Red Velvet Cookie Recipe

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

(Recipe by Allie Roomberg -Baking A Moment)   Adapted for cookie molding 

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)

4 ounces cream cheese (half a brick)

1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk, large

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon red food coloring (liquid)

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium-low speed until smooth (about 1 minute).
  3. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and food coloring and mix on medium speed until combined.
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
  5. Mix on medium-low speed until a stiff dough forms (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).

6.Wrap the dough in plastic wrap to chill in the fridge at least an hour before molding cookies. The dough can still be a little sticky so a little dusting of powdered sugar or flour in the mold cavity helps it release cleanly.

  1. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, or until set around the edges but still a little soft towards the center.
  2. Cool completely before decorating.