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Red velvet cookie for one, broken in half

Red Velvet Cookie for One

Make this red velvet cookie for one the next time you're craving something sweet. Chewy and a little gooey in the middle - it has the perfect red velvet flavor and tons of melty white chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Velvet Cookie for One, Sinlge Serving Red Velvet Cookie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 1 very large cookie
Calories 806kcal


  • Cookie Sheets


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (28 grams) melted
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar dark will work too
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk discard the white
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour (47 grams) measured with a measuring spoon, level off the top
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips or chunks, divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Line a cookie tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking pan.
  • Whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until combined.
  • Whisk in the egg yolk (be sure to only use the yolk), vanilla extract and red food coloring until smooth. It will look very bright at this point.
  • Whisk/stir in the flour, cocoa and baking soda until no lumps remain.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips/chunks.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place on the lined cookie sheet. Or form into 2 balls and place 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes for one cookie, or about 10-12 minutes for 2 cookies, or until the top looks set.
  • Remove from the oven and place extra chocolate chips/chunks on top of the cookie for the perfect look.


  1. Red Food Coloring: The amount you use is up to you. For the photos, I often use a little more than ½ teaspoon for a very bright color. Liquid or gel will work. 
  2. Nutrition: Details are an estimate only and based on the entire cookie, assuming that you make the dough into one cookie. 


Calories: 806kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 958IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg