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Red Velvet Frosted Cookies
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Red Velvet Frosted Cookies

These red velvet frosted cookies are so good. The homemade cream cheese frosting on top is perfection. Make these for your next party or a fun weekend day of baking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet frosted cookie recipe, red velvet frosted cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3/4 C canola oil
  • 1 3/4 C sugar divided
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 C flour
  • 1/3 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp red red gel food coloring
  • 1 container of cream cheese frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt and whisk together to combine
  • In a standing mixer, cream together the butter, canola oil, 1 1/2 C sugar, powder sugar, water, eggs and red food coloring until combined.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until combined
  • Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball
  • Place onto the cookie sheet
  • Using the remaining sugar, pour the sugar onto a plate.
  • Using a glass, spray the bottom of the glass and dip it into the sugar
  • Lightly press the bottom of the glass onto the cookie dough and press down
  • Repeat steps with remaining dough on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the top doesn't feel doughy anymore
  • Once the cookies have been baked, let them cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack
  • Once all cookies have been baked and cooled, scoop cream cheese frosting into piping bag.
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe small dollops of the frosting on top of the cookies
  • Smooth frosting out with a knife
  • Let cookies sit for 30 minutes so that the frosting can harden before enjoying!


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg