Its been a busy few months and I haven't posted anything here since July! I was off to such a great start but I have definitely been slacking. So really the only New Years resolution that I have is to get back with the food blogging and recipe hunting!
So I made these last week as Christmas gifts and they came out awesome! Really easy for a 'red velvet' recipe. Give it a shot and I'm sure they will be something everyone can enjoy!
- 1 and 1/2 cups + 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2.5 teaspoons red food coloring (liquid or gel)
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
Toss the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl as needed. Switch the mixer to medium speed and beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once mixed, add the food coloring and beat until combined. Turn the mixer off and pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Turn the mixer on low and slowly beat until a very soft dough is formed. Beat in more food coloring if you'd like the dough to be redder. On low speed, beat in the chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky.
Cover the dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Chilling is mandatory.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
Scoop 1.5 Tablespoons of dough and mold into a ball, as pictured above. Place 9 balls onto each baking sheet. Bake each batch for 10-11 minutes. The cookies may have only spread slightly, that is ok. Simply press down on the warm cookies to slightly flatten and form crinkles. Stick a few chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies, that's optional and only for looks.
Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
This is a very festive cookie to make for the holidays. It could also be great for Valentine's day too.