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Red Velvet Cookies

These Red Velvet Cookies are all the delicious flavor of red velvet; buttery soft, and crisp on the outside and topped with some of the best cream cheese frosting. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • For Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 TBSPs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsps salt
  • 14 TBSPs unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar plus more for rolling
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP red food coloring
  • cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans with parchment paper or silicon baking mats .
  • In a large bowl mix together 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 TBSPs cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Cream together the 14 TBSPs (1 3/4 sticks) butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, then 2 tsps vanilla, 1 tsp white vinegar, and 1 TBSP red food coloring.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture a little bit at a time until the dough is fully combined.
  • Using a medium scoop make 1 inch balls out of the dough (about 1 1/2 TBSPs worth), roll them in sugar, and space them out 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies being to crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and after two minutes, remove the cookies from the baking sheets and transfer to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely.
  • Frosting with cream cheese frosting.

Notes

Nutritional information is for one cookie, unfrosted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g