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.
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?
How to make Red Velvet Cookie Dough
You see how bright red the batter looks after the addition of the red food coloring.
However, once you add the cocoa powder it is a richer dark color.
Can I Make Cookie Dough and Freeze it?
Pin this for your next Valentines Day Cookie Session and be sure to check out our other fun Valentines Day Cookie Recipes.
Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
- 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.
- Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Beat in food coloring.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until just combined.
- 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.
- When Serving you can Sprinkle the tops with confectioner's sugar.
Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 2g