Delicious Red Velvet Swig Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Swig Cookies are so very good. You will want to bake these right away. But to be clear, you are going to need to read through to the very end to get the scoop on the yummiest Red Velvet Swig Cookies recipe around. If you are a cookie fanatic, as I am, then these are going to make your day!



Red velvet cakes and baked goods are incredibly popular. The red velvet base adds a depth to any baked goods or cookie recipes you have. But it’s challenging sometimes to find that perfect flavour combination. We happen to think these easy swig cookies are exactly what you need. This tasty icing works beautifully to finish the cookies off. And that’s exactly what you will want to do when you see them!

I am a red velvet fan, but my older daughter puts me to shame that way. She’s all about this flavour and would eat these pretty much any day. Red Velvet anything wins in her books, and mine too actually. For me the combination of red velvet and cream cheese is gold. That’s why I think you will love these delicious and fairly simple Red Velvet Swig Cookies.


So here’s a little something you might not know. Swig cookies apparently originated in Utah at a small cookie shop that began making them and people have gone nuts for them. If, or when, I ever get to Utah I will hunt the shop down and let you know firsthand what all the fuss is about. These are a tiny bit heavier and crumblier than average sugar cookies.


Every last one of these red velvet swig cookies was delicious. But don’t just take my word for it, make some swig cookies for yourself. The easy to follow recipe is below.



I think these are perfect for Valentine’s Day. But don’t limit yourself either. They are amazing any time of year. Sometimes on Saturday morning I like to wake before everyone else and start baking something good in the kitchen. The smell of fresh baked goods floating throughout the house makes everyone’s day start with a smile.

What is your favourite kind of cookie?

In case you are a giant cookie fan like me here’s a collection of my Favourite Cookie Recipes.

[tweetthis]Have you ever made red velvet swig cookies? You will love this recipe. [/tweetthis]

Red Velvet Swig Cookies

Have you ever made swig cookies? Let me know if you make these red velvet swig cookies from this recipe. I’d love to hear how you enjoyed them. Nothing makes me happier than readers returning to tell me they tried something I shared here. FYI I have another swig cookies recipe here if you are interested: Swig Cookies Recipe



Red Velvet Swig Cookies

Scrumptious and sweet red velvet cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 150 kcal



  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp red gel food colouring
  • 1 container cream cheese frosting
  • A disposable piping bag
  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt and whisk together to combine.
  • Cream together the butter, canola oil, 1 1/2 C sugar, powder sugar, water, eggs and red food colouring until combined.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until combined.
  • Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball.
  • Place onto the cookie sheet.
  • Using the remaining sugar, pour the sugar onto a plate.
  • Spray the bottom of a glass and dip it into the sugar.
  • Lightly press the bottom of the glass onto the cookie dough and press downRepeat steps with remaining dough on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the top doesn't feel doughy anymore.
  • Once the cookies have been baked, let them cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • After all cookies have been baked and cooled, scoop cream cheese frosting into piping bag.
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe small dollops of the frosting on top of the cookiesSmooth frosting out with a knife. Let cookies sit for 30 minutes so that the frosting can harden. Enjoy!! 


Calories: 150kcal
Keyword cookies, red velvet, red velvet cookies, swig cookies, treats
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

One Comment