Soft and chewy red velvet cookies with thick frosting on top. These taste just like sugar cookies that melt in your mouth!
Frosted Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
These red velvet cookies are so soft and chewy! Thick vanilla frosting is added to the top of each one making giving them a little sugar rush! Finally, we add a little bit of powdered sugar and sprinkles for decoration, and the cookies are ready to serve.
These cookies are a year round treat, but they are especially festive for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Bake them for your family or bring them to a school or work gathering. Either way, they will surely be a hit!
They Taste Like Sugar Cookies!
Sugar Cookies are my favorite, and these Red Velvet Cookies have a very similar texture to sugar cookies. We are adding 6 tablespoons of butter to the recipe which is going to create a melt in your mouth butter sugar cookie.
How to Make Red Velvet Cookies
Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or place down silicone baking mats. This recipe makes approximately 24 cookies.
Roll dough into 1-2 inch size balls and place on baking sheets, allowing a little room between each cookie to expand.
Cook until the cookies are set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before you frost them (so the frosting doesn’t melt right off).
For the frosting, mix powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl. Dip each cookie into the frosting mix. This is optional, but I like adding a dusting of powdered sugar and sprinkles on each cookie.
Serve and enjoy these Red Velvet Cookies!
How to Store
Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 1 week.
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For the cookies:
- 18 ounce box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 2 sheets with nonstick spray or put down silicone baking mats.
- In a large mixing bowl add cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix with a spoon until a cookie dough forms.
- Form dough into around 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place on baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches in between each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are set.
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool before frosting them.
- To make the frosting: Mix powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl with a spoon. Once cookies are cool, dip each one into the glaze. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar and sprinkles on top for decoration.