If you love red velvet cake, and you love cookies, you’re going to be blown away by these amazing red velvet cookies (and variations) as much as we do.

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Our Favorite Red Velvet Cookie Recipes

Read through the ingredients lists, go out and buy any missing supplies, and make some for the family tonight!

1. Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Skillet Cookie

If you’re into the Nutella craze that’s been overtaking the country, then you’re already in the kitchen whipping these up. We know — we had you had “Nutella.”

What You Need to Make This Red Velvet Cookies Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • Ice cream (optional, but highly recommended)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Butter a 5-inch cast-iron skillet.

3. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars, until the mix is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you need to.

3. Mix in the egg, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring. Again, scrape down the bowl as you mix.

4. In a different bowl, mix together your flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt with a whisk.

5. Turning the mixer on low, slowly add the dry mix to the wet mix in the bowl.

6. Now, fold in the chocolate chips.

7. Use half of the dough in the skillet, and spread it until it covers the bottom of the pan.

8. Spread the Nutella across the dough in the pan, but leave about 1/4 of an inch around the edges.

9. Now, add another layer of the cookie dough on top of the Nutella. Make sure you completely cover that hazelnutty goodness. You’ll probably have a little leftover dough. Toss this onto a cookie sheet in balls, and you’ll have a few bonus cookies for the crazy person in the crowd who doesn’t adore Nutella.

10. Bake the cookie for about 23 to 25 minutes, or until the cookies no longer look doughy.

11. Cut and serve the cookie while it’s hot, and load it up with vanilla ice cream to complete the experience.

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2. Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

We love this recipe from Jo Cooks. It’s red velvet, it’s Hershey kisses, and it’s cookies. Win-win-win. We think you and yours will love them, too.

What You Need to Make This Red Velvet Cookies Recipe:

  • 14 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp red liquid food coloring
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for coating
  • 12 oz Hershey’s kisses of a variety of flavors, for added fun

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

3. In your mixer bowl, add butter, vanilla, and brown sugar, and beat until creamy.

4. Add the egg and egg yolk, and food coloring, and keep mixing until the color is completely incorporated into the batter.

5. In a different bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder together.

6. Next, add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in your mixer bowl. Mix well, and then add in the second half of the dry mix.

7. Now, put the granulated sugar into a plate or shallow bowl. Roll the dough into one-inch balls, and roll them in the sugar, totally coating the outside of the cookies.

8. Put the cookies on the baking sheets, and press down in the center of each cookie with your thumb.

9. Bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes, but keep an eye on them. You don’t want them to overcook.

10. Take the cookies out, and immediately press Hershey kisses gently into those thumbprints.

11. Put the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

3. Other Fun Red Velvet Cookies Variations:

If you’re not totally sold on the Hershey Kiss or Nutella cookies, you can always try some other fun variations for your red velvet cookies.

  • Create whipped cream or buttercream frosting red velvet cookie sandwiches.
  • Slather your cookies with creamy chocolate frosting from All Recipes.
  • For Valentine’s Day, add some candy hearts into the mix.
  • For an extra chocolatey cookie, toss in some chocolate chip cookies, or sprinkle chocolate shreds on the top before baking.
  • Add some peppermint chunks for a Christmas surprise.

What Are Your Favorite Red Velvet Cookies?

Okay, red velvet may not literally mean happiness for everyone, but it definitely does for most of us. Try out the fun variations to add a little extra sweetness to your day.