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Red Velvet Cookies

These soft-baked red velvet cookies are chewy and moist with a delicious chocolate and vanilla flavor and a scattering of white chocolate chips.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 248kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring liquid or gel
  • 2 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and granulated sugar until combined and fluffy.
  • Beat eggs and vanilla extract into the large bowl until batter is fluffy.
  • Add food coloring and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl thoroughly to ensure the color is evenly distributed throughout the batter. Add enough food coloring to make a vibrant dark red.
  • Mix the dry ingredients from the small bowl into the red batter.
  • Fold in 1 cup of white chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop and place even scoops of dough onto the prepared pans. Leave about 2 inches of space between scoops.
  • Bake in oven for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven. Immediately press a few of the remaining white chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies. You will probably have leftover white chocolate chips.
  • Allow them to cool on the pan for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
  • Serve once cooled.



Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg