Red Velvet Cookie Pops
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Soft and sweet Red Velvet Cookies on a stick, plus free printable tags for Valentine’s Day! Today’s red velvet cookie pops will make your Valentine’s heart pitter patter.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday we all either love or hate.
Although we don’t go over board in my family, buying lavish presents and roses, I do love a holiday that honors appreciating the special people in your life, and telling them so.
Love is worth celebrating.
Not the kind based on pure physical attraction, that is so easy to fall into when we’re young.
But real love.
The kind that’s based on little daily choices to put others first and overlook their imperfections.
I’m certainly thankful my family and friends forgive my imperfections; Gods knows I have a bundle.
Today I’ve got a little treat that is sure to make your loved ones feel celebrated this Valentine’s Day, Red Velvet Cookie Pops!
These Red Velvet Cookies are tender and moist with the subtle flavors of red velvet cake. After all, a red velvet cake is just a simple buttermilk cake with a little cocoa powder and a whole lot of food coloring.
Here I’ve mimicked the flavors of red velvet cake by adding cocoa, and a touch of vinegar to my favorite roll out cookie recipe. The vinegar gives the cookies a very mild twang, like buttermilk.
Then I made a thick (not fluffy) cream cheese frosting to “glue” the red velvet cookies together on lollipop sticks. The frosting hardens just enough to keep the red velvet cookies fastened to the sticks.
Red Velvet Cookie Pops are perfect for sharing with your coworkers, neighbors, or your child’s classmates this Valentine’s Day.
Plus, I’ve got Free Printable Tags for your Red Velvet Cookie Pops today!
These sweet little tags, will make your Valentine offerings even more special, with space to personalize them.
Free Printable Tags for Valentines Day
- Click Here to Print. Print button on the top left corner. (White cardstock recommended.)
- Trim the tags and punch a hole on the top of each tag.
- Tie each tag to a red velvet cookie pop with ribbon or string.
More Valentine Treats for Your Sweetie:
Chocolate and Roses Truffle Spoons
Chocolate Pomegranate Petit Fours
Vanilla Bean V-Day Cookies ~ Shugary Sweets
Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies ~ Cookies & Cups
Valentine’s Love Cupcakes ~ Sweetopia
Red Velvet Cookie Pops
For the Red Velvet Cookies:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour + extra for rolling
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red food coloring gel
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar + extra for sprinkling
- 16-17 lollipop sticks
- Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until extremely light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Then add the vanilla, vinegar and egg and beat until well combined.
- Then beat in the salt, cocoa powder and food coloring, scrape the bowl and beat again for even coloring. Add the flour slowly and beat until just combined. Press the dough flat on a piece of plastic wrap, and wrap well. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Flour a work surface, then roll the dough evenly to 1/8-inch thick. Using a 2-inch heart cookie cutter, cut out the cookies close together. Use a small spatula to carefully move them to the cookie sheets. Gather the remaining dough and reroll and cut to get 32-34 cookies. (Cut the cookies close together and do not roll the dough more than twice, or the cookies will be tough.)
- Bake for 6-8 minutes. They should come out of the oven soft, not crisp. Cool completely on the baking sheets.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and salt together. Slowly add the powdered sugar until smooth. Place the frosting in a piping bag.
- Turn half of the cookies over and pipe a thick ribbon of frosting in a V shape on the flipped cookies. Press a lollipop stick into the frosting, then gently press another cookie on top to flatten out the frosting. Allow the red velvet cookie pops to dry a bit (30 minutes) for the frosting to set up and hold the cookie on the stick. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
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We loved making and eating these cookie pops last year for Valentine’s Day! I didn’t use the tags though so thought I would print them this year, however, the link for them does not exist anymore. Is it possible to still access these tags?
Thanks for sharing!
Sorry about that, and thanks for notifying us! I will get that fixed right away.
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I fell in love with this idea. I am from South Africa and we do not find “all purpose flour” as easy as you do. We have many “cake flour” options ranging from normal, wheat and Gluten-free. Also self raising flour.
Since the recipe did not call for baking powder or baking soda i chose self-raising flour. I am fairly new to baking so I need your advice. My cookies did not come out as I anticipated.
