Red Velvet Short Bread Cookies
Unbleached AP Flour
unsweetened cocoa powder
cubed, not room temp.
red gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 325*
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and cocoa.
Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter. About halfway through, add the food coloring and blend until the mixture looks like fine crumbles.
Form into a ball and knead until smooth.
On a floured or cornstarch surface, roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Using a floured or cornstarch cookie cutter, cut out. (I used a round 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter)
Place cookies on an uncreased cookie sheet no less than 1 inch apart. Bake for 20-25 minutes. I set the timer for 15 minutes and check every few minutes until the centers are set.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler until completely melted. Dip or roll in chocolate and cover with sprinkles.