Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

February 1, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

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I just recently realized my love of Red Velvet recipes.  I seriously thought I wasn’t a fan until a tried a couple recipes from our Red Velvet Collection.  So GOOD!  I thought it would only be fair that I created something for my girls that they could sink their teeth into and showed them a little love.  Our Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies are the perfect Valentine day treat and they are super simple since they’re made from red velvet cake mix.

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Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

I made these in two separate batches because I need some new cookie sheets.  I have one cookie sheet that I absolutely love.  It’s actually this one and I have the habit of only liking to use that sheet so it takes me a bit longer, but I know that my cookies are going to be baked to perfection.  Plus, when I made these cookies I didn’t have any parchment paper so I was concerned that they would stick even though I lathered the sheet in coconut oil.   I definitely realized that I need to get some of these non-stick baking mats.  Regardless though, these were baked to perfection and it didn’t matter that the edges stuck a little because I used my heart cookie cutter in the middle of the cookies so I lost the edges anyway.

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When I set out making this cookie I was aiming to create a cookie that was the perfect size for my girls to eat.  I needed the perfect amount of filling that wouldn’t give them a mouthful of sugar.  I went with a simple cream cheese filling that was the perfect consistency for binding the two cookie halves together.

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I could have easily rolled these cookies in a little confectioners sugar before popping them onto the baking sheet, but I knew that if I left them it would give them a deeper red color and the cracks that would give these red velvet cake cookies a little bit of character.

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Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

Our Red Velvet Cake Cookies with a cream cheese frosting center is the perfect dessert for your sweet.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup confectioners sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coconut oil.
  • Mix together red velvet cake mix, flour, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  • Roll the cookies into tablespoon size and drop onto the cookie sheet.
    Bake 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes so that they are still warm, but not too soft and use the heart shaped cookie cutter to shape the cookies.
  • To make the frosting cream together the cream cheese and butter that are at room temperature and add in the vanilla.
  • Add in the confectioners sugar one cup at a time.
    To assemble the cookies simply spread a decent glob of frosting on one cookie and place the top down on it.

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Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies are the perfect dessert to make for Valentine's Day.

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4 thoughts on “Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

  1. Meena says:

    From one baker to another –these are adorable!

    Thanks for the post. =)

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