These Red Velvet Cookies are made from scratch. These buttery cookies with a hint of chocolate are soft and chewy in the middle with crisp outer edges.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and these red velvet cookies are a quick and easy dessert to whip up. There’s no need to chill the dough with these cookies. Simply combine the ingredients, scoop and bake. It’s literally that easy!
Here’s how to make Red Velvet Cookies:
In medium sized bowl, add dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir and set aside.
Blend softened butter and both sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for at least 3 minutes.
Add in egg and vanilla extract. Blend until well combined.
Add vinegar and food coloring followed by dry ingredients to bowl, blending on medium-low speed just until ingredients are combined. The vinegar is supposed to react with the cocoa to help give the batter a reddish hue naturally, but it looks more like a dull brown, thus the need to add food coloring.
With the addition of food coloring, the batter should look like the picture below. I used gel food coloring for this recipe and it took about 1/4 teaspoon. If using liquid food coloring, you will probably need 2 to 3 teaspoons. Keep adding a little at a time until desired color is reached.
Fold in white chocolate chips to batter.
Use cookie scoop to drop rounded tablespoon of cookie dough onto baking sheet. (I use a 12 x 17 baking sheet with a silicone lined baking mat)
I highly recommend using the silicone baking mat. It ensures even baking. If you don’t have this, use parchment paper instead.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 – 9 minutes. (I baked mine for 8 minutes)
Remove pan to wire rack and let cookies cool on pan for 2 minutes and then transfer over to wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Red Velvet Cookies
Red Velvet Cookies are made from scratch. These cookies are soft and chewy in the center with crisp outer edges. Buttery with a hint of chocolate.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp white distilled vinegar
- 1/4 tsp red food coloring (gel) or 2 to 3 tsp (liquid)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In medium sized bowl, add dry ingredients together: flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. Add butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to large bowl. Blend with electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes.
4. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Blend until combined. Add in vinegar and food coloring followed by dry ingredients. Blend on medium-low speed just until ingredients are combined.
5. Fold in white chocolate chips. Use cookie scoop to drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 9 minutes. Remove pan to wire rack and let cookies cool on pan for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to finish cooling completely.
7. Store in airtight container.
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