White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies.

Soft & chewy red velvet cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and give each one a shower of festive sprinkles. 

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

A quick break from the healthy January recipes today. Sorry?

I made a batch of red velvet cookies this weekend for my best friend, Erin. Erin was my roommate before I moved in with Kevin. She lived with me for the first year of Sally’s Baking Addiction’s life. Last night, she told me that she remembers the moment after I first pressed publish. I walked out of my bedroom in my pink fuzzy socks and said “no one is going to read it!”

Thank you, Erin, for putting up with all the weekend baking. Not to mention, all the photography help! Erin is a talented photographer herself and also my running buddy.

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Erin came over last night to see the new apartment. We made pizza, drank wine, and she brought me this new polka dot loaf pan (from Home Goods). The gal knows me too well. Erin also got a glance at my advanced cookbook copy. Her exact reaction was “it’s so you.” Mission accomplished, folks.

We also inhaled some sprinkle-tastic, white chocolate dipped, chewy red velvet cookies. For the record, these cookies are phenomenal with wine. Try it.

I knew Erin would love these cookies because red velvet is her jam. Umm, did I just type “her jam” ? Sorry, must be last night’s wine talking.

Anyway. These cookies are quite festive, no? The heart sprinkles warm my heart. 

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

A lot of red velvet first timers always ask me… what does it taste like? Is it just red chocolate? Well, to be honest… red velvet tastes like vanilla and chocolate combined. More chocolatey than a piece of vanilla cake but less fudgy than a brownie. Does that make sense? A harmonious, buttery marriage of chocolate and vanilla together. Dip all that into some pure white chocolate and you’ve got yourself one impeccably tempting dessert.

Today’s cookie recipe is a spin-off of my Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. 100% from scratch, these soft & chewy red velvet cookies have been a huge hit so far with readers.

Looking for a cake mix version? Make these cookies and substitute red velvet mix.

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

So how do you make this adorable white chocolate dipped version? Easy. Here are a few helpful baking tips to ensure red velvet cookie success:

The scarlet red color of your cookies is completely in your hands. If you find your cookie dough isn’t red enough, add more food coloring. I used 1 full Tablespoon of it in today’s recipe. Use more or less, whatever you like.

Chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator. Trust me on this! The cookie dough is much too sticky to bake right after mixing. Your red velvet cookies will spread all over your baking sheet. There is no way around chilling. Tightly cover the cookie dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

For dipping, use pure white chocolate if you can. Pure white chocolate found in the baking aisle, such as Ghirardelli. Do not use white chocolate chips. They do not melt down properly unless you add shortening. And if not careful, your “white chocolate” coating could taste waxy with all that shortening.

For these reasons, I recommend pure white chocolate for dipping.

How to make Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Make sure the cookies are relatively cool before you dip them into the white chocolate. Otherwise, the white chocolate will slide off and take forever to “set” on top of the cookies.

Once the chocolate has set, the cookies are perfect for travel. I simply piled the leftover cookies onto a paper plate tucked inside a large zipped-top bag for Erin to take home.

Soft & chewy Red Velvet Cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles! Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

They’re such a simple, festive cookie to make for Valentine’s Day. And to be honest – any occasion! Use different colored sprinkles depending on the holiday.

Red velvet lovers, you are about to enter into cookie heaven. Warning: you may never turn around!

 

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White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Soft & chewy red velvet cookies made from scratch. Dip them in white chocolate and give each one a shower of festive sprinkles! This cookie dough must chill for at least 1 hour.

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (includes chilling & cooling)

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups + 1 Tablespoon (198g) all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
  • 1/4 cup (21g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar (or dark brown)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature*
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon red food coloring (liquid or gel)
  • 10 oz (280g) pure white chocolate*
  • sprinkles

Directions:

Toss the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl as needed. Switch the mixer to medium speed and beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once mixed, add the food coloring and beat until combined. Turn the mixer off and pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Turn the mixer on low and slowly beat until a very soft dough is formed. Beat in more food coloring if you'd like the dough to be redder. The dough will be sticky.

