Red Velvet Cake Cookies


The glory of red velvet cake with the portable capabilities of a cookie.


My cravings for red velvet cake are pretty intense. My birthday is the day before Valentine’s Day so red velvet cake has been a part of my life for a very long time. As January finished up I realized I needed RVC in my life sooner rather than later. I felt weird, however; having an entire cake hanging out in my one bedroom apartment. Enter: red velvet cake cookies. These have the texture of cake, the frosting of cake… it almost feels wrong to call them a cookie. It does not feel wrong, however, to eat 2-3 of them in one sitting.


Inspired by mynameisyeh

You’ll need

For cake/cookies:

0.5 cup unsalted butter, at room temp

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

0.25 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon red food coloring

2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

For cream cheese frosting*:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp

5 ounces cream cheese, at room temp

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.5 cup powdered sugar

*You can mess with the ratio here. I would probably do a little less butter and a little more cream cheese next time. Also- try to be more ladylike with your frosting application than I was.

Cream together butter, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl until fluffy. Stir in eggs, sour cream, cocoa and red food coloring until evenly combined. Stir in flour and baking powder.

Drop heaped tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F then transfer to wire rack to cool.

Mix together all the frosting ingredients. Swirl the frosting on top of the cooled cake cookies and devour.

2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake Cookies

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