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Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe - These delicious cookies taste like your favorite red velvet cake in cookie form! Red Velvet cookies filled with cream cheese frosting and topped with a magical dusting of confectioner's sugar! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cookies, red velvet cookies recipe, the best red velvet cookies recipe
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Red Velvet Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. 
  • Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, in a large bowl with an electric mixer.  Add in the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and the red food coloring.  Mix until well combined. 
     
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Then slowly stir into the butter and sugar mixture until well combined. 
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Space about 2 inches apart to get about 9 tablespoons of dough onto a large baking sheet. Roll the balls between your hands to get very smooth results when baked.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • Mix together the  cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add your confectioner's sugar, 1/2 a cup at a time and slowly stir to incorporate. After each cup has been incorporated, turn the mixer onto the highest speed setting and for about 10 seconds to lighten the frosting. Add in vanilla and beat until well-blended, light and fluffy.