Red Velvet Sugar Cookies with cream cheese frosting is a classic cookie recipe that won't let you down!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium size bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.
Add eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice and food coloring and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt).
Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet mixture until you form a large dough ball--don't overmix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Lightly flour your counter top. Roll dough ball out until 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick.
Cut the dough into shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Cream together butter and creamy cheese until smooth and light. Add vanilla and mix.
Add enough powdered sugar to reach a good frosting consistency.
*I use 1 tsp red gel food coloring and 1 tsp liquid red food coloring