Got a major sweet tooth? Yeah, well, who doesn’t? While brownies and cookies can be pretty rad, sometimes it can be fun to mix it up a bit. Make these fab red velvet croissants to satisfy your sweet tooth and add some spunk to your next dessert. They’re love and happiness rolled into one tasty treat.

Red Velvet Croissants

  • Prep Time:25 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:48
  • Medium


  • 2 sticks (8 oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 8 oz packs of cream cheese, 1 softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, whisked
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  • Step 1

    With a hand mixer, cream together butter, 1 package of cream cheese and sugar for about 2 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Next, add the sour cream, vanilla and salt. Mix well.

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  • Step 3

    Add in flour, cocoa powder and the red food coloring. Make sure it’s a nice bright red.

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  • Step 4

    Sprinkle flour onto a clean surface and split the dough into four equal sized balls. Flatten each ball into a disk, then wrap in saran wrap. Chill for two hours.

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  • Step 5

    When you’re dough is finished chilling, preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Step 6

    In a medium sized bowl mix 1 package of room temperature cream cheese with powdered sugar.

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  • Step 7

    Roll each ball of dough into a 1/8 inch thick circle, then evenly spread a layer of cream cheese on top and sprinkle with sugar.

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  • Step 8

    Slice each circle into 12 triangles. Starting from the wide end, roll each one up into a spiral.

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  • Step 9

    Place each roll onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spread an egg wash over each cookie and sprinkle with more sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and then dig in.

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