These are seriously to die for! I swear I can eat an entire box!

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect blend of a classic red velvet cake and the cozy, homestyle cookie everyone craves during the holidays or special family gatherings. The origin of red velvet has been a matter of some debate, with some suggesting it comes from the Victorian era as a fancier cake option, while others argue it gained fame in the American South. These delightful cookies, with their signature red hue and contrasting creamy cheese filling, will be a hit at any occasion. They are as delightful to look at as they are to eat, making them an ideal treat for when you want to add a little extra love to your family's dessert table or show up with a show-stopper at the next community potluck.
These thumbprint cookies are wondrous on their own, but for a truly delectable experience, serve them with a glass of cold milk or a cup of your favorite warm coffee or tea. For a festive spread, accompany them with a platter of assorted fruit or alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a more indulgent dessert.
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: Makes about 24 cookies
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted (for drizzling, optional)
For the Cream Cheese Filling:
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract