Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe is a holiday favorite for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like Red Velvet batter. I fell that you can find red velvet recipes from coffee syrups to yogurt flavors. It is the newest fad in cooking I guess. This year’s cookie exchange recipe was inspired from a visit to Panera Bread. Check the other amazing red velvet donuts and red velvet cakes. 

Red Velvet Cookies

These Red Velvet cookies were really easy to make. 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.

Red Velvet Cookies
When I doubled the recipe for the second batch I feel like they did not flatten out into these perfect circles. Most of you will not have to double the recipe but I needed 5 dozen cookies.


Red Velvet Cookies
Thought they needed a little powdered sugar on top too. It was too boring on the platter.
Red Velvet Cookies
Add a little vase of cranberries and camellias and we have a cookie party platter I used in Christmas. For Valentine’s Day you can box them up with a little ribbon and you will make anyone’s day. 

Red Velvet Cookies  Recipe 

  • Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

    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


    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. Sprinkle the tops with confectioner's sugar.
    Nutrition Information

    Amount Per Serving Calories 141 Saturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 18mg Sodium 119mg Carbohydrates 18g Sugar 11g Protein 1g
    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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  1. these look yummy

  2. Your platter looks beautiful. I love the idea of red velvet for Valentine’s Day.

  3. very pretty and the cookies looks so good!

  4. The batter alone looks amazing..sounds like a great recipe

  5. I love the sound of these. I haven;t had much red velvet stuff actually. I will have to give these a try.

  6. YUM!! I’ll take a doz!! I really need to try this out!! cooking I mean!!

  7. These look yummy. I love the pictures.

  8. These look yummy! Red Velvet is my favorite! These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  9. Yummy! I need to start baking now for all of the events we have going on for V-day.

  10. You make it look and sound so easy!! I love red velvet anything

  11. I love red velvet anything! these look amazing!

  12. Those are looking good!! Not big on Valentine’s Day but I wouldn’t mind making these just because!

  13. that looks delicious, a nice Valentines Day treat!

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