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Red Velvet Cookies

These gorgeous melt-in-the-mouth red velvet cookies with a sweet vanilla cream cheese frosting taste just as good as the cake!
Makes:36 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted


Prep:30 mCook:10 mReady:40 m
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with the rack in the middle position. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  2. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High until chocolate melts, about 90 seconds. Stir chocolate until smooth and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy; add egg and beat until smooth. Mix in red food coloring and chocolate, scraping the bowl down regularly, until evenly blended, about 30 seconds. Add half of the flour mixture, stirring until well incorporated. Beat in sour cream and mix in remaining flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake one sheet at a time in the preheated oven until cookies spring back when pressed, about 9 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Whip 1/4 cup butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Blend in confectioners' sugar in 1/2 cup portions until frosting reaches the desired consistency.

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