Throughout February make sure to make these heart-shaped Roll Out Red Velvet Cookies. Soft cookies made out of some cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and red food gel, cut into the shape of a heart.
These Roll Out Red Velvet Cookies are perfect for snacks, Valentine’s Day, coffee breaks, and parties.
Everyone will love biting into these yummy red velvet cookies.
These fancy sounding sugar cookies are extremely easy to make.
You make a sugar cookie batter with a little cocoa powder and red food gel to get that classic red velvet look.
In a little longer than an hour, you’ll have soft, red velvet sugar cookies ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES
Soft red velvet cookies are made with a little cocoa, flour, and red food gel for a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Tray
- Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer with Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters
ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIE INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Roll Out Red Velvet Cookie recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious snack your family will love.
All you need is:
- unsalted butter
- cream cheese
- granulated sugar
- an egg yolk
- vanilla extract
- red food gel
- all-purpose flour
- corn starch
- some unsweetened cocoa powder
ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, corn starch, salt, and cocoa powder and set aside.
Using a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese together until smooth.
To this bowl, add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and red food coloring (add enough to create the color you want, gel colors will require a lot less than liquid).
Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding in the dry ingredients.
At low speed, add half of the dry ingredients until incorporated.
Then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
Place half of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out the dough to the desired thickness.
You may need to add a little flour to the top and bottom to keep it from sticking if the dough feels wet.
Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes.
Place the cut out cookies on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies until done. Cool for 5 mins on the baking sheet before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Frost cookies then cool cookies with royal icing, glaze, buttercream, or cream cheese frosting.
In less than an hour, you’ll have a yummy red velvet cookie that’s sure to become a new favorite!
I suggest using this cream cheese icing.
ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIE TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a Roll Out Red Velvet Cookies, don’t worry!
Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES?
One of the many reasons I love using pre-made dough is because everything you make takes less time.
This Red Velvet Cookie recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 23 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 5 minutes of prep time
- Close to 2 minutes to whisk together the dry ingredients
- Around 7 minutes to cream the wet ingredients
- 3 minutes create the cookie dough
- 8 minutes to to roll out the cookies, cut them out, and place on a cookie sheet
- 16 minutes to bake until done
- 35 minutes to cool completely
- 7 minutes to make the icing and ice them
HOW DO I STORE ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES?
You can store Roll Out Red Velvet cookies in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Simply take the cookies out of the freezer and leave them on a plate at room temperature to unthaw.
CAN I MAKE ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Red Velvet Cookies the day before serving.
Simply store in an airtight container.
HOW THICK SHOULD YOU ROLL OUT SUGAR COOKIES?
You should roll out sugar cookies to be ¼” thick.
At this thickness, they are not too thin which will result in a crunchy cookie, and they are able to handle being decorated with icing.
SHOULD SUGAR COOKIES BE SOFT OR HARD?
Overbaked sugar cookies tend to be hard and crunchy whereas perfectly baked sugar cookies will be soft and chewy.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES?
Red Velvet Cookies go well with a wide variety of snacks.
These recipes would be great to serve together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Heart-Shaped Cocoa Bombs
- Adult Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
- Conversation Heart Cookies
- Quick Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIES RECIPE?
This simple Red Velvet Cookie recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try turning these into sandwich cookies and using cream cheese icing between the two cookies.
ROLL OUT RED VELVET COOKIE RECIPE
Roll Out Red Velvet Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted room temperature butter
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Red gel or liquid food color
- 3 leveled cups All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup corn starch
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Whisk together all-purpose flour, corn starch, salt, and cocoa powder and set aside.
- Cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a mixing bowl until smooth.
- Add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and red food coloring (add enough to create the color you want, gel
- colors will require a lot less than liquid).
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding in the dry ingredients.
- At low speed add half of the dry ingredients until incorporated.
- Then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
- Place half of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out the dough to the
- desired thickness. (You may need to add a little flour to the top and bottom to keep it from
- sticking if the dough feels wet.
- Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes
- Bake 12-16 minutes.
- Cool for 5 mins on the baking sheet before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely 25-
- 30 mins.
- Frost cookies with royal icing, glaze, buttercream, or cream cheese frosting.
I hope you enjoy this homemade cookie recipe as much as my family does!
If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!