I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, but I do love the food. I love seeing all the breakfast in bed ideas and rich desserts that people come up with. Today though, I'm digging these from scratch red velvet cookies.
These cookies do have dyes in them. Natural food dyes. We rotate between brands but from experience I've found that it takes a LOT of natural food dye to get a good red color. Beet powder has been a lifesaver. It gives off that rich color that I want without having to use a half a bottle of expensive natural food dye and having to add more flour to offset the addition. These red velvet cookies have just a hint of red.
Later in the week you'll get a delicious red velvet recipe that does include the actual vegetable. I had all the kids fooled--FOOLED! (Score one for Mom) but today let's start off the week with some delicious cookies.