Red Velvet Blossoms

The red velvet peanut butter blossom is a fun twist on the traditional holiday favorite, the peanut butter blossom. 

Red Velvet Blossoms

It’s surprising no one thought of this cookie before, especially given America’s love affair with red velvet cake. Festive and whimsical, they look like they belong in Whoville. In fact, these bites will help even the biggest grinch discover baking joy
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Cookies, Red Velvet, Red Velvet Kiss Cookies, Valentine’s Day
Servings: 36



  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cups Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ¼  tsp. Table salt


  • ½ cup Vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup Packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp. Liquid red food color
  • 1 tsp. Distilled white vinegar


  • 3 White chocolate "kiss" candies (such as Hershey's Hugs)


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • Combine oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine.
  • Mix in food color and vinegar until fully incorporated.
  • Add flour-cocoa mixture to sugar mixture; beat to combine.
  • Drop dough with a #100 or #60 scoop (1–2 tsp.) onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake cookies until puffed and edges are set, 10–12 minutes.
  • Freeze candies (while baking cookies) to prevent melting when placed on cookies.
  • Remove cookies from oven and press one candy into each cookie. Let cookies stand on baking sheets 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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