Soft, chocolate brownie cookies with a distinct red velvet hue are a treat any time of year!
These red velvet brownies are always a big hit!
These red velvet brownie cookies are so rich and full of chocolate. They are incredibly moist too. Biting into these cookies is just like biting into a very fudgy brownie. And of course, they are festively red and oh so velvety!
If you’re looking for a sweet treat to serve up for the holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s day, then these red cookies are sure to be a hit. That said, there’s never a wrong time for a soft and chewy cookie recipe so feel free to enjoy them all year long (I know we do!) These cookies are a fantastic blend of tangy-sweet flavors and the chocolate chips studded in every cookie just make them that much richer and indulgent.
What Are Red Velvet Brownie Cookies?
These cookies are made from a modified brownie recipe to give you luxuriously rich and chewy cookies but with a beautiful red hue. Made from scratch and with just a few ingredients and steps, these cookies really are perfect. The little wait time needed for the dough to chill helps the cookies to maintain shape as they bake and also helps the red color to deepen. As hard as it is to be patient for an hour, I really do recommend it for the best results.
- Softened butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Distilled white vinegar
- Red food coloring
- All-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Baking soda
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card down below.
How to Make Red Velvet Brownie Cookies
- Combine the butter and sugar in a mixer until creamy.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- Add in the vanilla extract, vinegar, and red food coloring.
- In another bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- With your mixer on low speed, carefully add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place the dough in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Use a small cookie scoop to roll out the dough into 1 1/2 inch-sized balls and then place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool don’t the sheet for 2 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
Fun Facts About Red Velvet
- Today, the red in red velvet largely comes strictly from food coloring or even from beets.
- Originally, the change in color had to do with cocoa powder that was used when this type of cake originated. The cocoa powder contained a certain compound that contained a pH indicator; that when combined with acids like vinegar or buttermilk (key ingredients in most red velvet recipes).
- Baking soda would also react with the above-mentioned acids and give red velvet cakes a fluffy consistency.
How long are red velvet cookies good for?
These cookies will last about 5 days if kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature. You could also keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week but it may result in the cookies becoming dried out faster as the cold air usually removed moisture from baked goods.
Can I freeze brownie cookies?
Yes, these cookies can be kept stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to eat, simply place the cookie don’t the counter and allow it to come up to room temp. Depending on how many cookies you set out, it may not take longer than a few minutes per cookie.
Can I use white chocolate chips?
Absolutely! these cookies would still taste incredible if served with some white chocolate chips in place of the semi-sweet ones. The added white spots may even make the cookies look a bit more festive or seasonal. Perfect if you’re trying to serve these up for the holidays. I recommend using Ghiradelli brand white chocolate as it’s higher quality and will bake up much more nicely than the cheaper quality ones.
If you love red velvet recipes then you are going to love trying these:
- Red Velvet Cake Roll
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Gelato
- Red Velvet Cookie Cake
- Red Velvet Flourless Cake
- 2/3 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a mixer, combine butter and sugar, beating until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, vinegar and food coloring. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low speed, carefully add flour mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 375. Using a small cookie scoop, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake in oven for 7-9 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a rack to cool.
Serving Size1 cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 132Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 19mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 2g