Red Velvet Cookies

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Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookie Recipe

Growing up one of my all time favorite desserts at the holidays was Red Velvet Cake. My Nana could make the best one I had ever had and each year I looked forward to it more and more. While she shared her recipe with us grandchildren, I still cannot to this day make a Red Velvet Cake to save my soul. My sister Heather on the other hand makes them almost monthly and once in awhile I get my hands on some of it and enjoy hers. While it is the same recipe Nana made I swear it tastes a little different, but things always do when you get older right? While my Nana is no longer here with us, I can still smile and think about the memories of years gone by and eating her Red Velvet Cake. But when you can’t make something you come up with an alternate right??

So, we tried our hand at Red Velvet Cookies and I am happy to report they are delicious and a very close second. Here is the recipe we used. 

Red Velvet Cookie Recipe


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup softened salted butter  (The real stuff as Nana used to say!)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 5 tsp red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Red Velvet Cookie Recipe


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy 

2. Now mix in your eggs, milk, vanilla, and red food coloring

3. Then mix in your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda 

4. Wrap and refrigerate overnight

5. Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

6. Use a tablespoon to scoop out your dough and roll into small dough balls

7. Roll your doughballs into powdered sugar and place on your baking sheet

8. Bake for 12-14 minutes and let your cookies cool 

Red Velvet Cookies

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This look delicious!! I am definitely going to make some for Valentines Day, and draw a heart on each one with cream cheese frosting. 🙂

These look so good! Thanks for the recipe. I am going to make them for Valentine’s Day!

I love Red Velvet cake so I know I would love these.

I will have to try the recipes for the Red velvet cookies my son loves red velvet cake so this will be great for him.

Those look delicious. I’ve enjoyed red velvet cake but never tried to make it myself.

Danai @ Living, Learning, Eating

They look great! I haven’t tried red velvet in ages – I’ll have to give it another shot!

My son loves red velvet cake, I’ll make him these for Christmas.

Amanda @ The Kolb Corner

Red Velvet is my favorite and these cookies look delicious! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

My Mom loves red velvet cake, so I bet she would love these cookies. I’ll have to make her a batch for Christmas.

Red Velvet cookies sound great!

This looks absolutely amazing and not too difficult. I think I’ll make these for my weekend Christmas party next weekend.