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Red Velvet Blossom Cookies

The Peanut Butter Blossom is a classic holiday treat – you know, the peanut butter cookie with the chocolate kiss pressed into the center? But this year, our friends at Land O’Lakes decided to take that classic and add a few twists. On Day 7 of our annual 12 Days of Cookies, Elizabeth visits the Land O’Lakes test kitchen to learn how to make Red Velvet Blossom Cookies that are perfectly festive.

12 Days of Cookies is presented by Land O’Lakes. For more holiday baking ideas from Land O’Lakes, click here.

Red Velvet Blossom Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon red gel food color
Powdered sugar
Dark chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped


  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and baking powder in medium bowl; set aside. 
  2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and salt in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and red food color; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm. 
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes or until just set around edges. Remove from oven; immediately place 1 dark chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Cool before serving.


In addition to the Red Velvet, Land O’Lakes also created more twists on the Blossom cookie.