When you're wanting the sweet treat of your dreams, these easy and delectable vegan red velvet cookies are what you need in your life. They take less than 20 minutes to make and are sure to satisfy those sugar cravings!
These red beauties are topped and filled with melty dairy-free white chocolate. They're so chewy and soft which is just what you want in a cookie. If you're looking for a simple cookie recipe which tastes amazing, you definitely need to check this one out!
I love to dip my red velvet white chocolate cookies into plant milks such as, oat milk, soy milk and almond milk. This is just a preference but it works so well. Another red velvet dessert that you'll adore is my vegan red velvet white chocolate sheet cake bars too.
Why You Will Love These Cookies
- Tasty Texture - The best thing about these cookies is their delicious texture. Just like my vegan twix cookies and vegan white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, they're gorgeously crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the center. These cookies aren't overly heavy either, which is great. It makes them super moreish.
- Delicious Flavors - Red velvet treats have a subtle, mild chocolatey taste due to the cocoa powder. That's exactly what these red velvet cookies taste like. They also have a tart edge about them.
- They Look Great - The cookies have a bright, red color which stands out beautifully with the dairy-free white chocolate chips on top, which also give them a unique look.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan red velvet white chocolate cookies recipe is wholly vegan and dairy free.
- Cocoa powder - Although only a little bit of cocoa powder is used in this recipe, it makes a big difference to the overall taste of the cookies. For even better chocolate flavors, use a high-quality cocoa powder. This will make the cookies richer but it works really well.
- Granulated sugar - Using a white sugar like granulated sugar or caster sugar in a cookie dough helps to give the cookies a crispier edge which may also be quite crumbly.
- Light brown sugar - The molasses inside sugars such as, light brown soft sugar and Demerara sugar give cookies a moist consistency.
- Vegan white chocolate - There are so many wonderful dairy-free white chocolate alternatives in grocery stores these days. I like to use Moo Free vegan white chocolate as well as the iChoc vegan bars.
- Vegan red gel food colouring - Using a gel food coloring, as opposed to regular food coloring will always result in you have a better looking cookie. This is because a red gel food coloring it is far better in quality than red standard colouring, which will leave your cookies looking brown. For examples on how to use vegan food coloring, see my eggless red velvet cake loaf and vegan red velvet cake slices.
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- To alter the flavors a little, you can use dairy-free dark or milk chocolate chips instead. I always use white chocolate for vegan red velvet cookies but many people do prefer other types of chocolate chips. I always use dark chocolate chips in my vegan banana chocolate chip cookies and they work so well. Whichever you decide to use, they all work very well.
- If you love chocolatey cookies, you can add more cocoa. Red velvet cookies traditionally only contain a little bit of cocoa powder but if you wish, you can add a little more. There's no harm in an extra teaspoon or two. The only thing is, the color may be affected due to the ratio of colouring to cocoa changing.
How To Make Vegan Red Velvet Cookies
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
2: Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until combined.
3: Add the wet ingredients to make a cookie dough. Roll into balls and bake on the lined tray.
4: Let your cookies cool and serve.
Use red gel food coloring - This is by far the best type of food coloring for red velvet cookies and cakes. It's high-quality and it actually gives the cookies a pleasant red color (unlike other food colorings). Don't buy the standard 'wet' food colorings that you find in most grocery stores or you'll probably end up with 'brownish' red velvet cookies.
Fix dry cookie dough - Add an extra half teaspoon of soy milk at a time until it reaches a consistency where it is bindable and only slightly sticky. This way it'll be much easier to mould the cookie dough balls.
Red velvet cookies are more than just a red-colored cookie. They have deep chocolatey and vanilla flavors and they tend to be quite rich. I like to fill mine with chocolate chips or chunks.
If you use ordinary red, low-quality food coloring, the color will often come out as a brownish colour. Use a quality red gel food coloring for bright red cookies.
Store for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Vegan Red Velvet White Chocolate Cookies
- 125 g all-purpose flour
- 0.5 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 50 g granulated sugar
- 50 g light brown sugar
- 20 g vegan white chocolate chopped into chunks
- 0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons soy milk
- 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring* see notes
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 160 Celsius (325F).
Make the red velvet cookie dough:
- To a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, both sugars, light brown sugar, and white chocolate. Mix to combine.
- Now, add the vanilla extract, oil, soy milk and the red gel food coloring. Fold your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to form a nice, red cookie dough. It may seem a bit dry, but the consistency will gradually improve.
Bake the cookies:
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough from the bowl for each cookie. Roll your red velvet cookie dough into balls and place onto the baking tray 2-3 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 12 minutes in the center of the oven. When they come out from the oven, let them cool for 10 minutes.
- This is by far the best type of food coloring for red velvet cookies and cakes. It's high-quality and it actually gives the cookies a pleasant red color (unlike other food colorings). Don't buy the standard 'wet' food colorings that you find in most grocery stores or you'll probably end up with 'brownish' red velvet cookies.
- Add an extra half teaspoon of soy milk at a time until it reaches a consistency where it is bindable and only slightly sticky. This way it'll be much easier to mould the cookie dough balls.