Cover the dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Chilling is mandatory.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

Scoop 1.5 Tablespoons of dough and mold into a ball, as pictured above. Place 9 balls onto each baking sheet. Bake each batch for 10 minutes. The cookies may have only spread slightly, that is ok. Simply press down on the warm cookies if you'd like them spread out more. Allow to cool for at least 25 minutes on the baking sheets before dipping.

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 15 second increments, stirring after each time until perfectly smooth. White chocolate seizes very quickly, so be careful. Dip half of each cookie into white chocolate and top with sprinkles, as pictured above.

Allow the chocolate to set. I stuck my cookies in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. Cookies may be frozen for up to 2 months. Cookie dough may be frozen up to 2 months - thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cookie dough balls may be frozen up to 2 months. Bake for 1-2 extra minutes (do not thaw).

*Room temperature egg is preferred. To bring egg to room temperature quickly, simply place in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes. I usually set out my egg when I set out my butter to soften about 1 hour before beginning.

*For dipping, use pure white chocolate if you can. Pure white chocolate found in the baking aisle, such as Ghirardelli. Do not use white chocolate chips. They do not melt down properly unless you add shortening. And if not careful, your "white chocolate" coating could taste waxy with all that shortening.

© Sally’s Baking Addiction. All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe.

 

PS: I found my heart sprinkles at Target in the $1 section. I’ve also seen similar sprinkles at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. You can also order similar sprinkles here.

Heart Sprinkles

 

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120 Responses to “White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies.”

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    Jackieposted January 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

    These look so adorable and perfect for Valentine’s Day–my girls were just asking if we could bake treats for their classes, and I think we will be stocking up on white chocolate and heart-shaped sprinkles to make these!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 19th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      How perfect, Jackie! Such a festive treat for the holiday. Plus, the kids can help with the white chocolate dipping/sprinkling.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted January 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

    These truly sound dreamy! Love the white chocolate dip :)

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    Madisonposted January 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    These are so perfect for Valentines Day! I am definitely making something Red Velvety because I haven’t ventured into red-velvet land before. SO good! Also, your friend sound perfect and like she knows you so well. I love friends like that! Basically family, right? :)

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    Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOvenposted January 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Red velvet and white chocolate is pretty much the best combo EVER! These cookies look phenomenal. Love your heart sprinkles—too cute! :D

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    Paloma | Paloma Loves Bakingposted January 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Great recipe! I think it is the first one I see that doesn’t require buttermilk (which is great because i can’t seem to find it here in Spain). Thanks for sharing!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Yep, just regular milk will be fine. Hope you try them Paloma!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Bakerposted January 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    These are adorable and so so perfect for V day!! I love everything red velvet. But iIve not ventured into cookies yet. Your timing couldn’t be more perfect ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:30 am

      You gotta try them Zainab!

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    Laurenposted January 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I need to get my butt to Target today to get my hands on these sprinkles! As soon as you posted them on Instagram, I made a mental note to go ASAP. Target never lets you down ;-)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Lauren, stock up when you see them! I went back yesterday and only saw a few containers left.

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frostingposted January 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    What a great recipe Sally! I laughed out loud at “Did I just write her jam”. Hahah!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Hahaha I don’t even know why I typed it, but I just couldn’t backspace. lol

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted January 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    These cookies are just perfect for Valentines day. Love the contrast between the red and white then those colourful sprinkles

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    raeposted January 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    these look absolutely amazing. i have been looking for new recipes to hone in on my baking skills so i think i just might try this out next sunday in the afternoon!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Let me know if you try them, Rae! Enjoy.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted January 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I remember when you used to live with Erin! Feels like just a minute ago! Wow!

