of these Red Velvet Thumbprints and my runner up recipe, Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart Cookies! Both would be perfect for a special Valentine’s Day treat!

Don’t you just love the concept of their blog? You’ll definitely want to poke around when you visit. I bet you’ll find some terrific recipes to add to your menu. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all the other Valentine’s Day treats created for this event. I’m certain you’ll find some new blogs that you’ll want to visit again and again!

More Red Velvet Recipes You’ll Love:

Red Velvet Thumbprints

Red Velvet Thumbprints

Red velvet thumbprint cookies filled with white chocolate or topped with a white chocolate Hershey's Hug. Adapted from The Pinterest Kitchen via BettyCrocker.com

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Yield 3½ dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 42 Hershey's Hugs or White Chocolate Melting Wafers

Instructions

  1. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add the egg, food coloring, and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda to the mixture and blend together.
  4. Roll out pieces of dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave room for them to spread out. Press your thumb into the middle of the ball of dough, about halfway down.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes at 350º.
  6. Immediately out of the oven, place a white chocolate wafer or a Hug in the center of each cookie, then remove from cookie sheet. Let cool completely.

Notes

Red velvet thumbprint cookies filled with white chocolate or topped with a white chocolate Hershey's Hug. Adapted from The Pinterest Kitchen via BettyCrocker.com

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

42

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 104mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 30g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
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