I thought these were great cookies. Like, really special. They have a nice red velvet chocolate flavor and benefit from a perfect soft cookie texture.
The original recipe calls for chocolate chips, but I felt like white chocolate chips would be a better flavor pairing and would be more aesthetically-pleasing. I added the chips prior to baking, as opposed to just out of the oven, and the white chocolate burned just a little but. I think adding the chips to the cooling cookies would be better timing.
I brought the leftover cookies to work the next day, and all of the red velvet cookies disappeared while the funfetti sugar cookies barely had any takers. I think that says it all.
RED VELVET WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Based on this recipe.
1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp. (198 g) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (21 g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150 g) light brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tbsp. whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp. red food coloring
1 cup (180 g) white chocolate chips (plus extra for decoration)
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter in a stand mixer with paddle attachment on high speed for one minute.
- Beat in sugars for another minute.
- Beat in egg, milk and vanilla extract, scraping sides as needed.
- Add food coloring, then beat until combined.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients, then beat on low speed until soft dough is formed. Add more food coloring as desired.
- Add the white chocolate chips on low speed.
- Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Take 1.5 tablespoons of dough (~18-20 cookies), roll into a ball, and place on baking sheet.
- Bake 10-11 minutes, remove from oven, and stick a few chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.