    Love that they’re scratch red velvet. I have a scratch red velvet recipe later this week or next. I only had to go thru about 10 vials of red food coloring to get it :)

    And great tip about the white choc and to not use chips/shortening b/c it can taste like wax. And to just use real white choc. Yes, indeed!

    So pretty & pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Real white chocolate, for so many reasons, is just worlds better for dipping/dunking. Well, for just about most things when it comes to cookies. Thanks for pinning Averie!

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    Erinposted January 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    So pretty! I love the colors. And the fun sprinkles, of course. These would be perfect for my roommates’ single ladies day (aka Valentine’s Day). Erin sounds like a wonderful friend! And, I mean, she has a pretty great name. ;) Hope you’ve had a fun weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Erin, did I see your football team win last night??!!! The seahawks goin’ the Super Bowl :) My team won last year (Ravens)

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      • Erinreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 11:48 am

        Yeah you did! So excited. I even had a few Seahawks Super Bowl recipes waiting in the wings that I can post now. ;) I can’t even imagine how fun that must have been, Sally! Baltimore was probably going crazy! Fingers crossed that Seattle has reason to go just as crazy in a couple Sundays! :)

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    Amyposted January 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love red velvet and I might have to make some of these for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. I might even let him take the rest to work before we eat them all :)
    I am off to hunt down some heart sprinkles in Australia!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Any sprinkles would be just fine on these cookies, but hearts are just perfect for your sweetheart on the upcoming Vday Amy. Such a sweet gift for him.

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    Iramposted January 19, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Sally these look very pretty and perfect for V-Day! Again, I am so excited and proud of you for all your hard work and achievements. I’m sure everyone around you is booming with pride. May you have tons more success. Thank you for all your love that your give to your readers. You make everyone feel a part of your kitchen. Lots of love to you!!

    P.S. You don’t have to tell me if I’m right or wrong, but I’m gonna venture a guess about the cupcake pic you posted from your cookbook a couple days ago. I have this haunch they’re white-choc raspberry? Even if I’m wrong I’m sure it’ll be delish! t c

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Iram, I read this comment last night and instantly smiled. Thank you so, so much for the very kind words!!

      And about those cupcakes… you have a very good eye. You’re absolutely right!

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    Sarah Kateposted January 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    These are so pretty! What a fun recipe for Valentine’s Day. I might just have to make these for my students…a great excuse to stop class early and eat! ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Heck yeah! The students would love them I’m sure. Not only because you stopped class but because… they’re so darn good. Thanks Sarah Kate!

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    Amyposted January 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    We all need a lifelong friend like that to encourage us, make us giggle, pick us up when we’re feeling down, give us advice, stick around through thick and thin, and know us better than we know ourselves. So happy for you and Erin that you have each other! And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking a little break from SBA Healthy January — life is all about moderation, although desserts always deserve a little more attention than everything else! ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Couldn’t agree more with everything you said Amy. We all need a friend like that! And sugary desserts will always get the most attention in my kitchen. It’s the super decadent stuff that brings everyone together, am I right? And that’s what I love most about baking. Anyway, I know you are all about healthy baking and you should try a healthified red velvet recipe!

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      • Amyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        You are SO right; it’s always the sugar and sweet treats that create those special bonds! Aww you’re always looking out for me. If I could create a healthy red velvet recipe, it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the idea! :)

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    Helen @ Scrummy Laneposted January 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    How pretty! And so lovely to give as a gift – I love food gifts!!

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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nutposted January 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve wanted to try to make red velvet something from scratch ever since I saw an episode about it on Alton Brown’s Good Eats! (I flippin’ love that show!)

    These are absolutely beautiful! I attempted pink-colored cookies this weekend but they just look goofy. Maybe red is the way to go!

