These Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies are the perfect easy cookie recipe for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any festive time of year. They’re bright and colourful, gorgeous, delicious, and simple to make with only a few basic ingredients! Top them with a simple cream cheese frosting for the best red velvet cookie ever!!
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We are officially half way through January right now and it is blowing my mind! And not only am I thinking about how fast January is going, I’m also thinking about how fast Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us!! We don’t go crazy for Valentine’s Day in our house most years, but I always like to do a few fun crafts or baking projects with the kids and this year we’ll be making these Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies for SURE!
I’ve shared a few of my favourite Valentine’s Day themed recipes with you in the past, like these Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cups, or these Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Treats, but this year I’m kicking things up a notch with these Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies. Because, who needs chocolate on Valentine’s Day when you have red velvet, am I right??!?
I’ve always been fascinated by red velvet – it’s just such a gorgeous colour combination with deep red and white and the flavour is just amazing. Chocolate for Valentine’s Day is so overrated (in my humble opinion) and these Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies are just the recipe you need for the perfect special Valentine’s Day treat!
Looking for more DELICIOUS cookie recipes?? Try my Best Ever Ginger Molasses Cookies or these AMAZING Double Chocolate S’mores Cookies!
And what could be an easier way to celebrate that with a super easy 5-ingredient cookie recipe!? These cookies are so easy to make and they’re perfect for baking with kids. The dough comes together very easily and scoops out perfectly for nice round cookies that look absolutely gorgeous with a smear of 3-ingredient cream cheese frosting on top. Feel free to decorate with some heart-shaped sprinkles for Valentine’s Day if you wish, or leave them as they are! It’s up to you!
And these Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies aren’t just great for Valentine’s Day – any red velvet lover will enjoy these at any time of the year!
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I hope you enjoy these Red Velvet Sugar Cookies as much as we do, and let me know in the comments below, are you a fan of red velvet??
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Looking for more delicious Valentine’s Day recipes? Check out these deliciously romantic recipes!!
- Easy No Bake Red Velvet Cheesecake
- Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Pretzel Treats
- Easy One Bowl Homemade Red Velvet Cake
- Classic Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
- Best Ever No Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
- Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting
- Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cups
Watch the video below to see exactly how I make this romantic treat. You can find more delicious recipe videos on my YouTube channel.
Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
For the cookies:
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (16.5 oz or 468 grams)
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
For the frosting:
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 100 grams cream cheese (approximately 3.5 oz)
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the cake mix, flour, oil, sour cream, and eggs to a large bowl and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Roll the dough one tablespoon at a time (use a cookie scoop to ensure the cookies are all the same size) in your hands and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, flattening each ball with the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup.
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes (I bake for 8 and a half minutes) until the cookies just lose their shine.
- Cool on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Make the frosting by whipping the cream cheese and butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the powdered sugar and whip until the mixture is fluffy and spreadable.
- Frost the cooled cookies with the back of a small spoon or a small offset spatula and enjoy!
*This recipe is adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cake Mix Sugar Cookies recipe.