Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

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The cream cheese frosting-filled Red Velvet Cookies are delicious and beautiful! Enjoy these for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or anytime!


FOR THE COOKIES: – 1 & 3/4 cups (210g) all-purpose flour – 2 & 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 & 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar – 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon red gel food coloring FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: – 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened – 4 cups (440g) confectioners' sugar – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – up to 2 tablespoons heavy cream, if needed

Making cookies: Heat the oven to 375°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment or silicone. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 1 


Beat sugar and butter until fluffy with a medium-speed electric mixer. Stir in egg and vanilla. Mix in the food coloring until uniform.

Step 2

Lower the mixer speed. Add flour mixture slowly, mixing just until combined. This crumbly dough should scoop well.

Step 3

Drop 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of dough onto prepared pans, leaving 2 inches between cookies.

Step 4

Bake each pan for 15 minutes until the edges are just set. Bake 2–3 minutes longer for a crunchier cookie.

Step 5

Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on wire racks. Then remove the cookies from the pans and cool on a wire rack.

Step 6

Make frosting and assemble: Combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Make fluffy with a medium-speed electric mixer.

Step 7

Add confectioners' sugar slowly while mixing. Add vanilla extract. Mix frosting until light and fluffy.

Step 8

If the frosting is too thick, add a tablespoon of cream and keep adding for the desired consistency.

Step 9

Frost the bottoms of half the cooled cookies. Use an icing spatula or piping bag. Cookies sandwiches: top frosted cookies with remaining cookies.

Step 10

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