Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Wow! These cookies pack both a tasty and visual punch! Their bright red color lends itself nicely to holiday cooking, and they couldn't get any easier to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the cookie ingredients together. This will make a cookie dough.
  2. Roll into balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten down slightly (depending on the thickness you desire).
  3. Bake at 375° until the tops crackle (about 8-10 minutes) or until desired doneness.
  4. Cool and then frost (they're also good without the frosting).
  5. For the frosting, beat cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  6. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Frosts one 13 × 9-inch cake generously, or fills and frosts one 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake. Refrigerate any remaining frosting.
  7. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: Add 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, with the margarine.


Most Helpful

I was a bit skeptical that these would turn out at first... the dough was very thick and hard to mix. But once I actually baked them, I knew I had a recipe to keep! Delicious little chocolate cookies, and they really held their shape extremely well! Instead of single cookies, I put one on top of another with icing inbetween them to make red velvet sandwich cookies. MMM. My friends will love them for our Fourth of July party. <3

firstmatekate July 04, 2009

I don't normally review a recipe but this was super easy and turned out fantastic. I added chocolate chips and cut the sugar on the frosting.

Sara J. March 09, 2014

Great recipe wouldn't change a thing!

bellcami September 07, 2009

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