Red Velvet Christmas Pancakes

Have a holly, jolly breakfast with adorable Red Velvet Christmas Pancakes made with Bisquick®! Choose your favorite holiday cookie cutters and let the fun begin.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 14


Cream Cheese Topping

oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
cup butter, softened
tablespoons milk
cups powdered sugar


cups Original Bisquick™ mix
tablespoon granulated sugar
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
cup milk
to 1 1/2 teaspoons red paste food color*
Powdered sugar, if desired
Candy sprinkles, if desired

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and 3 tablespoons milk with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until topping is smooth. Cover; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir all pancake ingredients except powdered sugar with wire whisk until well blended. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat (375°F). (To test griddle, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If bubbles jump around, heat is just right.) Brush with vegetable oil if necessary or spray with cooking spray before heating.
  • 3 For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles form on top and edges are dry. Turn; cook other side until golden brown. Use seasonal-shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes from warm pancakes. Or, generously grease inside of any seasonal-shaped pancake mold. Fill mold according to manufacturer's directions and cook as directed.
  • 4 Spoon cream cheese topping into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to create outline around edge of shapes or drizzle topping over pancakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and candy sprinkles.

Expert Tips

*Liquid food color is not recommended for this recipe.