Red Velvet Sugar Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies take on a festive and romantic feel in this recipe. Inspired by the red velvet cake, these cookies come complete with cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 55 minutes



For Cookies:

  • cupscake flour
  • 3tbspcocoa powderunsweetened
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupbutterunsalted
  • ¼cupvegetable shortening
  • 1cupsugargranulated
  • 1largeegg
  • 1largeegg white
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 1tsplemon juiceor vinegar
  • Red food coloring

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4ozcream cheesesoftened
  • ¼cupbuttersoftened, saltened
  • ¾tspvanilla extract
  • cupspowdered sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder and salt until well blended, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter, shortening and sugar until pale and fluffy.

  3. Mix in egg, then mix in egg white, vanilla, lemon juice, and food coloring.

  4. With the mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F during the last 10 minutes of chilling.

  7. Shape dough into about 3-tablespoon balls and transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  8. Evenly flatten balls with greased hands to about ½ inches.

  9. Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes.

  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

  11. Cool completely then frost with cream cheese frosting.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy.

  2. Mix in vanilla extract followed by powdered sugar and blend until well combined and fluffy.


  • Calories: 331.01kcal
  • Fat: 14.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.77g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.66g
  • Fiber: 0.71g
  • Sugar: 31.23g
  • Protein: 2.91g
  • Cholesterol: 42.30mg
  • Sodium: 142.92mg
  • Calcium: 47.62mg
  • Potassium: 57.54mg
  • Iron: 1.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 103.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.12mg
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