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HOLIDAY BAKING WEEK: RED VELVET SANDWICH COOKIES

It's that time of year when friends get together and bake up a holiday storm, creating sweet treats to be served at parties or boxed up and given as gifts. This week, we'll share a few ideas you could try out during your bake-a-thon. Today's comes from the Food Network's Paula Deen.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons buttermilk

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon red food coloring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 lb. cream cheese, softened

2 sticks butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional

For directions on how to prepare this recipe, follow this link.

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