Red Velvet Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Valentines Day… I mean it is just a few days away. By the way…what are your plans for the sweetest day of the year? I think these Red Velvet Cookies would be a GREAT option!!
Red Velvet Love!
I am a big, big red velvet fan. I just love the hint of chocolate it gives you, but honestly it really is all about the color. I just love how pretty red velvet is … for reals the deep red just makes me so, so happy.
Speaking of the red color I personally like to use gel coloring. I feel like you get a deeper, more intense color from gel colors. If you do not have gel coloring that is all good, but if you do use it!!
To make these cookies extra special I rolled each cookie in some course sugar. I love the little bit of crunch it gives the cookies, and they also make them a little extra pretty.
If you do not have course sugar you can use regular granulated sugar and it will add just the right amount of extra sweetness to make these cookies something super special.
I am all about a fun sprinkle. I have ones specific for each Holiday. I always let me niece and nephew pick out their favorites at the store and then use those on their special cookies. For Valentines I am all about the hearts, and anything red & pink. This is where my girly side really comes out.
These cookies would also be super fun for the 4th of July, and use blue sprinkles and of course at Christmas.
Oh the Icing!!
A traditional red velvet cake always has a delicious rich & creamy cream cheese frosting, so for these cookies I decided to top them with a delicious cream cheese frosting as well.
To make it extra special I added some vanilla bean paste to give it a little bit of extra yum. If you look real close you can see the specks of vanilla bean in the frosting.
Time for some Red Velvet Cookies!