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Red Velvet Surprise Inside Valentine's Cookies

Almond cookies covered in sprinkles with a surprise fudge layer in the middle. These cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine's Day.
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, Sprinkle Cookies, valentine's day cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
42 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 179kcal
Author Jere @One Hot Oven



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and shortening until fluffy on medium speed.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
  • Beat in the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
  • Mix in the flour on medium speed until combined, forming a soft dough.
  • Remove 3/4 cup of the dough to a small bowl and add the sifted powdered sugar, cocoa powder, red food coloring, and melted butter. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the 1/4 tsp. of almond extract to the remaining dough.
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of almond-flavored dough and make 25 balls with the dough
  • Measure out 1 teaspoon the red velvet chocolate dough into 25 1" balls.
  • Flatten the almond-flavored dough balls and place a red velvet dough ball in the center and mold the dough around it to make a round ball.
  • Roll the dough ball several times in your hands to warm the dough up. The dough ball needs to be warm for the nonpareils to stick to the dough.
  • Roll the ball in the nonpareil sprinkles and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.


Measure out all the dough balls to make sure you have 25 of each.  If you have too many or not enough of one just pinch some dough off another dough ball to make 25 of each.
After you roll the two dough balls together, roll the ball in you have several times to warm up the dough to get a bit sticky and immediately roll in the nonpareils.  
If you let the dough balls sit and then roll in the nonpareils the dough won't be sticky enough.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Fat: 8.4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 30mg