Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting – Modern Honey

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.

Soft, chewy homemade red velvet cookies topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. A festive and delicious Christmas cookie recipe!

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.

Soft, chewy homemade red velvet cookies topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. A festive and delicious Christmas cookie recipe!

How to make Frosted Red Velvet Cookies:

  1. 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.
  2. Add…

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