November 10, 2011

Red Velvet Cookies with a Cream Cheese Swirl and White Chocolate Chips

Can I just say - Yum!
These cookies turned out really good! They are soft and chewy and taste like a brownie with a slight red velvet flavor and I LOVE the addition of the white chocolate chips!  These would make a great addition to your Christmas treat list this year!  There is something about that pretty red color that makes you happy.  
Red Velvet Cookies with a Cream Cheese Swirl and White Chocolate Chips
slightly adapted from:  Amy Bites

1/2 c. unsalted butter, soft
1/3 c. + 2 Tbl. sugar
1/3 c. + 2 Tbl. light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbl. liquid red food coloring
4 Tbl. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. + 1 Tbl. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
2-3 oz. cream cheese, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.  Add the red food coloring and mix to combine very well.  Add buttermilk and mix to combine.  Combine the flour, soda, salt and cocoa powder and slowly incorporate into wet ingredients.  Mix in the white chocolate chips.  Stop mixer and drop chunks of cream cheese all over the top of the dough.  Turn on mixer and mix for only a second or two, just to barely swirl in the cream cheese.  Or you could stir it by hand.  Using a small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Yield 24-30 cookies.

Jenn's Notes: I took Amy's recipe and adjusted it to my own taste.  The above recipe is exactly what I did.  These turned out so good and I will be making them again!  After I had dropped the dough onto the cookie sheet, I took very small amounts of some extra cream cheese and pressed into the top/sides of the cookies.  I did this because, I could barely see the swirl after mixing and I wanted it to stand out.  Honestly, I think these would be just as amazing without any cream cheese, because I loved the white chocolate chips so much! I got 28 cookies out of a full batch (that was after sneaking a few tastes of the dough)! 


  1. These look simply delicious!! I would love for you to come share at our link party!

  2. Yum! I love all things red velvet and these look diving, pinning for future reference!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. They look absolutely adorable;)something different in cookies world:)

  4. So pretty and festive! Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  5. These look so good!!! All your recipes make me drool. :)

  6. How festive for the holidays! Would look great on a Christmas cookie platter. I'd like to invite you to share on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  7. O-M-G... YOU people with the FOOD. It all looks soooo good. You make me hungry =) Dang, and your side bar!! Gah, I'm off to lick the screen.

  8. Red velvet anything is my absolute favorite dessert ever! Have you tried adding a little raspberry jelly/jam to the cream cheese part of these cookies? Just curious, because I love to mix raspberry preserves in with my cream cheese frosting for red velvet cupcakes, and I wonder if it would work with these cookies!

  9. @Meaghan - I have never tried adding raspberry jam to the cream cheese, but I bet it would be so pretty and tasty if you did! Let me know if you try it. - Jenn

  10. Ok seriously these look sinful... yummy!

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  11. This looks delicious!! I love red velvet cupcakes so I can imagine I would LOVE these!

    New follower :)


  12. Oh wow!! Delicious!!! New follower here. Would love it you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

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  13. Oh yum! These look fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. These cookies are being featured today over at Foodie Friday!! I hope you'll come check it out and link up some more tasty recipes!

  15. Oh my gosh, red velvet doesn't get any better than this. They made the Sweets for a Saturday Top 5.

  16. I just made these and they are AWESOME!! Thanks! Going to be a new favorite in my cookbook! Christina ;)

  17. Just tasted these fresh from the oven. Delicious! Thank you!

  18. Jenn these look so decadent.. i love it! Had to feature you on my Pinterest Thursday post!

  19. lightest "cake" cookies i've ever made. is it a cookie? or is it a cupcake? either way my tummy likes it, thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you liked them - thanks for letting me know! - Jenn

  20. These seriously look SO delicious!! I am really into the red velvet thing lately. I must make them!! Thanks for hopping on over to my blog! ;)