Just a simple post on the world’s best creation: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I know… it sounds delicious – and it was. Bakers seem to have an obsession with red velvet. While scrolling through Pinterest, I’ve come across red velvet cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and even donuts. When I saw that howsweeteats.com had posted a red velvet chocolate chip cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it.
This is my adaption of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe courtesy of howsweeteats.com posted below).
To be honest, I was so surprised at how much red food coloring had to go into the batter to give it a bright red color. I use Wilton’s Icing Colors which usually do the trick for frosting but to change the chocolately brown color of the cookie dough to a scarlet red, I had to add almost a tablespoon of icing.
Even so, the color of the cookies were not as bright red as I would have hoped. Maybe instead of using a lot of cocoa powder in the cookies, substituting melted white chocolate would increase the vividness of the dough.
As you can see in the first photo, I use an ice cream scooper/cookie dough scooper to make sure I have a consistent amount of dough for each cookie. I have realized over the years that this is crucial for cookies. If you have too little dough for one cookie, it can burn or if you have too much dough for one cookie, it might still be raw inside. I also use the scooper to scoop cupcake dough to make sure that each cupcake is the same size!
Despite the not-so-red color of the red velvet cookies, I was absolutely thrilled with the results of these cookies. They were perfectly crispy on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside. I mean, what more do you want from cookies? I ate two cookies straight out of the pan with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was delicious!!! Not only were they simple, they were so popular with my friends that I knew I had to make another batch again. I think these cookies would be perfect for a bakesale, fundraiser, or even for a special little treat.
makes 12-15 cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and combine until smooth. Beat in red food coloring. Stir in cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt until just combined, scraping down the sides when needed. Fold in chocolate chips.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of dough and set on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Hope you enjoy!