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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for some easy to make red velvet cookies . These red velvet sugar cookies are the perfect Valentine's cookies.

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Valentine's
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Decorating: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Bella
These red velvet sugar cookies with royal icing and gold splatter are an easy to make Valentine's cookie.
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  • 1 Cup butter unsalted
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tsp food colouring red liquid
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1/4 Cup corn starch
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Combine the butter, cream cheese, and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat until a smooth consistency.
  • Add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and food colouring. Mix again until combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, and corn starch. Mix to combine and then add to the creamy mixture.
  • Mix this until the dough creates a ball and comes away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is too sticky, add in a little more flour and continue mixing.
  • Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness evenly between two sheets of parchment paper.
  • Remove the top parchment, and cut shapes with a medium sized heart cookie cutter.
  • Transfer the heart cookie shapes to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes to cool on baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack. NOTE: if you roll out thinner, I would reduce to baking time.
  • Cool overnight before frosting with royal icing. Details on decorating is below in the blog post.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.