I decided to go with another cake-themed cookie this week. I needed to mix it up a little with something different. Plus, part of my sister’s wedding cake was red velvet, and my family and I celebrated my sister’s birthday today along with Mother’s Day.
This is honestly very similar to a recipe that is called the White Chip Chocolate Cookies, with the main difference being the red food coloring.
If you decided to make this recipe, make sure you have a few hours to make it, since you need to chill the dough for 1-2 hours before baking.
- 1 1/3 cups (189g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
- 4 tsp (6g) cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp (heaping) salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
- 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (55g) packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp liquid red food coloring, or 1 1/2 tsp gel red food coloring
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined.
- Mix in egg. Add in red food coloring, vanilla and vinegar.
- Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Mix in 3/4 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chips (set aside remaining 1/3 cup to use after baking).
- Cover bowl and chill dough 1 – 2 hours until dough is nearly firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees near the end of dough chilling.
- Scoop dough out and shape into balls about 1 1/2 Tbsp each (or 28g). Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet spacing 2-inches apart.
- Bake one sheet at a time (keep remaining dough chilled and repeat process), until cookies appear set on the edges but slightly under-baked in the center, about 10 – 11 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and gently press some of the remaining white chocolate chips into tops.
- Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.