Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting – Modern Honey
Posted On December 3, 2022
Soft, chewy homemade red velvet cookies topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. A festive and delicious Christmas cookie recipe!
It is Day #2 on my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! These Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are 10/10 and such a fun and festive Christmas cookie.
These are super soft and chewy red velvet cookies, with a hint of chocolate flavor, and topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting. Red velvet and cream cheese go together like pb+j. These Frosted Red Velvet Cookies will be a hit on your Christmas goodie plate.
Red Velvet Cookie Ingredients:
- Butter — use salted or unsalted butter in this red velvet cookie recipe. If you use salted butter, reduce the salt by ¼ teaspoon.
- Brown Sugar — this is what gives the cookies that perfectly chewy center.
- Sugar — this is what gives the cookie sweetness and crisp edges.
- Eggs — this is the binder that pulls the liquid and dry ingredients together.
- Vanilla Extract — use pure vanilla extract in cookies for authentic flavor.
- Red Food Coloring — may use liquid or gel food coloring.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder — this gives the cookies a hint of light chocolate flavor. I buy Callebaut cocoa powder in the bulk bins at Winco.
- Flour — use all-purpose flour in these cookies.
- Cornstarch — this is what gives the red velvet cookies the extra soft texture.
- Baking Soda — this gives the cookies the perfect rise.
- Salt — a flavor enhancer and a must in all baking recipes.
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- Butter — use salted butter to make this cream cheese frosting.
- Cream Cheese — use full-fat cream cheese and make sure to soften the cream cheese before whipping it.
- Powdered Sugar — also known as confectioner’s sugar.
How to make Frosted Red Velvet Cookies:
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar together for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. This helps to create a smooth textured cookie and also gives loft to the cookie dough which helps the cookies to rise once they hit the oven.