Also, we have food colouring but not a gel like in your recipe, the recipe does not specify if it is tsp or tbsp?
Looking forward to your reply, I want to ace this recipe even from afar.
You can substitute cake flour, just add a little extra. Maybe 4-5 tablespoons more – especially if you are planning to use liquid food coloring. I would start with 4 tablespoons extra flour and 1 teaspoon of liquid food coloring, then add more of either if needed.
Let me know how it goes! XOXO
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I made them yesterday for my daughter’s birthday party. They came out perfectly! I minused the lollipop sticks and put them in treat bags. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you
What is the amount of food colouring gel. 1/4 to 1/2 ?
Tbsp, cup ?
Please let me know as I want to try this recipe.
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I fell in love with this recipe when I first saw its pictures ! :)
I tried it last night, did everything as requested, but the cookies came out crisp and not soft… Is it the heat of the oven or the timing ?
Thanks for any help :)
Hey Ange, It may be an oven issue. Ovens can be temperamental. I like to keep an extra thermometer in mine to make sure the temperature is exact.
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These are too cute to be true, going to try them out this Valentine :D
Just wondering, how long can these last at room temperature before it melts? (:
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What a great gift idea for teachers and bus drivers. Yum!
Those tags are just the sweetest!
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Oh my gosh, you just made my heart go “pitter patter”! These are absolutely adorable. I might go all the way and print out these cute tags as well. Will make for a cute treat.
Thanks for sharing Sommer!
So cute — love these!
Those look amazing! Just perfect for a Valentines treat!
Super sweet! I would really LOVE to have one!
Oh, I just love these, how cute!
These are so fun!! Love them!! :)
These are so darling!
Too stinking cute! I know I’m supposed to make them for Jason but I think I want to eat them all myself. Is that wrong?
Sommer! I love these so much! And the printables are too cute!
Those printables are so darn sweet!
How adorable. I’d love to make these with my kids and I’m sure they would jump at the chance to play with sugar. Thanks, Sommer!
These are adorable! Such a great idea. I’m sure they are tasty too!
So cute, Sommer!!
What a cute idea! Love the printable!
Sommer these are such cute cookies and darling tags!
These came out so cute, Sommer! I especially like the photo of the pop with a bite taken out…I imagine that’s exactly how mine would look moments after I had one of these in my hand, lol.
So cute! I love it!!! The printables are adorable!
Love these!! So cute!
you are a genius! These are so stinking cute! love them.
I love these ideas! so cute!
These are the cutest pops ever, Sommer! :)
so adorable Sommer!! I made RV cookie last week that I’ll be posting soon – your printabels are too cute!!
Can’t wait to see them! :)
Great post. They look delicious.
Love the printable Valentine’s and the cookies are adorable.
So darn cute, Sommer!!
So stinkin’ cute!
These are absolutely adorable!! xoxo
too cute!! I want someone to make these for me :)
Darling! I wish I had something like this when my kids were younger to send on Valentine’s Day. So precious!
These are very very cute!!
Super duper cute!
I love the tags–absolutely adorable! And red velvet cookie pops sound like the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. :)
“Love is worth celebrating” – that made me smile! :)
Cute, cute, and cute! Love the cookies and the tags. And absolutely — cheers to real love. :)
What an adorable tag, Sommer. I’m not really ready for Valentine’s day but I am definitely ready for some red velvet!
These are beyond adorable!! How creative you are! I love celebrating love :)
Me too friend!
Oh my goodness, I love everything about these – the cookies, the tags – so sweet!
Looks so good! What a fun treat!
These are adorable, Sommer – both the pops and the tags. And I completely agree that love is worth celebrating!
So cute. What a great way to let someone know you care!
How CUTE! Yes, love is worth celebrating! :)
Red velvet is my favorite. This are adorable for Valentine’s Day and I love these printables!
These are adorable Sommer, and I’m sure they taste absolutely delicious!!
Girlfriend, I just adore these sweet little Red Velvet Cookie Pops you created. What a fabulous concept for “red velvet”! And, the free printable tags? Just precious. Your food photography is spot on. Here’s to making your loved ones feel celebrated and their hearts going “pitter patter” this Valentine’s Day!
Who could not love these? The tags are the best!