    Pinning these! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:46 am

      LOVE that show so much. Maybe it’s because I’m infatuated with learning about the science of foods and such. You too I assume! I hope you try these Amanda and thanks for pinning!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted January 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous! I want to eat my computer now. :)

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    Cate @ Chez CateyLouposted January 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    These are so festive! I love them. I’m with you, the heart sprinkles are just the cutest. What a fun recipe for Valentine’s Day!

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    Terriposted January 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Where do you typically get your sprinkles from? I saw on this post you got these from target, and you get them from michaels, but do you purchase or recommend buying in bulk anywhere?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Hey Terri! I often buy them at the store, but sometimes I order them in bulk here: http://www.nuts.com/chocolatessweets/toppings/sprinkles/rainbow-sprinkles.html

      They’re much cheaper that way.

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      • Angelareplied on January 20th, 2014 at 10:43 am

        Hi Sally, I like the heart sprinkles that have blue mixed in with the red, pink and white. Something different. Who makes those? I found the other sprinkles you have pictured, but just not the ones that have blue hearts. Thanks!

        • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

          Target

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    Kyleposted January 19, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    About to make these May change it out for a cream cheese frosting though. Pre ordered your book today through amazon!

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    Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoesposted January 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    More for my red velvet addiction! Yay! Pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thanks for pinning Amy!

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    Tieghan Gerardposted January 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I saw your instagram photos of the advanced copy. SO EXCITING!! You must be jumping out of your skin! It looks amazing!! Cannot wait!

    And these cookies! Loving red velvet lately, so these are really looking fun! Plus, chocolate dipped anything is always my favorite. Oh and the sprinkles! I must hit up target and get some!

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    Kellyposted January 20, 2014 at 12:06 am

    These cookies look so pretty Sally! That sounds like a such a wonderful visit from Erin :) I’m sure she had a great time and loved these cookies too – they look so fun and festive with the sprinkles and perfect for Valentine’s Day :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:54 am

      She loved the cookies, Kelly. She said they tasted like little red velvet pillows. You should give them a try!

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    Marie Taylorposted January 20, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Oh cookies, cookies cookies! How I love them so much. Your cookies are colorful and looks very delicious! I will find time to indulge on them once I have time to make some.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Marie! Let me know if/when you give them a try.

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    Becca @ Crumbsposted January 20, 2014 at 5:36 am

    These do look very good! And its perfectly acceptable to take a break from SBA Healthy Jan once in a while ;)

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    Kellyposted January 20, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Ok these are totally cute!! And who doesn’t like red velvet??!! You are the queen of awesome cookies!! Thanks :)

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    Kira - The Healthable Old Soulposted January 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

    The chewiness is what stands out!!! Great Job!

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted January 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    College friends are the best- my roommate always encourages me with my blog too. I love how festive these are for V-day! So cute.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted January 20, 2014 at 11:26 am

    My girls would have so much time dipping these cookies in white chocolate! And the sprinkles – so adorable!!!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted January 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These cookies are so bright and festive for v-day!

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    Katarzynaposted January 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Must say.. they look unbelievably delicious! I was wondering what to bake this weekend.. and I think we have a winner!
    Btw. Thank you so much for writting all your measurements in grams now! And also for adding them to your old recipes. I’m from Poland (Europe) so I’m not used to ‘cups’ and ‘sticks’, and always had a problem with them – but not anymore! You’ve made my life so much easier;)
    Thank you and congratulations on your new book!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      You are very welcome, Katarzyna! I had a lot of readers ask about gram measurements and it truly doesn’t take long at all to add them to a recipe. Plus, my kitchen scale does all the work for me calculating. Hope you enjoy these cookies! Thanks for the congrats. :)

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    Lydiaposted January 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Red Velvet is my favorite! Im 12 and quite the baker I started when I was nine because my friend got me into it and the first thing I ever made was with her and it was Red Velvet cupcakes and ever since then I have LOVED Red Velvet it is my obsession. So I am very excited to make these cookies I plan on making these bad boys for my class on valentines day. And white chocolate is my favorite chocolate so, these cookies are going to be AMAZING I know it!!!!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      I hope your class loves them, Lydia. You are quite the young baker! I’m happy to hear that your first ever recipe was red velvet cupcakes. I love them!

