Easy Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies


These red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting are guaranteed to be the life of the party or bake sale. Red velvet chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any holiday or treat bringing occasion! Top with sprinkles to make these vibrant cookies really pop.

Easy Red Velvet Slices
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 27 mins
24 cookies


  • 1 16.5- or 18-ounce roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoon red liquid food coloring

  • 1 cup canned cream cheese frosting

  • Red and/or green sprinkles (jimmies) or nonpareils


  1. In a large bowl stir together cookie dough, flour, cocoa powder, and red food coloring until combined (knead dough with hands, if necessary to combine). Shape dough into a 7-inch roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 2 to 3 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices.* Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 7 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  3. Place frosting in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 10 to 20 seconds or just until melted; stir. Dip half of each cookie into melted frosting, allowing excess frosting to drip back into bowl. Repeat dipping if necessary for a thicker coating. Return cookie to wire rack. Sprinkle dipped portions of cookies with red and/or green sprinkles. Let stand until frosting is set.


If the dough crumbles slightly when you slice it, simply press the crumbled dough together to re-shape the slice into a round.

To Store:

Layer decorated cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 13.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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