Red Velvet Cupcake Cookies

Red Velvet Cupcake Cookies

Easy red velvet cookies that taste just like cupcakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 150kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 1/2 cup butter at cool room temperature*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on high.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until well-combined.
  • Mix in sour cream, cocoa powder, and food color until combined.
  • Add the flour and baking powder; mix until just combined.
  • Drop by 1.5 tablespoon scoops onto prepared baking sheets, spacing the scoops 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Let the cookies cool to room temperature before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese together until well-combined, about 3 minutes on high.
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar.
  • Mix on low for 30 seconds.
  • Increase speed to high, and continue to beat for 2 more minutes, scraping the sides as needed.
  • Store cookies, covered, in the fridge.


*Be sure that your butter isn't too warm. If it is, the cookies will spread too much as they bake. 
**Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist. Recipe nutrition data is an estimate.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg