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Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips on a square white plate over a red and white napkin

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

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These soft and chewy Red Velvet Cookies have all the deliciousness of red velvet cake in cookie form. Plus, they are chock full of white chocolate chips!

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips on a square white plate over a red and white napkin

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

I consider it a win if three out of five family members enjoy a dish I make. I eat practically anything, but the hubby and kids are another story. For example, my daughter goes wild for anything  red velvet. But the hubby is not a fan.  He likes sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cookies, but these red velvet gems with their couple tablespoons of cocoa powder don’t cut it for him.

Then my youngest doesn’t like white chocolate. What the heck? But all of us love these chewy cookies, so if you have red velvet lovers in your house, whip up a back of these red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips ASAP!

Red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips in a square white bowl

Tips for Making Red Velvet Cookies

  • Have your butter and eggs at room temperature so they incorporate easily.  Set them out on the counter an hour or two before you plan to make your cookies
  • If you forget to do this step you can warm the eggs in a bowl of hot, not boiling water. Sticks of butter can be gently warmed in the microwave, but only for 5 seconds as you don’t want the butter to melt. Do this only if the butter is in a paper wrapper, never if it’s in foil.
  • Since baking uses chemistry, make sure you measure everything carefully.
  • You can cream the butter and sugar and mix in the eggs with a mixer. I prefer to mix in the dry ingredients by hand to prevent excess gluten formation. If you use a mixer, mix on low just until the dry ingredients are combined.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. This will prevent sticking and make for easy cleanup. I will reuse the parchment for a second and third batch.
  • Make sure your baking sheets are cool before adding more cookie dough.
  • Use a cookie disher to scoop out evenly sized dough balls. I like to roll these dough balls to make sure they are nice round spheres.
  • If any cookies are misshapen when they come out of the oven, use your spatula to tap them into rounds while they are still hot, then add the extra white chocolate chips to garnish.

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Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips on a square white plate over a red and white napkin

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

The classic flavors of red velvet cake in cookie form—with the added deliciousness of white chocolate chips!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 16 mins
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, plus more for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, and set aside. In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar till very pale and fluffy. Add egg and egg yolk and mix until combined. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix until well blended. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Carefully mix in ΒΎ cup white chocolate chips. Chill the dough for about an hour or even overnight.
  3. Scoop dough out with 2 tablespoon capacity cookie disher and roll into balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Gently press a few of the remaining chocolate into the top of each cookie, then reshape dough into balls if necessary.
  4. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press a few of the remaining chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie. Allow to cool several minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

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27 comments on “Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips”

  1. I am in a cookie mood myself! They look very pretty Liz1

  2. Those look terrific! I’ve never heard of red velvet *cookies*, so I’ll have to check out the recipe πŸ™‚

  3. While I’ve always liked white chocolate, I’ve noticed that I gravitate towards it more these days… Sounds good:@)

  4. Yummy! Read red velvet beauties!

  5. Red velvet is the best! I love these cookies πŸ™‚

  6. Red velvet!!! Heading over to Tara’s blog now!

  7. Liz, two of my sons are crazy for red velvet so I guess this will be a winner in our home too :).. jumping there to see the recipe.

  8. I love red velvet cookies, Lizzy…I can’t wait to check them out! πŸ˜€

  9. Such pretty cookies, perfect for a red velvet craving!

  10. Whoa! These cookies look so fudgy and chewy – exactly what I want in a gooey red velvet cookie!

  11. love the recipe! I am heading to Tara’s website righ away!

  12. I’m glad you had a lovely Easter. I have never seen a red velvet cookie before. What a great idea. And I do think red velvet and white chocolate go beautifully together xx

  13. You are in good company, Liz. Chantal, my daughter, loves anything red velvet! I will have to surprise her one of these days by making these cookies to her. I am saving your recipe.

  14. So lovely and happy to know your space.. damn good red velvet cookies.. its a great guest post you did for your friend…

  15. Red Velvet Cookies with white chocolate? A recipe is calling my name at Noshing with the Nolands!

  16. Red velvet cookies, they are just amazing !!

  17. These cookies are gorgeous Liz! Love red velvet!

  18. Never made red velvet cookies.. looks totally amazing.

  19. I love red velvet treats and these cookies have my name all over them!

  20. I love anything red velvet so these cookies are a sure hit for me. They look delicious!

  21. We all pretty much love red velvet. We don’t have it often because my oldest daughter is allergic to the day. Will have to try beetroot powder so that she can enjoy it also.

  22. I made these last night, following your recipe, they are testing really good, BUT… they are very dry and crunchy…. What did I do wrong? Thanks!

    • Hi, Tamara,

      Was the dough dry? Or just the cookies? If it’s only the cookies, you might have over baked them (does your oven run hot?). I’ve made them more than once and they’ve always been lovely πŸ™‚

  23. These are so good! This recipe is a keeper!

  24. Red velvet cake is my husband’s favorite cake in the world. These cookies were just as delicious, but somewhat easier to make. SO YUM!

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