Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe is a holiday favorite for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like Red Velvet batter.

So whether you are bringing cookies into the office or want to surprise someone you love, here is a simple cookie recipe that will say it all.  Check the other amazing red velvet donuts and red velvet cakes. 

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips


These Red Velvet cookies were really easy to make. Not as easy as Red velvet cookies made with cake mix. We saved that for our Valentines Day Donuts. 

I have found that most red velvet recipes are not very moist but I like the addition of white chocolate chips. This gave them a little extra texture and flavoring.


What makes a recipe Red Velvet? 

Red velvet cake is traditionally a red, red-brown, crimson or scarlet colored chocolate layer cake, layered with cream cheese frosting.  Now there are so many variations and really the addition of cocoa and red food coloring and you have a red velvet recipe. 

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

How to make Red Velvet Cookie Dough

If you can make a chocolate chip cookie dough, then there is nothing unusual about these except the addition of the red food coloring. 


Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips


You see how bright red the batter looks after the addition of the red food coloring.  


Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

However, once you add the cocoa powder it is a richer dark color. 

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips


Can I Make Cookie Dough and Freeze it? 

This is the perfect cookie dough recipe to make ahead and freeze.  Simply roll the batter into balls and place onto a sheet pan and allow them to freeze. 
Place them in a Ziploc bag and put them in the freezer.  Then just bake them a few extra minutes or allow the dough to defrost first. 
Allow cooling completely before stacking on a platter.
Thought they needed a little powdered sugar on top too. It was too boring on the platter.
These would be perfect for a cookie exchange party, on a white platter with red flowers in the middle.
For Valentine’s Day you can box them up with a little ribbon and you will make anyone’s day. 

Pin this for your next Valentines Day Cookie Session and be sure to check out our other fun Valentines Day Cookie Recipes. 


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Red Velvet Cookies  Recipe 

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

A red velvet cookie perfect for Valentine's DAY OR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, optional but great
  • Confectioner's sugar optional for dusting on top.


  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Beat in food coloring.
  2. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until just combined.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to wire racks.
  4. When Serving you can Sprinkle the tops with confectioner's sugar.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 2g

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