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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs
7 mins
2 hrs 27 mins
about 24 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

146 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 1mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 21g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; sugars 15g; protein 1g; vitamin a 2.3IU; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; folate 13.6mcg; sodium 86mg; potassium 44mg; calcium 3mg; iron 0.5mg.