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Red Velvet Cookies filled with Cream Cheese


  • Red Velvet Cookies:
  • 3 C. flour
  • 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. butter softened
  • 1 1/3 C. sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4-5 tsp. liquid red food coloring
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3/4 C. powdered sugar


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until blended and creamy (about 2-3 minutes).
  4. 4. Mix in eggs one at a time and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. 5. Add milk, vanilla extract, lemon juice and red dye.
  6. 6. Slowly add in dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  7. 7. (If you want a taller cookie, cover dough and chill for 30 minutes. Cold dough is also a little easier to handle.)
  8. 8. Cream Cheese Filling: beat cream cheese and powered sugar together until smooth.
  9. 9. Fill your cookie scoop half way full and then put a dollop of cream cheese mixture in the scoop. (See photos.) NOTE: I put my cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag and snipped off the corner to make a mini piping bag and just piped a dollop into the cookie scoop. It was easier and less messy for me this way. Then continue to fill the rest of the cookie scoop with more dough.
  10. 10. Place dough balls on cookie sheets and bake for 8-11 minutes depending on how chewy or crunchy you want your cookies to be!
  11. 11. I dusted some of mine with a little powdered sugar when they were cool! It's an easy way to dress them up a little ;)