Red Velvet Cookies

What Are Red Velvet Cookies?

This easy recipe creates soft, chewy cookies with a hint of cocoa and vanilla, plus a crisp sugar coating!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Beat Butter and Sugar

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Mix in Wet Ingredients

Add the egg, vanilla, and red food coloring and mix until combined.

Whisk Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.

Combine and Chill

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mix until combined, and chill the dough for 15 minutes.


Roll the dough into balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough each), then roll them in sanding sugar.


Place dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flatten them into ½” thick discs.


Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.


Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.


Serve with a tall glass of milk and dig in.

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