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Red Velvet Cookies

Soft red velvet cookies stuffed with chocolate chips and topped with cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 2 one ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 c. butter room temp
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/3 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 2 c. flour firmly packed
  • 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 c. butter softened
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c. powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Unwrap squares of chocolate and put them in a microwavable bowl. Melt in microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.
  • Combine butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add baking soda and salt. Beat for another minute or until well mixed. Add the egg and beat until it is well mixed. Add red food coloring and mix until well incorporated.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl. Add melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
  • Scrap sides of bowl. Mix in one cup flour. Mix in sour cream. Add the rest of the flour and mix well. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Drop tablespoon sized cookies onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 11 minutes or until they rise and become firm. Cool on wire rack.
  • For the frosting mix butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add powered sugar. Adjust powdered sugar for desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled cookies.



  • Store cookies in an air tight container for 3-4 days.
  • These are also freezer friendly perfect for freezing for the holidays. Place in an air tight container and then place in freezer for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg