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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 except in cookie form. Plus, they are chock full of white chocolate chips!

This festive Red Velvet Cookies Recipe and its vibrant color make these perfect for holidays like Valentines Day or for the red velvet fans you know. Much easier than baking up a layer cake!

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

Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

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 tasty 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 with White Chocolate Chips

  • 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.

What Flavor is Red Velvet?

Despite the cocoa powder in red velvet desserts, there isn’t much chocolate flavor. Instead the combination of butter and vanilla is more pronounced. If you have a sensitive palate, you may pick up a bit of the cocoa taste in these red velvet cookies.

More Red Velvet Recipes You’ll Love:

Make sure to check my Recipe Index for more cookie inspiration. There are tons of Cookie Recipes to peruse there and on my Best Cookies, Bar Cookies Pinterest Board.

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

The Recipe: 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!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Yield 30


  • 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 350º. 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 ¾ 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g


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

  1. thank you for sharing this yummy Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips recipe

  2. looking great i’ll definitely try it tomorrow happy valentines day ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 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.

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

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

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