Warm Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies with Melted Marshmallow Frosting

Wow, if you’re not already drooling, well then I really don’t know what is wrong with you. I originally saw this recipe on a blog called “How Sweet It Is” and knew I had to try this out for myself.  These cookies are addictive, and mean serious business. They are just the perfect size that you can have a few (or more!) without feeling one bit of guilt. It’s like a burst of happiness in your mouth. They are as delicious as cupcakes without taking so much time… so sit back and enjoy these tasty marshmallow-y, red velvet treats one bite at a time!

Warm Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies- makes about 20 cookies

-1/2 cup unsalted butter

-1/4 cup granulated sugar

-2 tablespoons brown sugar

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-1 egg yolk

-1 cup flour

-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

-1 1/4 teaspoons red food coloring

-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or more- you can never have too many)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift the flour, salt, and cocoa powder in a separate bowl and put it aside.

In a larger mixer bowl, beat butter and sugars until you get a lovely fluff. This should take only 3-4 minutes. Then add in egg, vanilla, and beat until ingredients are combined. Add food coloring and mix until color is even throughout. Put the mixer on a low speed and add in the flour. Increase speed until the dough begins to come together. Once you have a nice red dough, add in your chocolate chips!

Roll into small balls and set on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove and press your thumb into each cookie. Place the cookies back in the oven for 5-6 more minutes and remove to cool when done.

Melty Marshmallow Frosting

-4 ounces cream cheese

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-3/4 cups marshmallow fluff

-1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar

-1-2 teaspoons milk

Beat the creme cheese in a bowl until fluffy. Then, add in marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add in powder sugar slowly to the mixture (Note: if you dump the sugar in all at once it will end up all over that lovely black jacket you are wearing, so add in slowly and with patience.) When all the sugar is in the bowl, beat for 5 minutes on a high speed.

Add the frosting to the middle of each cookie and you’re all set! Now all you need is a nice glass of milk, your leopard snuggie, and some How I Met Your Mother reruns.

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