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Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

This Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe will have you baking up love all year long. The cookies are a sweet way to say, “I Love You.”

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Baking something sweet has been synonymous with showing love for as long as there have been ovens.  These sweet Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing are a great way to show someone you love them through your culinary skills.

How To Make Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

To make red velvet cookies, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted room temperature butter
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Red gel or liquid food color
  • 3 leveled cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup of corn starch
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Red Velvet Cookie ingredients

To make them, begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk together all-purpose flour, corn starch, salt, and cocoa powder and set aside.

Next, cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a mixing bowl until smooth.

Creaming butter and sugar

Add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and red food coloring (add enough to create the color you want, gel colors will require a lot less than liquid). Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding in the dry ingredients.

At low speed, add half of the dry ingredients until incorporated. Then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.

red velvet cookie batter

Place half of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out the dough to the desired thickness.

rolling out cookie dough

You may need to add a little flour to the top and bottom to keep it from sticking if the dough feels “wet.”

cookie dough between parchment

Using a cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes.  Bake the cookies for 12-16 minutes.

heart shaped cookie cutters on cookie dough

Cool for 5 mins on the baking sheet before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely 25- 30 mins.

heart shaped cookies on cookie sheet

cream cheese icing ingredients

How To Make Cream Cheese Icing

You can use this creamy icing/frosting to decorate the tops of the red velvet cookies and/or use it as a filling to make them into cookie sandwiches. To make the icing, you need the following:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

cream cheese icingAdd all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. The icing will be thick and creamy like frosting. The longer you mix it, the more air will be incorporated into the icing making it fluffier.

Once the cookies are completely cooled, you can decorate them.

iced red velvet cookies

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Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing

This Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe will have you baking up love all year long. The cookies are a sweet way to say, “I Love You.”
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, dessert, red velvet, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 308kcal
Author Chef Kim

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted room temperature butter
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Red gel or liquid food color
  • 3 leveled cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt

For the Icing:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Whisk together all-purpose flour, corn starch, salt, and cocoa powder and set aside.
  • Cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and red food coloring (add enough to create the color you want, gel colors will require a lot less than liquid). Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding in the dry ingredients.
  • On low speed, add half of the dry ingredients until incorporated. Then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  • Place half of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out the dough to the desired thickness. (You may need to add a little flour to the top and bottom to keep it from sticking if the dough feels “wet.”) Using a cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes Bake for 12-16 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 mins on the baking sheet before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely 25- 30 mins.
  • Decorate the cooled cookies with cream cheese icing.

To Make Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. The icing will be thick and creamy like frosting. The longer you mix it, the more air will be incorporated into the icing making it fluffier.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g

red velvet cookies with icing

If you prefer to make cookies using a box of cake mix, then you might want to check out this recipe for Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies by The Chunky Chef.

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