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red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting and garnished with sprinkles

Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

April King
Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting are soft, chewy, and have the most delicious red velvet flavor. They are the perfect cookie for Valentine's day, Christmas, or anytime you are craving red velvet.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 23 cookies
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. red gel food coloring, or 2 tsp. red liquid food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until combined.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla, white vinegar, and red food coloring until creamy.
  • Slowly add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Cover bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours or until dough is firm. This is a very important step to prevent cookies from spreading and becoming too thin.
  • Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350F and place parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
  • Scoop dough into 1 1/2 Tbsp. balls. Place them on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake one sheet at a time (keeping remaining dough chilled) until cookies appear set on the edges, but slightly under-baked in the center, about 11-12 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and let cool completely.
  • To prepare frosting, beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Once red velvet cookies have completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 15.4gProtein: 1.6gFat: 6.6gCholesterol: 18.3mgSodium: 76.3mgPotassium: 24.1mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 11.5gVitamin A: 4.6IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 3.3mgIron: 3.1mg
Keyword Red Velvet Cookies, Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
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