Treat yourself to the ultimate sweet indulgence with these irresistible Red Velvet Oreo cookies. Soft, chewy, and loaded with crushed Oreo cookies, they're quick and easy to make and require no chilling time! Perfect for satisfying cravings or celebrating any occasion.
The Red Velvet Oreo cookies are a delightful twist on the classic Red Velvet cake, featuring Oreo pieces for a crunchy texture and an irresistible fusion of flavors.
Prepared just like Chocolate chip cookies, but with a special twist. We add red food coloring to achieve the distinctive Red Velvet hue, along with a hint of cocoa powder for a subtle chocolate flavor like in these mini red velvet cupcakes.
Similar to my blue Cookie Monster cookies, these Red Velvet Oreos cookies are loved for their vibrant red color and soft texture, making them perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or birthday parties. They add a whimsical touch to any occasion.
Why you'll love these cookies
Ingredient you need
You need these ingredients to make Oreo red velvet cookies:
- Butter. Use unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.
- Sugar. A mix of white granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
- Egg. Large egg at room temperature.
- Vanilla and salt. Pure vanilla extract and table salt or sea salt.
- Red gel food coloring. Use gel or liquid red food coloring (please note that quantities will vary slightly).
- Flour. All-purpose flour.
- Leavening agent. Baking soda only, which you can replace with baking powder if needed (see recipe notes).
- Cocoa powder. Use only unsweetened cocoa powder or Dutch-processed cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate taste.
- Oreo. Classic Oreos cookies or others like chocolate Oreos or golden Oreos.
Red Velvet Oreo Cookies Instructions
Here are some quick visual instructions. Don't forget that full instructions with exact ingredients can be found in the main recipe card below!
Step 1: Cream butter sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment for about 2 minutes.
Step 2: Add egg, vanilla extract and red food coloring and beat again until creamy and bright red.
Step 3: Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, and fold in gently with a rubber spatula.
Step 4: Finish by adding the crushed Oreos and mixing until just incorporated into the cookie dough.
Step 5: Immediately shape cookie dough balls with your hands or with a large or a medium cookie scoop and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 6: Preheat the oven to 347°F/ 175°C and bake the Cookies for about 13-15 minutes until they are puffy and still soft in the center.
Let cool: let the cookies cool for a few moments on the cookie sheet before moving to a wire cake rack.
Tips for these cookies
Store at room temperature: Store cookies at room temperature for up to 1 week in an airtight container or under plastic wrap.
Freezing: You can freeze them for up to 3 months, place them in a freezer bag after baking when completely cooled, or just after shaping them into cookie dough balls for later baking. Allowing them to recover slowly at room temperature.
Variations & Substitutions
How do you achieve the vibrant red color in Red Velvet Oreo cookies?
Start by adding about a teaspoon of red food coloring and mixing it into the dough. Continue adding more gradually and mixing until you achieve a deep, pronounced red color. Once the color stops becoming more red, it's reached the desired shade.
Can I use any type of Oreo cookies for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of Oreo cookies for this recipe. However, the classic chocolate-flavored Oreos work best to complement the Red Velvet flavor.
How to get perfectly round cookies?
For perfectly round cookies, avoid chilling the dough, measure the flour accurately, gently flatten the dough if necessary, and for the ultimate trick, reshape the baked cookies using a round cookie cutter.
Can I make these cookies without red food coloring?
Yes, it's possible but without red food coloring, the cookies will have a slightly brownish hue.
Can I make these cookies ahead of time for a special occasion?
Yes, you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and refrigerate it, but make sure to let it come back to room temperature before baking for optimal results.
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I hope you love this Oreo red velvet cookie recipe. If you make it, be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Happy Baking!Print