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Red Velvet Cookies


This recipe is taking a few ingredients and twisting them all to make really delicious soft cookies.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid red food coloring

Cream Cheese filling;

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and red food coloring and mix to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed, just until combined.
  6. Use a tablespoon measurer to scoop the dough and then roll into balls.
  7. Line the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets. Use a measuring cup or the palm of your hand to gently flatten the balls just slightly.
  8. Bake until edges start setting, about 8-9 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the cream cheese filling;

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or a splash of milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Once the cookies have cooled, add a small spoonful of cream cheese filling onto one cookie.
  4. Place another cookie on top and press them together to make a cookie sandwich.