I was very excited for the holidays this year because I knew I would have the opportunity to test out several of my Pinterest recipes which means yummy food for my family and lots of blog reading for you! To decide what I would make first I took a look through my “Save Room for Dessert” board as I knew I had pinned many great cookie recipes that would be perfect for our Christmas festivities. The first one I decided to try was this recipe for red velvet shortbread cookies because I love anything red velvet.
I followed this recipe almost exactly (surprising I know!) so this will be a fairly short post.
Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies
Overall, the finished product is just OK. I had missed the part in the recipe (all the way at the bottom) where it says you won’t get a lot of red velvet flavor. Since red velvet flavor was my main reason for making them that was disappointing. The dough is also really difficult to make – it takes A LOT of kneading to get the dough to come together smoothly. Also, I just barely got the 24 cookies the recipe says it will make – I had to use all of the scraps and continue to re-knead and re-roll the dough.
Despite this shortbread’s shortcomings (ha) I do think I ended up with a pretty and festive holiday cookie. I used vanilla flavored almond bark for the icing and red and green sugar for the garnish. And my family enjoyed them so that is all that matters in the end!
Share your favorite holiday cookie recipes in the comments! Happy holidays and happy pinning!