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    toluposted January 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I love love love u Sally. love d way u write and ur recipes. just discovered ur blog today. wen searching for carrot cake recipe. please do u have red velvet cake recipe. I intend to try ur carrot cake and rv cookies kisses and hugs from Nigeria

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    Samanthaposted January 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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    Selena @ thenutritiouskitchen.composted January 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    First I just wanted to let you know how inspiring your blog story is and it makes me feel motivated to work towards improving mine :) I just recently found your blog and I swear I’ve spent hours reading through your recipes and posts! I found your “blogging tips” page to be extremely helpful, I am currently looking to buy a DLSR camera (finally) and am so excited to take blogging to the next level!
    Secondly…these look DELICIOUS. As always your desserts have me drooling and pinning away! These would make the perfect vday treat to hand out to friends!
    Thanks for another great recipe!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Selena! These cookies are definitely a wonderful recipe for Valentine’s Day. I’m so humbled to hear how much you love my blog and that I’ve been an inspiration to you! I can’t thank you enough for telling me that. Hearing things like that is my motivation to keep working hard. I’m excited for you and your blog! Good luck with your new camera when you get it. Read the manual – it helps.

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    Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmillsposted January 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    These cookies look amazing! Oh and those red velvet brownies you suggested – I want them NOW!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Sounds like you love red velvet as much as I do these days, Danielle!

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    Caley Buxtonposted January 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    So pretty! I love the white-chocolate dip, and of course the sprinkles! As always, you have a wonderful red color…definitely present, but not blinding or frightening :D. I wish red-velvet products always displayed your restraint and eye for color! ;) These are so cute for Valentine’s Day <3

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      That’s the worst part about shooting red velvet recipes, Caley – they can either look brown or scary (creepy!) red. These were a beautiful scarlet color so it came out nicely on camera!

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    Jaclynposted January 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    These look delicious Sally and so festive! Red velvet is one of the best kinds of dessert!

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    Ally @ The Cheery Bakerposted January 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I cannot get enough of these cookies, Sally! The red velvet combined with the white chocolate sounds to die for! I need to make a batch of these for Valentine’s day… and I will probably try your suggestion and pair them with a glass of wine ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      So good with wine, Ally. Trust me on this. Let me know how you like the cookies!

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    Jennaposted January 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Ohhhhh yayy! this has gotten me in the mood for hearts and all things pink!!!! I can’t wait to get started on some valentines bakes. Unfortunately my boyfriend isn’t much of a foodie, so I’ll have to treat my favourite girls instead!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Perfect treat for girlfriends. Enjoy, Jenna!

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    Noraposted January 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    What beautiful cookies! Red velvet is totally my jam too … it’s really because it’s so much fun to each such bright, festive treats.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted January 21, 2014 at 12:57 am

    These cookies are too cute for words!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted January 21, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I’m such a sucker for red velvet anything, Sally! And when they’re dipped in white chocolate (something I prefer over chocolate), I am in heaven!

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    Fatimaposted January 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Cant wait to bake thise goodies they look super amazing thank u for sharing ur recipes sally <3
    is it ok if I replace the white chocolate with milk or dark chocolate ??

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    • Sallyreplied on January 21st, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Yep! You may certainly use dark/milk/any chocolate you prefer instead.

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    Jenniferposted January 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Was wondering if you could make these into cookie pops ?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 21st, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I’m not sure – I’ve never tried it before.

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    Angelaposted January 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Hmm, unless Target really manufactures sprinkles (which is possible), I believe you misread my question, thus the nature of your reply, “Target”. I asked, “Who makes those.”, rather than, “Who sells those.” I had previously read in your post that you stated where you bought them and I am careful not to ask questions for which the answer is already present, out of respect for both of our time. I did find who “makes” similar ones with blue hearts and where to buy. Thanks and have a good day.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 21st, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Angela, sorry to have offended you by my answer. I thought you were asking where to purchase the heart sprinkles.

