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Best Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

An all-time favorite cake flavor gets the cookie treatment in these red velvet cookies! They’re sprinkled with white, semi-sweet chocolate chips and finished with popping sugar for extra sparkle. Besides the red coloring, these cookies retain another signature red velvet ingredient: buttermilk. This helps keep them moist and tender while cooking. Add this recipe to your Christmas cookie arsenal (red velvet, just like Santa’s costume!). It’s also a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert, whether you need a batch to share or several to take to school or the office.

Can Red Velvet cookies be made ahead?

These cookies are a dream when you need a few batches ready ahead of time. They can hang out at room temperature on a baking sheet while the first molds are in the oven. You can also place balls of dough on a baking sheet and freeze, transfer to a resealable freezer bag and freeze for a few weeks. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

Is red velvet the same as chocolate?

Although the ingredients are similar, red velvet is more than just chocolate batter with added food coloring. In a homemade cake, red velvet contains far less cocoa powder than chocolate and more acidic ingredients like buttermilk or vinegar (which helps give the cake its velvety texture). These cookies mimic the classic red velvet cake, with a touch of cocoa, buttermilk, and (of course) red food coloring.