A stack of red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling.
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Red Velvet Cookies

We LOVE these delicious red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling. A chewy cookies with hints of chocolate and vanilla, sandwiched with cream cheese frosting in the center.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid red food coloring

Cream Cheese filling

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • For the cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and red food coloring and mix to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed, just until combined.
  • Use a tablespoon measurer to scoop the dough and then roll into balls (should make 24 cookies).
  • Line the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets. Use a measuring cup or the palm of your hand to gently flatten the balls just slightly.
  • Bake until edges start setting, about 8-9 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the cream cheese filling:

  • Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or a splash of milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, add a small spoonful of cream cheese filling onto one cookie. Place another cookie on top and press them together to make a cookie sandwich.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.8mg