Red Velvet Snowflake Cookie

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies @createdbydiane

It was snowing in my kitchen all weekend.

Well it could have snowed outside, it’s been really cold here in Southern California…’d think we were somewhere else.

Since it was cold outside it felt like the perfect SNOW day to me.

Well, that is in the kitchen at least.

I couldn’t wait to get rolling out the dough to start on some Christmas cookies this year.

I just love snowflake cookies and since these cookies are already red, there wasn’t a need for the whole cookie to be iced in a solid color first. This was a huge time saver and allowed me to make many more cookies.

The bright red color of these cookies is just perfect for this time of year!


Red Velvet Cookie Dough in Mixer


I made a double batch of my red velvet cut out cookie dough and well, I think it’s almost time for a larger mixer, If I wish hard enough maybe Santa will bring me one!


Red Velvet Cut Out Cookies

I use Lorann’s Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion and it imparts flavor and color, so it’s the perfect one step red velvet helper!


I roll and cut out the cookies to 1/2″ and place them on parchment lined baking sheets.


Red velvet Snowflake Cookies


The cookies are brighter red when baked.

Often I will bake the cookies on one day and ice them the next. Especially when I make multiple batches of cookies.

 Red Velvet Cut Out Cookie Recipe, I doubled this recipe. (A single recipe make 3 dozen cookies the thickness and size cookie cutter I use)

Royal Icing Recipe, I added a few drops of Ivory Americolor Food Coloring.



Red Velvet Christmas Snowflake Cookies with Royal Icing @createdbydiane

I love how these cookies look “antiqued” the red crackles a bit and with the cream colored icing they look a bit old fashioned. Perfect for Christmas time.


I piped the icing on with a number 2 icing tip.

Allow icing to dry before staking or wrapping cookies about 8-10 hours.


Red velvet Snowflake cookie recipe from @createdbydiane

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    Diane, I seriously have my snowflake cookie cutters out! I came over here to find a yummy and unique cut out cookie recipe. .. because you have the best! Now, I’m going to make these tonight and ice them tmrw. ..then present them at a cookie swap party on Thursday. I’d say, this was perfect timing. Thank you for sharing!

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    Jackie says

    Hi Diane – I love your site and all of the recipes and creative tips that you share – thank you!

    I was about to buy the ivory Americolor gel paste for the royal icing but the color sample looks almost flesh-tone. Does it take on the ivory color when mixed in the icing?

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      Diane says

      Ivory is a pretty color and doesn’t look like flesh colored when it’s mixed, I think the swatch is dark on the bottle. I just use a small amount and the ivory color is really pretty.

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    Janzelle says

    I got the ingredients today and made the dough and the cookies with a snowflake cookie cutter and they turned out so good!! My parents and brothers and sisters really like them and I still have a bunch of dough left over! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Shirley says

    I would love to make these cookies but don’t see the actual recipe anywhere…I see the images & the descriptive text but no recipe.

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      Diane says

      Yes, these cookies freeze well. I have frozen them with glaze icing covering the cookies, but not royal icing. My suggestion would be to bake all the cookie and freeze them. Then defrost and ice them a couple days before you need them. That way the icing is fresh and not crumbly.

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    Marissa says

    A lady asked for a cake last minute this week. She was saying how much she loved red velvet. Then I just happened to stumble across this on pintrest! Since I do cookies I thought it was grand timing. This will be an awesome surprise for her from me. Thank you!!!

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    Julie says

    I made up a batch of this dough and it’s really sticky and not at all “cookie dough” consistency, so I can’t roll it out. Tried adding a little more flour, and just put it in the fridge to see if it would set up a little more. Did I miss something, or possibly could it be that I used a gluten free all purpose flour blend?

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      Diane says

      The recipe works very well as written. As with any recipe if you make changed that is bound to change the end result. I don’t have experience with Gluten free flour, but I imagine it would be different. You may want to try looking up adjustments to make when baking with GF four when substituting for all purpose flour.

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    I’m so excited that I have the same cookie cutter recipe as you. I wanted to make some cookies with my toddler, so these look like the perfect recipe. Thanks.


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