Preheat oven to 350°. Spray cookie sheet with non- stick cooking spray
In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt; set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; add sugars (mixture will resemble coarse sand).
Add yogurt and vanilla and drained and pureed beets to saucepan, stirring to combine.
Add flour mixture, stirring until moist.
Take the amount of a heaping tablespoon and form into balls. Then press down gently with a fork. Spread 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 12- 15 minutes or until almost set (and lightly browned on bottom). Cool on pans 3 to 5 minutes or until firm to the touch.
Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. The cookies will have a cakey texture
** TERRI'S TIP: use a good quality vanilla - it makes all the difference! You can buy a big bottle of 'pure vanilla extract' at Costco for a very reasonable price.**Note: results may differ (especially the color of the cookies), depending on brands of ingredients used
Natural Red Velvet Cookie (no dye)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.