Go Back
+ servings
red velvet cookie on cooling rack with cream cheese frosting
Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies are a moist, chewy Red Velvet flavored cookie made from scratch topped with rich cream cheese frosting. Better than a bakery's! The flavor is out of this world!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Velvet Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies*
Calories 188kcal
Author Karli Bitner


Red Velvet Cookies

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • red food coloring gel is best

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until light in color and creamy.
  • Add in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt), mix into the dough. Mix until completely combined. The dough will be soft.
  • Mix in the red food coloring, about 1/8 tsp at a time until the dough has a brilliant red color.
  • Scoop or roll the cookie dough out into equal sized balls. Arrange on a cookie sheet.
  • For smaller cookies, bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are starting to turn golden brown. For large cookies, use 1/4 cup of dough and bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the pan.
  • Once the cookies are cool, make the cream cheese frosting.
  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese until fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl and slowly add in the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. You can adjust the texture of the frosting by adding more milk or more powdered sugar to your preference.
  • Fost the cooled cookies generously.


*This recipe will make 24 small cookies or 12 large cookies.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg