Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

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Nancy Shakeshaft-Slack


I adore Red Velvet Cupcakes and find this so similar in taste. They're great at the holidays and easy to make

★★★★★ 2 votes
makes about 3 doz cookies
30 Min
10 Min


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2 1/2 c
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda ( use 1 teas for high altitude)
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
cinammon, ground
1 c
butter, unsalted, softened
1/3 c
packed brown sugar
1 oz
bottle red food coloring
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2-3 c
powdered sugar
chopped pecans
1 c
granulated sugar

How to Make Red Velvet Cookies


  • 1Heat oven to 350
    In bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

    In large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy ( about 2-3 minutes). Beat in sugars until smooth. Add eggs, food coloring, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until combined, then add flour mixture a little at as time until its all combined.

    Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until edges are set but centers are still soft. Cool completely on wire racks. Once cool, frost with cream cheese frosting. Can sprinkle chopped pecans and/or colored sugars on top for a festive look.
  • 2Frosting:

    Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teas vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar till you get desired spreading consistency. Frost the cool cookies
  • 3Store cookies in cool place or refrigerate.

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About Red Velvet Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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