These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies will make the perfect gift or serve for a casual celebration. Their stunning red color makes them perfect for the occasion. Give these sweet treats to that special someone and they’ll surely be impressed.
What are red velvet cookies?
A wonderful combination of vanilla, chocolate, and food coloring to put the trademark “Red” in red velvet. Are y
ou hankering for something red velvet but are unable to get it? Then you should give these cookies a try, they will satisfy your craving.
- December 4th is National Cookie Day.
- The word cookie comes from the Dutch word “koekje” which means small cake.
- They are sometimes called biscuits in some countries like England.
The method of making red velvet cake comes from Maryland in the early 20th century. It was very popular at the time and was considered a luxury dessert. For this reason, it was later adopted into cookies and has become just as successful.
To be served on?
We all know that Valentine’s day is coming up, we’re all running around looking for small, chocolate treats, wrapped in red to give our significant others. Well, why run around when you can make these small, red, chocolaty treats from the comfort of your home?
What can it be paired with?
On their own, these cookies are delectable! However, for added comfort and that extra love, Vanilla ice cream is a good match for this dessert. The richness of the cookies can be emphasized without the ice cream flavor overpowering it.
Method of baking
Using a medium bowl, whip together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Secondly, beat in a large bowl, the butter, and sugars together until fluffy and light.
Combine with egg, vanilla, and food coloring. Add flour mixture to large bowl half at a time, with mixer on low. Turn off the mixer and stir in chocolate chips(white) with a rubber spatula, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven and Line 2 baking sheets and with parchment paper or a Silpat-mat
Scoop dough into balls using a cookie scoop and place them on lined sheets, moreover, bake
for 7-8 minutes until set. Following that, you can add extra white chocolate chips to the cookies while they’re still warm from the oven.
The main ingredient explained
Food coloring is the ingredient that gives the cookies their red color, it adds visual appeal to the dish. it is used to catch the eyes of passers-by who are intrigued by its stunning red appearance.
Whip: To whip something means to stir or to beat ingredients (especially eggs or cream) at a light, rapid pace, removing any lumps and combining thoroughly. This process also incorporates air into the ingredients which act as leavening during baking.
Why should you make this
If you are on a budget but you still want to do something special for your significant other or for kids or ev
en for some friends, you have found the right recipe! There is no hassle, you simply prepare the dough and refrigerate, then shape and bake your cookies.
Q) What can I use as a substitute for red food coloring?
A) I suggest that you use pure unsweetened Beet Juice as a substitute, use in the same portions as the recipe states.
What are you waiting for? These heartwarming cookies are the chocolate treats you have been looking forward to. Share this soft chewy goodness with your kids’ friends and family and they will surely delight in the rich goodness.
- 2-3 tsp red food coloring(liquid or gel)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1large egg
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter(room temp)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp salt
In a medium bowl whip the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
In the stand mixer's bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until fluffy and light.
Add in the vanilla, egg, and food coloring. Turning the mixer speed to low, beat in the flour mixture half at a time.
Turn off the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
When preparing to bake, line two baking sheets or cookie sheets, and set the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
Set the cookie dough to thaw if it is too hard. Roll the dough into one and a half-inch balls (using a cookie scoop) and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake each batch of cookies one at a time, on the center rack of the oven for 6-7 minutes, or until the cookie tops are set.
Remove cookies from the oven to cool for 10 minutes, add extra white chocolate chips to cookies (optional), then set on a cooling rack to finish the cooling process.