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      • Angelareplied on January 21st, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        Nope, no need to apologize, no offense taken. Just wanted to clarify.

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twistposted January 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I remember when I first started publishing too! I love those memories and the people who put up with me even though I know they thought I was crazy! And all of my nursing school classmates who ate everything I baked :) Lovely.

    These cookies are too darn cute. I think you and I are sole mates…sprinkle sole mates that is. I love any sprinkle that’s adorable, colorful and holiday themed!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 21st, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Your comment made me laugh because I’m not sitting here remembering all of my old coworkers eating all my goodies that I brought in at 8am in the morning. They loved my crazy baking sprees and recipes online. So funny to think back.

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    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted January 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    They are so freaking adorable! I wonder if they are too cute to eat? Nah. Just kidding. Definitely going to eat them ALL. :D

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted January 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Beautiful cookies, love that dip in white chocolate!

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    Rebeccaposted January 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These are so adorable, perfect for the class Valentine’s day party! I’m pinning this right now!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 22nd, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks for pinning and sharing, Rebecca!

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    Juliaposted January 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Sally,
    I was just wondering if I could chill the dough overnight or for longer. Should I take the dough out a while before I bake it or is it ideal that the dough not rest chilled overnight?
    Thank u!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 22nd, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Hey Julia – yep, you could chill this cookie dough overnight. Be sure to let sit out at room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling into balls and baking. The dough will be rock-hard otherwise!

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugarposted January 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    So perfect for Valentines day! Something about dipping a cookie in chocolate too – it’s even yummier than you’d expect :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I 100% agree!

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    Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.posted January 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Wow Sally! How come I haven’t noticed when you first posted it? The photos are so beautiful!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 28th, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Thank you!

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    Danielle Andreposted January 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Just made this recipe last night. Turned out great. Perfect combo with white chocolate. Can’t wait make this again for actually vAlentine Day. Another great recipe Sally☺

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    Joannaposted January 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I cannot for the life of me get any of my red velvet recipes to actually come out RED! I use the same amount of food colouring listed in your recipes.. plus more! What is your secret? :(

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    • Sallyreplied on January 29th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      No secret at all Joanna! Just keep adding until the cookie dough is the exact color you want your cookies.

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      • Joannareplied on January 29th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        The dough usually looks okay when I am rolling it/pre-baking, but 10 times out of 10, when I pull it out of the oven, they are a full on brown with just a HINT of red. Do you think using gel as opposed to liquid might solve this problem?

        • Sallyreplied on January 29th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

          I typically use liquid, though giving gel a shot would be worth it!

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    Manishaposted February 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Dearest sally.. Loved ur red velvet recipe bt had a question as to what can i replace the egg with since im a pure veggie n dont eat eggs.. Please help me out as im super excited to bake these super delicious cookies asap :)

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    • Sallyreplied on February 2nd, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Manisha! I’m unsure. I’ve never tested this cookie recipe to be vegan, so I cannot make any recommendations.

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    Caseyposted February 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Sally,

    I made these and they were FANTASTIC! I’m not a huge red velvet fan, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed these cookies. I made them for my niece’s first birthday party on Sunday, and they turned out AWESOME. They were perfectly crackled on top, and the flavor was the perfect mix of vanilla and chocolate. TASTY!!

    :)
    Casey

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    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Wonderful! Perfect treat for a birthday party, especially a party in February. Thanks for reporting back, Caset!

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    Meg Jones | The Spatularetteposted February 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I made these guys last night. Some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. The texture is absolutely perfect! Instead of dipping them in white chocolate, I pressed a heart shaped chocolate into each one while they were still warm. Great recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 5th, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Meg, I love the idea of a heart-shaped chocolate in each cookie! I planned to make another batch next week on Valentine’s Day and I will certainly be trying that. Thanks for reporting back!

