Red Velvet Heart Cookies


These heart cookies are cute-as-can-be thanks to a flurry of powdered sugar. Get the free heart stencils at

Hands On Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
46, 2 1/2-inch or 22, 3 1/2-inch cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • Powdered sugar


  1. 1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

  2. 2. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, food coloring, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover; chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  3. 3. Preheat oven to 375°F. On a floured surface roll half the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough using a 21/2- to 31/2-inch heart-shape cookie cutter. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. 4. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very light brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, using stencils if desired. Makes forty-six 21/2-inch or twenty-two 31/2-inch cookies.

    Red Velvet Heart Cookies
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 46
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 12.9mcg

*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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