Red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling

4 Jan


I was looking for red velvet-themed baking recipes to make. I found enough to keep me baking every day for the rest of my life but there was something about this one that caught me eye. Red velvet is my fav flavour on the rare occasion that I indulge in sweet treats so I knew I had to make these.

This recipe from Cooking Classy was titled red velvet Oreos, but I switched her filling recipe for a cream cheese one as I think cream cheese *anything* is the icing on the cake, as it were. Here is the original recipe 

(I reduced the sugar).

As you would be aware there’s about a gazillion cream cheese icing recipes online. I used this one from and it was perfect:

60g cream cheese, softened

30g butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

3/4 cup icing sugar mixture



1 ½ cups plain flour

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Just over ½ cup of sugar

1 egg

115grams butter, softened, diced

1 tablespoon red gel colouring – don’t use cheap liquid colouring as it will taste bad and won’t give you the colour you want



Preheat oven to 180C and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

In a bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.

In bowl of electric mixer mix butter and sugar until pale, scrape down sides then add egg and gel colouring.

Turn mixer to low then fold in the flour mixture and beat until combined.

Make balls slightly bigger than a walnut and use the bottom of a drinking glass to gently flatten.

Bake for 8 minutes, cool on tray for five minutes, then transfer to cooling racks and allow to completely cool.

When cold sandwich together with the cream cheese icing, like my little assistant baker Miss9 is doing here. She loves piping 🙂



In bowl of electric mixer beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until pale, then gradually add icing sugar, beating until thoroughy mixed.

Spread on one side of cookie then sandwich together with another.


45 Responses to “Red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling”

  1. firecook January 4, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Just a question what color would you say is cheap .?Can you give me an idea. Please?

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      The liquid colouring won’t give you a true red colour but will give your cookies a nasty, synthetic taste. Gel colourings cost more but you don’t use as much. Hope this helps.

      • firecook January 6, 2015 at 12:29 am #

        Thank you it does 😉 (Think of smiling faces and share it’ my saying for you)

  2. Sadia Mohamed January 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    Yumm! Luk at that filling oozing out!

  3. houseofbedlam January 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Love the reduction in sugar, that means I can have two!

  4. sarahgiebens January 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Yummy! That looks great!

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 12:15 am #

      Thanks – they were a hit with the family !

      • sarahgiebens January 5, 2015 at 8:32 am #

        Haha I bet they were! 🙂

  5. meliaindahahmad January 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Look so good… Will definitely try this!

  6. kerrycooks January 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    I LOVE anything red velvet and these look great!

    • thehungrymum April 20, 2015 at 2:37 am #

      Same – am such a sucker for it. Red is my fav colour so that may explain it 🙂

  7. DesignsbyJeanneR January 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Cream cheese icing is good on so many things, isn’t it? These sound crazy good.

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 12:13 am #

      I really love it – the tang, the creaminess. Yum!

  8. Michael's Woodcraft January 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    Love red velvet anything, they look delicious!! 🙂

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 12:15 am #

      Snap – probably coz red is my fav colour 🙂

  9. Priscilla @ January 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    Great minds think alike! I love red velvet and anything labelled cream cheese icing is always good! This recipe sounds delicious

  10. Fourth Generation Farmgirl January 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    Red velvet cake is very popular in the Southern United States, but I’ve never heard of red velvet cookies. They look delicious!

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      Red velvet is slowly making its way across Australia but I’ve really only seen cupcakes so I think the more red velvet there is, the better!

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 5, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    I love red velvet too! We had it for our wedding cake we liked it so much! 😀

    • thehungrymum January 5, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      ooooh, I wish I had it for my wedding cake! #IfICouldTurnBackTime

  12. Deblet January 5, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    Look delicious,thanks for sharing recipe

  13. cindy knoke January 6, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    Oh yum & so pretty too!

  14. Liz January 6, 2015 at 3:57 am #

    Um, yes. I can see why you flipped over them. Red Velvet recipes–what a lovely quest 🙂

  15. milkteaxx January 6, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    red velevet and cream cheese are match made in heaven!

  16. thebakealogue January 6, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    These look so scrumptious! Think I’d prefer it this way than cupcakes 🙂

    • thehungrymum January 7, 2015 at 1:27 am #

      thanks! That’s quite a compliment 🙂

  17. Midge January 7, 2015 at 4:43 am #

    I saw this on your blog and started thinking of Valentine’s Day! The new boyfriend isn’t much into sweets, but he’s a sucker for red velvet cake provided it’s more chocolatey than buttery. 🙂

    • thehungrymum January 7, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

      Valentines Day! You’re quite the forward thinker 🙂 We still have Australia Day to deal with before I can think about VDay! But new boyf – how fun!

  18. Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence January 7, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Yummmm! Your red velvet cookies look scrumptious! And, I love how they’re oozing with cream cheese frosting. 😉

    • thehungrymum January 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

      thanks Tiffany! Cream cheese for the win 🙂

  19. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 7, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    These soothe my American heart. They look like Whoopie Pies (the state dessert in Maine where I’m from) and they’re called Oreos, (what every American woman eats a packet of during her period some time in her life) and they’re red velvet from the South where I lived for many years. It’s like a trip back home as I look out into my Australian summer. 🙂

  20. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) January 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    Always love the colour of anything red velvet flavour. These look wonderful.

  21. Choc Chip Uru January 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    That deliciously bright red is calling me, I need these cookies. Now. 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  22. Sophie33 January 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Yum,Yum Yummm! 😀😀😀

  23. thehungrymum March 27, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    awwww, what a lovely surprise! Thanks so much for your kindness x


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