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Whether you’re a Taylor Swift fan or not, these cookies are a tasty addition to satisfying those midnight cravings. They’d also be a great way to celebrate midnight on New Years Eve but really, Taylor Swift fans, this one’s for you. 

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red velvet cookies with white frosting and blue and purple toppings

What are Midnights Cookies?

We all love a red velvet cookie but what we love even more, is a Midnight-inspired cookie. Taylor Swift fans, this one is for you. 

These beautifully decorated cookies are my Red Velvet Cookie and Cream Cheese Frosting recipes together. The decorations are inspired by Taylor Swift’s album called Midnight. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Perfect cookies to compliment a sleepover! Bake these with your besties while you blast Taylor’s Midnight album. 
  • The best instagramable cookies. You must share these decorated cookies with your followers! Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you do, @crazyforcrust!
  • Fell in love with the Midnight album too? These cookies will make the album experience even better
red velvet cookies with white frosting and blue and purple toppings

Ingredients you’ll need

How to make Midnights Cookies

This is an optional step, but these cookies bake better while listening to Midnight. I also recommend you keep “Anti-Hero” on replay. 

  • Make frosting as directed. Frost cookies as desired. The pictured frosting used a Wilton round tip to pipe swirls, but you can also just frost the cookies. Leave a bit of frosting aside for the Lavender Haze cookies.
  • Midnights Cookies: Sprinkle with sprinkles
  • Snow on the Beach Cookies: Place snowflakes on top.
  • Bejeweled Cookies: Sprinkle with the gem or sparkly sprinkles.
  • Meet me at Midnight Cookies: Pipe clock hands at midnight with decorator icing.
  • 13 Cookies: Pipe a 13 with decorator icing.
  • Lavender Haze Cookies: Color a bit of the frosting with violet food coloring. Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and put both white and purple frosting on it. Wrap it up in a log and cut off one tip – place it in a piping bag—Frost as desired. See note for a link to a post that explains this. 
red velvet cookies with white frosting and blue and purple toppings

Expert Tips

  • The amount of red food coloring depends on the kind you use. For example, if you use regular grocery-store food coloring, you only need a teaspoon. If you use gel food coloring, use ½ teaspoon, a little goes a long way. 
  • Add the vinegar at the end, so it doesn’t activate the baking soda. If you add it too soon, you would get a little red velvet volcano on your hands. 
  • Don’t have white vinegar? Substitute lemon juice! Be sure to not use balsamic or red vinegar. 
red velvet cookies with white frosting and blue and purple toppings

Taylor Swift Midnights Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Cookies based on Taylor Swifts Midnights Album – decorated red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 18 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie

Ingredients
 

  • 1 recipe Red Velvet Cookies
  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Midnight colored sprinkles (see note)
  • Snowflake sprinkles (see note)
  • Black Decorator Icing (see note)
  • Gem or sparkly sprinkles (see note)
  • Violet gel food coloring

Instructions

  • Make cookies as directed, cool.
  • Make frosting as directed. Frost cookies as desired. Pictured frosting used a Wilton round tip to pipe swirls, but you can also just frost the cookies. Leave a bit of frosting aside for the Lavender Haze cookies.
  • Midnights Cookies: Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Snow on the Beach Cookies: Place snowflakes on top.
  • Bejeweled Cookies: Sprinkle with gem or sparkly sprinkles.
  • Meet me at Midnight Cookies: Pipe clock hands at midnight with decorator icing.
  • 13 Cookies: Pipe a 13 with decorator icing.
  • Lavender Haze Cookies: Color a bit of the frosting with violet food coloring. Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and put both white and purple frosting on it. Wrap it up in a log and cut off one tip – place in piping bag. Frost as desired. See note for link to a post that explains this.

Recipe Notes

  • Snowflake sprinkles – you can find these at craft stores and online
  • Black decorator icing – you can buy the little tubes in the baking aisle or color some of the frosting black.
  • Here is a frosting tutorial for the swirled frosting.
  • Sprinkles: Many craft stores have fun sprinkle mixes, or buy single colors and mix your own. For fancier sprinkles, I love shopping at Sweetapolita (the one shown is from their advent calendar). Check out their Luxe line for the bejeweled cookies. For the midnight sprinkles here are some options: Fairy Tale, Obsessed, or Sugar Rush. You can also check out Fancy Sprinkles for other options.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.003g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.004g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 0.2mg | Fiber: 0.001g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 0.002IU | Calcium: 0.1mg | Iron: 0.003mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Taylor Swift Midnights Cookies – Maroon Red Velvet Cookies decorated like the songs on the album – these are the perfect cookie recipe for any Swiftie!

Dorothy Kern

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