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Today’s post was actually going to be a really yummy teriyaki chicken casserole, and then Friday happened. It was a long day. Actually it flew by too quickly, but I mean it was one of “those” days. And so I decided that if it was going to be a craptastic day I might as well knock out some cookies for an upcoming Valentines Day post. Then these Red Velvet Marshmallow Dream Cookies happened and dudes, they have a secret ingredient. Who needs chocolate marshmallow cookies, or cookies n cream brownies (actually, I still love both so don’t get rid of them) when you can have these?


Deborah from Taste and Tell and one of my very dear friends is the queen of red velvet. In fact she has more red velvet recipes than anyone. A few of our favorites are, Red Velvet Cheese Ball,Red Velvet Donuts, Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins, and Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies. Seriously, she’s the queen and totally inspired me to try a new red velvet recipe.

The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

Good golly they are good. Like, really good. They are like a dream. A heavenly dream that when someone wakes you up you quickly try to get back to sleep so you can get back to that dream. Quite unlike the dream I had a couple of weeks ago. I dreamed that we knew the end was coming. Cade and I grabbed the girls and tried to go warn a friend but they were convinced that nothing was going to happen and they were just fine doing things their way. We tried to make sure they had a place to go but again they insisted that we were wrong and they weren’t at all worried.

The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

Disappointed, but still in a hurry to get to safety we left. By now huge black clouds and smoke were coming up over the mountains. The sky was darkening and the world seemed to be divided, some were hurrying to safety while others were going about their business or mocking others for their worry.

The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

We made it home and realized that we don’t have a basement so the safest place we could think of was a closet under the stairs. We all huddled in and by now the fires had started. Cade shut the door and we held on to each other and then the world went dark. We were safe, but we could feel that others were not. We knew that there was suffering but we couldn’t leave or we would be gone too. Instead we held onto our girls and just prayed.

The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

The end. How’s that for dramatic?! I woke up feeling a little disoriented and totally weirded out. And then you’ll never guess what happened! Hours later C went down for her nap and when she got up she was crying. I asked what was wrong and she said, “I dweemed there were fires and smoke coming over the mountains”. Cue the creepy theme music.

The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

And on that happy note, haha, I leave you with the worlds best stinking Valentines cookie there is. And who knows, maybe they could even save the world with all the love and goodness that’s wrapped up in them. Oh gosh, and I almost forgot a recap!! Red velvet cookies, marshmallow and the secret ingredient is a greek yogurt cream cheese (yes, it’s a real thing! Check out the cream cheese at your store and look for the one with greek yogurt)! You’d never guess the secret but it makes the yum yummiest frosting! Ok, now tell me your craziest dream!

What is Red Velvet Cake?

Red velvet cake is traditionally a red colored chocolate layer cake, layered with white cream cheese.

The red color comes from food dye, but originally, the color came from non-dutched cocoa.

But, there is more to red velvet cake than food coloring.

Red velvet is made with cocoa powder, vinegar and buttermilk.

Does Red Velvet Cake Just Taste Like Chocolate Cake?

Red velvet cake contains buttermilk and a very small amount of cocoa powder.

These ingredients give the cake a subtle, yet distinctive and delicious flavor that is not quite chocolate and not quite plain vanilla.

How Long Will Cookies Keep in the Freezer?

When properly stored, cookies should keep up to 3 months in the freezer.

They should be tightly wrapped or placed in heavy duty freezer bags.

Red Velvet Marshmallow Dream Cookies

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The Best Valentines Day Cookie (and my husbands favorite ever!) Red Velvet marshmallow! ohsweetbasil.com1

Red Velvet Marshmallow Dream Cookies

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 20 -24 cookies
Red velvet cookies, marshmallow and the secret ingredient is a greek yogurt cream cheese.


  • 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Unsalted Butter cooled slightly
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 24 Marshmallows

For the Frosting

  • 8 oz Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese* see note
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and eggs until smooth.
  • Scoop into rounded balls on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice the marshmallows in half.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and gently add both halves of the marshmallow to the top of the cookie and return to the oven for 2 minutes.
  • Remove to cool slightly before frosting.

For the frosting

  • In a large bowl, mix the frosting ingredients until smooth.
  • Using a knife, carefully frost each cookie.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


If your store does not carry the greek yogurt cream cheese you can use regular or neufchatel
Store in an airtight container
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Marshmallow Dream Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 234
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 32.7mg11%
Carbohydrates 41.6g14%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 31.1g35%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Ok, how did I miss this post the first time around? Thanks for the sweet shout out!!

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  • hello, just wondering.. if using cake mix do i still need to follow the instruction of the cake mix and add on the other three ingredients or just the cake mix with other three ingredients? 🙂 sorry was a little confused in that part 🙂

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    • Oh, no worries! Nope, don’t follow their instructions. Just use the dry powder and my ingredients. 🙂 Thanks for double checking!

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  • That topping looks incredible! I love the photo of you pulling the cookie apart!

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    • I loved shoving it in my mouth which is not photographed. haha

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  • Wow these look perfect 🙂 I am swooning over these cookies.

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  • Greek yogurt cream cheese? Whaaaaaa?? I need this in my life! And I’d definitely describe these babies as a dream…a very good dream…

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    • crazy right? It’s so good too!

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  • I hate those dreams that just hang with you after you wake up! The cookies look beyond amazing! Must find that Greek yogurt cream cheese!

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    • I know, right?! Creepy!

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  • Oh man these look so good and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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    • Thanks girl! I miss seeing you! You’re seriously one of the sweetest bloggers/people out there!

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  • What a scary dream. And even scarier that C had one very close to yours. I’m with you. I just found the greek yogurt cream cheese and use it with a lot of my recipes. Wonderful recipe, hope I get to see you this weekend at Build Your Blog (and that the rest of your week goes MUCH better).

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    • Shoot, you’re going? I decided to stay home this time. 🙁

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  • hokay, that is a scary dream! And then C having a similar one? Whoa.
    I’m glad you counteracted those dreams with these ahmayazing cookies! I LOVE the Greek yogurt cream cheese. Just started buying it and it rocks!

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    • Right?! TOtally creepy!!

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