2 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/4C cocoa powder (I always use Hershey’s Dark Chocolate)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1C unsalted butter, soft at room temp
1/3C light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temp
1 (1 oz) bottle red food coloring (yes, the whole entire bottle)!
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
*Scroll down to the bottom for the cream cheese frosting recipe 🙂
1. Combine dry ingredients: cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Beat butter in a mixer. Add sugars, eggs, food coloring, vanilla and apple cider vinegar. Beat on medium until combined. Gradually add all of the flour and scrape down the sides.
3. Scoop rounded portions of dough unto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350*F 10-12 mins. Let cool fully before frosting (otherwise, your frosting will melt and get all sloppy).
4. Frost the cookies and share with the people you love!
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Combine 1 block of cream cheese (8 oz) + 1/4C softened butter in a mixer. Add 1 tsp vanilla and gradually add 2-3C of powdered sugar (you just want it to reach a nice consistency for spreading).