Sweet and Easy Vegan Red Velvet Soft Cookies Recipe

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This sweet and easy vegan red velvet soft cookies recipe is adapted from my vegan red velvet mini cupcakes. For these red velvet soft cookies, I used vegan butter and applesauce. The recipe is also similar to when you are making crinkle cookies.

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The trick to achieving this red velvet color is by using edible food color, you just have to make sure if you are using it and want it vegan buy the vegan option.

While if you prefer to have it natural you can opt for beets for a more neutral taste that will not affect the overall taste. Other red fruits may have an effect on the taste of these soft cookies.

If you do not want to boil beets maybe you can opt for instant beetroot juice or powder, although I have not tried this option. Do let me know if this works for you.

I’m so excited about these red velvet soft cookies because I’m a huge eater of homemade cookies. Check out my other dairy-free cookie recipes for inspiration.  

These red velvet soft cookies are perfect for any holidays or occasions and when you are just simply craving for some homemade cookies with extra color.

For these cookies, I bake them in exactly 12 minutes. I chill the dough first for 2 hours to avoid spreading too much and so that I can easily roll and scoop the dough.

You can actually prepare the dough in advance, put it in the fridge and prepare the next day for baking.

red velvet soft cookies
Red Velvet Soft Cookies

Vegan Red Velvet Soft Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (I use my homemade)
  • 1 tbsp flax egg
  • 1 tbsp vegan red food color
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free milk (I use Almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Create flax egg mixture by combining 1 tbsp flaxseed and 3 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients except for sugar. Mix all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder and salt. Make sure to sift flour and cocoa powder.
  • In a separate large bowl add butter and sugar mix until combined and fluffy then add flax egg. Add remaining wet ingredients such as red food color, milk, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. Combine well.
  • Slowly pour a mixture of dry ingredients with the liquid mixture. Ensuring everything has been mixed.
  • Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Prepare the oven when chilling dough is almost done. Preheat oven to 177C or 350F.
red velvet dough
  • Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone non-stick pad.
  • Use a cookie scooper to get a portion of the dough and roll to form a ball.
  • Baked for about 12 minutes to achieve the soft cookies.
red velvet cookies
  • Store cookies in an airtight container to last for about 4-5 days. Put in the fridge to last longer.

Notes

  1. If you do not want to make them as cookies, you can also opt for cupcakes.
  2. Adding chocolate chips is optional. For the first batch, I didn’t put any. I only added a few before baking the second batch and just directly put it on top of the cookies.
  3. I have not tried baking it longer, but it’s also possible you can bake for up to 15 minutes.
  4. You may also roll the soft cookies in powdered sugar after baking.

Nutrition

This recipe can yield up to 25 soft cookies with 102 calories per serving. Total Fat 3.7g | Saturated Fat 1.7g | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 38 mg | Carbohydrate 16.5g | Fiber 0.5g | Total Sugar 8.6g | Protein 1.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 11mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 46mg

Nutrition calculation is based using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.

 
vegan red velvet soft cookies

Vegan Red Velvet Soft Cookies

Vegan red velvet soft cookies made with vegan butter and applesauce. A special treat that can still be low in calories and serve in any occasion.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 mixing bowl
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (250g)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (I use my homemade)
  • 1 tbsp flax egg
  • 1 tbsp vegan red food color
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free milk (I use Almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Create flax egg mixture by combining 1 tbsp flaxseed and 3 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients except for sugar. Mix all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder and salt. Make sure to sift flour and cocoa powder.
  • In a separate large bowl add butter and sugar mix until combined and fluffy then add flax egg. Add remaining wet ingredients such as red food color, milk, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. Combine well.
  • Slowly pour a mixture of dry ingredients with the liquid mixture. Ensuring everything has been mixed.
  • Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
    red velvet dough
  • Prepare the oven when chilling dough is almost done. Preheat oven to 177C or 350F.
  • Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone non-stick pad.
  • Use a cookie scooper to get a portion of the dough and roll to form a ball.
  • Baked for about 12 minutes to achieve the soft cookies.
    red velvet
  • Store cookies in an airtight container to last for about 4-5 days. Put in the fridge to last longer.

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Notes

Notes:
  1. If you do not want to make them as cookies, you can also opt for cupcakes.
  2. Adding chocolate chips is optional. For the first batch, I didn’t put any. I only added a few before baking the second batch and just directly put it on top of the cookies.
  3. I have not tried baking it longer, but it’s also possible you can bake for up to 15 minutes.
 
Nutrition
This recipe can yield up to 25 soft cookies with 102 calories per serving. Total Fat 3.7g | Saturated Fat 1.7g | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 38 mg | Carbohydrate 16.5g | Fiber 0.5g | Total Sugar 8.6g | Protein 1.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 11mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 46mg
 
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47 thoughts on “Sweet and Easy Vegan Red Velvet Soft Cookies Recipe

  1. 5 stars
    These red velvet soft cookies look great! I’ve never tried using my beets in desserts for coloring, but it’s a good idea. Thanks for this great post!

  2. These look so yummy! I love anything red velvet. I think I definitely will try this using the chocolate chips. Everything is better with chocolate chips!

  3. 5 stars
    We have 2 Vegans in our family and our diet is primarily vegetarian. Will definitely pass this on to them to try. Have also Pinned for future reference. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. I had given up on enjoying certain items, especially when I’m trying to be disciplined about my health and fitness goals, but this red velvet cookie recipe is giving me hope. Thanks for providing a healthier recipe, so I can still enjoy a treat, within reason.

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