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Red Velvet Cookies

These red velvet cookies are soft, chewy and super delicious! Loaded with white chocolate chips, they’re like red velvet cake but in cookie form. A must make for any cookie lover!

Sometimes I get asked how I come up with new recipes to make. Or where do I find ideas on what to bake next. The beauty in the baking world is that there is an abundance of treats to be made, desserts to be created and sweets to be baked. The choices and creativity you can find are limitless and I absolutely love that!

These cookies are definitely a keeper in any baker’s cookie portfolio. They are right up there with the classics like chocolate chip cookies and double chocolate chip cookies.

I used a simple base to create these red velvet cookies. All of the ingredients are what you can find in any standard red velvet desserts recipe.

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This is a standard cookie dough recipe. We infuse it with those classic red velvet flavours such as cocoa powder, vanilla and red food colouring. I added a splash of milk to keep the dough soft and the cookies moist.

To mimic the cream cheese frosting flavour that we usually find with red velvet cakes, we use some good quality white chocolate chips. The combination of the white chocolate and red velvet cookie dough is truly delicious and make it near impossible to stop at just one cookie!

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Red Velvet Cookies

Recipe rating: 5.0 from 5 votes
Recipe by Linda @thedutchbaker


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Total time does not include chilling time. For best results, I recommend chilling the cookie dough overnight in the fridge.

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  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (190gms) All purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cornflour

  • 2 tablespoons 2 cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 softened unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 white sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 soft brown sugar

  • 1 large 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon 1 red food colouring

  • 1 tablespoon 1 milk

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 white chocolate chips


  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, corn flour and cocoa powder.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the butter for about a minute until creamy. Add the sugars and cream until paled and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and whisk until just combined. Add in food colouring and whisk smooth.
  • Using a wooden spoon, add half of the flour mix then the milk then the rest of the flour mix folding only until JUST combined. Toss in the white chocolate chips. Don’t over mix the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Once chilled, divide the dough into balls. Bake in a preheated 170C oven for 11 – 12 minutes until just cooked. Allow to cool slightly on the hot tray then cool completely on the wire rack before filling.

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