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4 from 1 vote

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

These Red Velvet Cookies are all the delicious flavor of red velvet, buttery soft, and crisp on the outside.  Topped with some of the best cream cheese frosting!  AMAZING! They are based off my sugar cookie recipe and they are totally amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cookies
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • For Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 TBSPs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsps salt
  • 14 TBSPs unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar plus more for rolling
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP red food coloring
  • cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans with parchment paper or silicon baking mats .
  • In a large bowl mix together 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 TBSPs cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Cream together the 14 TBSPs (1 3/4 sticks) butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, then 2 tsps vanilla, 1 tsp white vinegar, and 1 TBSP red food coloring.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture a little bit at a time until the dough is fully combined.
  • Using a medium scoop make 1 inch balls out of the dough (about 1 1/2 TBSPs worth), roll them in sugar, and space them out 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies being to crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and after two minutes, remove the cookies from the baking sheets and transfer to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely.
  • Frosting with cream cheese frosting.

Notes

Nutritional information is for one cookie, unfrosted.