Red Velvet Cookies

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Red Velvet Cookies

“Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” -Kahlil Gibran

It’s feeling like winter in Austin today, so why not go with snowflakes. We don’t usually get snow here, but it’s chilly and wet and about as close as we are going to get before it warms up to 70 degrees this week. For day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Baking, we went with a red velvet cookie. I’m a big red velvet fan, just like a lot of people out there.  So I figured why not give this cookie from Created by Diane a try. We have made a few minor adjustments to the recipe, but the inspiration came from her red velvet cutout cookies that she made for a valentines heart cookie.

The red color of the cookie pairs perfectly with the confectioners sugar icing. And the white contrast really makes the cookie stand out in a tray of cookies. You could easily make these and frost with royal icing and decorate many cookie cutouts for a variety. Even edible glitter would look beautiful on these cookies.

The recipe calls for a red velvet emulsion from LorAnns. Usually you can find this at baking supply stores, or if you are having no luck there, you can order directly from LorAnns website.

If you have missed days 1 – 8 of the 12 days of baking, you can find all the recipes here. I’m still declaring the peppermint bark as my favorite, but we still have three more days, and some yummy recipes to come.

Go ahead and give this recipe a try. We would love to hear how you do with it. And don’t forget to save some for yourself.

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies


    Red Velvet Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon red velvet emulsion
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dry buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioner's Sugar Icing
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


    Red Velvet Cookies
  1. Heat oven to 400°
  2. Cream butter and confectioner's sugar in a stand up mixer with paddle attachment.
  3. Add egg, mix in red velvet emulsion, vanilla, cocoa powder and melted chocolate.
  4. Blend in flour, baking powder, dry buttermilk, and salt.
  5. Mix until dough pulls away from paddle and begins to form ball. Roll out onto floured surface and cut with cookie cutter.
  6. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet for 9 minutes.
  7. Confectioner's Sugar Icing
  8. Combine confectioners sugar, corn syrup and milk in a bowl. The consistency will be very thick and hard to stir. Place in a pastry bag and pipe the icing onto the cookies.
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Red Velvet Cookies


5 comments… add one

  • Laura @ MommyDearest December 14, 2017, 7:21 am

    These are beautiful. They are simple yet elegant and I bet they taste delicious. Another recipe to add to my ever growing list

  • Krystal Butherus December 14, 2017, 8:19 am

    Beautifully made and oh so delicious looking! I bet they taste every bit as good as the pictures show!

  • Melissa Chapman December 14, 2017, 12:50 pm

    Those cookies look amazing. I love red velvet and the shape and look of those cookies really make them look like snowflakes. If I do any baking I will try these.

  • AnnMarie John December 14, 2017, 7:11 pm

    I’ve never seen more elegant looking cookies than that! I really love how you decorated them. It’s perfect and it would be so nice to have it during the Holidays!

  • Melissa @primpandprimebeauty December 14, 2017, 7:41 pm

    These look amazing! Too gorgeous to eat (almost lol) I wish I was better at baking so that way I can make these to bring to my families houses this Holiday.


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