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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Bring in the love this year with these amazing Red Velvet Sugar Cookies with Candy Hearts. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you won't want to miss the beauty and flavor of these cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Jill


  • 3/4 C unsalted butter - softened
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1/4 C Hershey cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 C red sanding sugar sprinkles
  • 24 Dove milk chocolate hearts - unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until combined
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and red gel food coloring until combined and fluffy
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until a dough forms
  • Pour the red sanding sugar into a small bowl
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop some dough into your hands and roll it into a ball
  • Roll the dough into the red sanding sugar
  • Place the dough ball onto the cookie sheets, about 12 cookies per sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until set around the edges
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 minute before placing a chocolate heart into the center of the cookies
  • Allow cooling completely before enjoying!