Sunday, May 20, 2012

Recipe Test: Red Velvet Shortbread.

Recipe Test:  Red Velvet Shortbread.

Better Homes & Gardens has a recipe for Red Velvet Shortbread,  but it has eggs and I wanted something more along the lines of a regular shortbread without the eggs.  So I took a chocolate shortbread recipe (confectioners sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and butter) and reduced the cocoa powder. Then I mixed together some vanilla bean paste, Super Red gel paste color and a bit of white vinegar to make the whole 'red velvet' thing official. 

These are okay in a sweet buttery cookie kind of way, but I still need to do some tinkering.