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Red Velvet Cookie Dough

  • Author: Elise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Edible Cookie Dough
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This Red Velvet Cookie Dough is a no-bake and safe-to-eat dessert made in just 15 minutes. The cookie dough has the classic red velvet flavor and color. Plus, it’s naturally festive around the holiday season!


  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (105g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (40g) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (175g), heat treated
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • optional: red food coloring and 1/3 cup (60g) white chocolate chips


  1. Heat treat flour in the oven or microwave. In the oven, spread your flour on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees. Stir the flour as it is baking. In the microwave, heat the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 45 second increments. Stir thoroughly between each round until the temperature reaches 165 degrees throughout.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the room temperature unsalted butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth.
  3. Add milk and vanilla extract to the bowl and beat until combined.
  4. Pour cooled heat treated flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the bowl. Beat on low speed until the dry ingredients are completely mixed in.
  5. Stir desired amount of food coloring into the dough. Then, add white chocolate chips to the dough and mix until evenly dispersed.
  6. Store the dough tightly covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.


Food Coloring: Red food coloring is not necessary. You will end up with a light brown color if you skip out on the food coloring, but the taste will stay the same. If you’d like a deeper red color, I recommend using food gel.

Heat- Treating Flour: Heat treating flour is when you heat flour to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill off any potential bacteria. You can do this in the microwave or the oven- both instructions are provided. This process makes this dough edible and safe-to-eat.

Keywords: Red Velvet Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Edible Cookie Dough