Red Velvet Blossom Cookies Recipe

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Delicious Red Velvet Blossom Cookies!

Red Velvet Blossom Cookies

Need a sweet dessert for your Valentine? These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Red Velvet Blossom cookies
Red Velvet Blossom Cookies

Get the full recipe instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Here is a brief description with photographs.

First, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Step 1 for making cookies

Then in another bowl, you will cream together sugar, butter, egg, milk, vanilla and red food coloring.

Step 2 making cookies

Mix the dry ingredients with the red mixture. The batter will become a brick red color.

Step 3 in making the cookies

Once the batter has chilled for 30 minutes, roll into 1 and a half inch balls and roll them in the sparkling sugar. Place on a cookie sheet for baking.

cookies ready for baking

After baking, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add the Hugs while the cookies are still warm.

Adding the kisses

Red Velvet Blossom Cookies Recipe

Delicious Red Velvet Blossom Cookies!
Print Recipe
Red Velvet Blossom Cookies
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Hersheys dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sparkling sugar or you can use granulated sugar
  • 24 Hershey's Hugs unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, egg, milk, vanilla and red food coloring. Cream the ingredients together until well incorporated.  (The color will turn pink because of the food coloring).
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients into the pink batter and mix well until combined.  The batter will become a dark rich brick red color.
  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • Once chilled, roll the dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and then roll into a shallow bowl of sparkling sugar. Place on the lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.  While still warm, insert a Hersheys hug in the middle of each cookie, pressing down gently.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to complete the cooling process.
  • ENJOY!!


Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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One Comment

  1. Look delicious! I will try very soon

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