Frosted Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

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During college, my student job was in the bakery. These Red Velvet Cookies take me back to that special place and time. —Christina Petri, Alexandria, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, food coloring and vanilla. Add cooled chocolate; beat until blended. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Red Velvet Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p26

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Very chocolatey. Also made a cream cheese frosting"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Delicious! Made these for my hubby on Valentines Day. Like most of the other comments said, it seemed a little crazy to buy a can of frosting after taking the time to make homeade cookies, so I used a cream cheese recipe I like from another cookie recipe. I put a Hershey's kiss on top of each cookie!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"The Cream Cheese frosting is easy to make from scratch. Use ¼ cup softened butter, 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups confectioner's sugar. Mix the butter with the cream cheese and the vanilla extract until it is smooth. Add the confectioner's sugar in half-cup increments until the frosting is of proper spreading consistency. (You'll use all, or almost all, of the sugar.) Give the remaining frosting in bowl to your favorite person."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"You make homemade cookies & purchase "store bought frosting". Shame on you !!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"I was looking for something different and special for Valentine cookies and this is IT. I made my own frosting and sprinkled Wilton's special hearts mix on them and they are beautiful . And yummy. Thanks for the recipe and your great timing. I hate making cut out cookies and this was so easy. Thank you , thank you, thank you."

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