White Chocolate-Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on February 9, 2012

Monday morning I woke up and something was bothering me. I couldn’t shake the feeling. I had two great recipes that I wanted to share for Sweet Tooth Friday, both appropriate for Valentine’s day and I just couldn’t decide which would be the one.

I obsessed about it all morning.

I considered calling Hubs who was away for work to help me decide.

Then I decided that would make me sound like a crazy person.

Instead, I asked Facebook. Because that’s what you do, when you can’t decide. Right?

And so, this recipe is for all of you.

You know what? I almost regretted taking your advice. Because as I was slicing up the chilled dough I was convinced that these cookies were going to be a disaster.

You see, the dough, it was crumbling as I sliced it. I used my very sharpest knife, I carefully measured so I was cutting at the right thickness. And still, it was crumbling. Not every slice, but enough to make me want to throw my hands up in the air, blame Facebook, and mourn over the time and butter I had wasted.

Instead, I “glued” the dough back together by squishing and smoothing until it resembled properly sliced cookie dough. Then I baked it. And before my very eyes, something amazing happened. The dough, as crumbly as it was, turned into these gorgeous, bright red cookies.

Perfectly shaped cookies.

Red Velvet Cookies

Then I did what any normal person would do, I danced around the kitchen. Because it’s completely normal to break out in dance over cookies.

After I caught my breath, I dipped these babies in white chocolate. Topped a few with sprinkles, tasted a few…ahem…and did another happy dance.

Red Velvet Cookies

I have a confession to make though. I used one of my secret cookie weapons: cake mix. These aren’t 100% from scratch. If you have ever made cookies with cake mix, well, then you understand. If you haven’t, you simply must. And that’s an order.

White Chocolate-Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

White Chocolate-Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Easy red velvet cookies dipped in sweet white chocolate, using my secret cookie weapon: cake mix.


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  1. In a medium sized bowl combined the metled and cool butter, red velvet cake mix, egg and vanilla extract. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine, then use your hands to get everything incorporated evenly. The dough is very thick.
  2. Roll into a 14 inch log, wrap in wax paper and plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Using a very sharp knife, slice the dough into 1/4"-thick slices, placing them 2" apart on a cookie sheet lined with silicone liners, parchment paper or lightly sprayed with nonstick spray.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly on the pans, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Place the white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir, then continue to microwave and stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. It's very important to stir well and often, so the chocolate doesn't end up over cooked.
  7. Dip half of each cookie in the melted chocolate, let any extra drip off. Dip into your favorite sprinkles. Place on was paper or parchment paper to set.


The chilled dough is a little crumbly when you slice into it. You can reshape the slices and the will still bake up beautifully.

You can also chill the dough without rolling it into a log. Drop the dough in 2-inch balls, flattening them slightly, then bake as directed.

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P.S. I’m totally going to make these from scratch one day too. I just can’t resist.

And also…the other recipe I was considering was for hot chocolate microwave brownies in a mug. And that my friends, is coming next week.

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1 bj February 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

These look AWESOME…!!
I came over to link but can’t find the linky button??

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son February 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Gah! I forgot to add the code. It’s there now.

3 Robin @ Simply Southern Baking February 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Yum! These look fabulous! Seems like were all in a red velvet mode this week!

4 Designsbygollum February 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

What a great idea! The cookies look divine!

5 Susan @ The Weekly Sweet Experiment February 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I voted for these! They look so great – so yummy! You know the happy dance burns calories – so have a few more cookies. I would! Thanks for hosting.

6 Karyn February 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Always a fun place to link up! Thanks for hosting. Those cookies look great!

7 Dawn February 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

This sound so very yummy. I love the ones with the little heart sprinkles

8 Winnie February 10, 2012 at 1:41 am

Hi Alisson :)
These are beautiful cookies. I really like coloring. I was planning for black&white cookies next week, but now…..I might take your idea:)

I’m sharing today my “Dried-Fruit & Nuts Squares” and my “Neapolitan 5-layer Birthday Cake”
Thanks for hosting the party and I hope you have a great weekend

9 Jocelyn February 10, 2012 at 6:06 am

This post made me giggle for a few reasons!
1. I dance around when a recipe goes oh, so right!
2. Cake mix is my best friend…I use it every chance I get.
3. Facebook is great for getting ideas on what to make.
Thanks for an awesome ink up each week!!!

10 Tasha February 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

These cookies look so fancy! Very cute!

11 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids February 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

They look fantastic. And, yes, it is totally normal to break out in dance when we have kitchen successes! Happy Friday!

12 susieqtpies February 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

Yum! Feel free to stop over and link these up in my Valentine link up today. Everyone who links up today will get a pin on Pinterest and I’ll make sure that I’m following you there, too! Happy Friday :) http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-friday-valentine-link-up.html

13 Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com February 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

14 onceinabluemoon February 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

those are just drop dead darn cute! so love your pics :)

15 sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more February 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

first of all, I totally dance around when something works, and hubby just rolls his eyes. so I get you there, secondly these look so good, and cake mix, I am all for it. thirdly, thanks for the wonderful party!

16 Liz February 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I’ve never been a huge fan of black and white cookies, but this red velvet version looks fantastic!!! And thanks for joining us in #chocolatelove!!!

17 Shirley February 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

These look perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love the contrast of white with the red.

18 Miss Charming February 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

Those cookies look so yummy!

19 Kim February 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for hosting! Your website is beautiful and these treats look delicious! :)

20 Susie Bee on Maui February 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Love the red velvet cookies. Pinned them!

21 Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com February 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

22 Miz Helen February 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

These cookies are just awesome, they are so pretty, it is a very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

23 Chelsea August 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

These are beautiful and simple! I just adore them! A nice take on the black and white cookie, I think :)

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