Red Velvet Cookies


Geesh, Monday already?  Where the heck does the time go?  I think there should be a law passed, who ever is in the Super Bowl, that State has off the next day whether your team wins or loses!  Wouldn’t that be nice to have today off?  Ok, I’m just dreaming right about now.  I think it’s the kind of day where we should have some cookies to forget its Monday!

Red Velvet Cookies

Little Jenny told me she was at Safeway and had a Red Velvet Cookie that was fluffy, light and tasted like cake and she said it was so good!  My brain started ticking and I thought, huh, I can make that and make it healthier then a Safeway Cookie!  At that moment I whipped out my blender and all my ingredients and got to work!

Red Velvet Cookies

How can I make this cookie healthier and cake like?  Hmmm, I automatically thought of my yogurt chocolate chips cookies, which were cake like.   So I decided instead of butter I’d use fat-free cream cheese and yogurt!!  For the sugar I used the NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose and for a little fiber I used whole wheat pastry flour.  Beat, blend and bake and out came a light, fluffy cookie!  Totally impressed!  I actually had an idea of a recipe and it came out perfect the first time!!  You don’t know how many times I try a recipe and it doesn’t always come out!!

Red Velvet Cookies

For an added little punch I used some white chocolate chips!  After all a cookie isn’t a cookie without chocolate chips!  They were the perfect addition to these cookies!  What else I like is that the cookies that they are so fluffy that you don’t even notice there are chips in them until you take a bite!  Nice little surprise   I gave my Husband and Jenny a cookie to try out and Jenny said mmmm, these are really good Jen and my Husband asked are these for my lunches next week?   I really like them!  Hey, they are a hit in this house and a hit with me!  I ate 3 of them, and froze them as soon as they were done cooling!  I can not have these around!  I can see eating the whole batch!

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 38 Cookies
  • Serving size: 1 Cookie
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    A light, fluffy cake like cookie made with cream cheese, yogurt and filled with white chocolate chips.
    • 1½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
    • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. cornstach
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • 4 oz fat free cream cheese, room temeprature
    • 1 cup sugar ( or 1½ cups NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose)
    • 1 large egg (I used egg substitute)
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
    • 1 tsp. distilled vinegar
    • ¼ tsp. red paste food coloring,
    • 1 cups white chocolate chips
    1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees
    2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat; set a side
    3. In a bowl add flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, set a side.
    4. In large bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, vinegar until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture; mix until combined. Beat in food coloring, until desired color is achieved.
    5. Stir in chocolate chips
    6. Drop about 1 tablespoon 2" apart (they spread) of batter onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until golden lightly golden brown on the bottom of cookie.
    Calories per cookie with NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose: 69.8, Fat: 1.9, Cholesterol: .05, Sodium: 102, Potassium: 11.2, Carbs: 15, Fiber: .08, Sugar: 4, Protein: 1.9

    Calories per cookie with sugar (1 cup): 78.2, Fat: 1.9, Cholesterol: .05, Sodium: 102, Potassium: 11.2, Carbs: 13.4, Fiber: .08, Sugar: 9.2, Protein: 1.9

    UPDATE: These cookies are best eaten the day you make them. They don't freeze very well.

    Red Velvet Cookies

    Well Guys, I’m trying to write my posts in advance so I can relax on my vacation later this week, so I am off to make another creation!

    Have a great week!



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    1. YAY! A healthier red velvet cookie! I have everything to make this except the pastry flour and the plain yogurt. Do you think I could use regular flour (triple sifted) and sour cream?

    2. These sound and look so yummy. Perfect for valentine’s day!

    3. Those gooey white chocolate chips in the center are calling to me! Love this rendition of red velvet!

    4. Great job- we love red velvet everything around our house!

    5. I love soft cakey cookies! These look super tasty

    6. This is an amazing recioe, cannot wait to try these! What is the vinegar for? Tried the pistachio pancakes, great base lowfat pancake recipe!

    7. These look SO SO good. So soft and all of that melty white chocolate! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to make a cookie w/ greek yogurt in the dough for awhile now. I keep getting inspired. PS: I completely love red velvet!

    8. These cookies look sooo good, especially with the white chocolate chips inside. Goodnesss!

    9. Wow, wow, wow, do those look good!!!!

    10. Red Velvet Cookies are awesome, but one that is healthier than store bought is even better! Love those white chocolate chips! Would love for you to share this at Iron Chef Mom-White Chocolate!

    11. I really would like to make these! Can I use regular flour and sour cream?


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