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    Samanthaposted February 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Sally, I just had to let you know how much I loved these! I even lightened them up a little bit by replacing the butter with applesauce and they turned out marvelously. My boyfriend didn’t even realize I’d made them “healthy.” Cake-y and delicious and a perfect use for all those Valentines Day sprinkles I’ve been hoarding! :)

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    Teresaposted February 6, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Can you refrigerate the dough overnight like you are able to with some of your other recipes? I’m planning on making these for Valentine’s Day and my Thursday evenings are always crazy busy, so I wanted to try and make the dough Wednesday night so I could just come home and bake the cookies. Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 6th, 2014 at 10:38 am

      You sure can, Teresa! The cookie dough will be rather solid after chilling overnight. So let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before rolling and baking.

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    Maryposted February 9, 2014 at 11:27 am

    hi Sally :) is it okay for me to chill the dough for more than 1 hour? maybe up to 3-4 days? thanks in advance!!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 9th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      That would be fine, Mary. Make sure you let the cookie dough sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before rolling into balls because the dough will be quite cold and solid.

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      • Maryreplied on February 9th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

        alright! thanks! :)

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    Angelaposted February 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It was amazingly good. Can’t wait to give out to friends.

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    Gertrudeposted February 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I gave this recipe a try today and was so disappointed. The cookies have a sharp bitter taste. They were so bad I ended up throwing the first one I tried away after taking only a couple nibbles. I’m extra disappointed because I wanted these to be an early Valentine’s surprise for my husband. He tried one and agreed about the bitter taste. He thinks it’s from the large amount of food coloring. I don’t know. All I can say is that this is the first recipe I’ve tried from your site and I’m scared to try any others because of how these cookies turned out.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Hello. I received all of your other comments. This comment has not been deleted. All new commenters must be approved and I have not been at my computer this evening until now. I apologize that these cookies taste bitter to you. Which brand of cocoa are you using? With so much sugar, I’m unsure how they could! Feel free to leave out the food coloring if you try them again. Thank you for reporting back!

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    • Jessica wreplied on November 22nd, 2014 at 5:11 am

      Gertrude-
      Make sure you try them using a red food coloring gel. Like AmeriColor.
      I have been a long time fan of sally and I can assure you that you will not regret trying more of her recipes. I am an avid baker and sallys is my absolute favorite website. Many of her recipes are my go-to recipes. She is simply the best! I’ve made these cookies and they’re not bitter at all. They’re delicious! I can’t quite get mine to turn out as fluffy as hers but the taste is really yummy! You may want to recheck the freshness and quality of your ingredients and try again?? It sounds like you may have had an error of some kind :)

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    Joanne Hollickposted February 14, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Hi from the Uk!!!
    I have tried a few recipes from your blog which always turn out amazing . I made these for valentines day and chuffed to bits with how they have turned out.
    Thanks for the blog
    Jo x

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    Zoeposted March 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Hello,
    I really love this idea and can not wait to try it out, but a thing is, is the temperature for the oven at fan-forced temperature? I don’t know if this question sounds silly, or not, but I just want to know just in case I burn the cookies at 350’C. Thank you so much…

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    • Sallyreplied on March 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      My recipes are tested in my conventional oven. Without testing this cookie recipe in a convection oven, I’m unsure of the result. To be safe, try lowering the temperature to 325F.

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    Catherineposted March 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Sally! This looks SO yummy! I love red velvet cake! It would look really cool if it was purple velvet, don’t you think? I think this is one of your best ideas ever!

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    Bhagyashreeposted June 10, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Hi Sally! I’m a vegetarian! What can i substitute for eggs in this recipe? i have heard about yogurt and vinegar but not tried anything till now.

    Do let me know!

    Thank you so much :)

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