Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

It's... drumroll, please... birthday cookie time again!

Tomorrow is my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!), and he actually emailed me a recipe he wanted me to try. Which was awesome, considering the first time I asked he replied "Something with chocolate". Umm, not really narrowing the field with that response Dad :)

I liked making these cookies, mainly because you don't need to use as much red food coloring as you would for cupcakes. For comparison, I use 3 bottles of red food coloring when I make my cupcakes, and I used 1½ teaspoons for these cookies. I was happy on that note.

The hubby and I did split one of these cookies, before I shipped them off. I was going to send them all, when the hubby reminded me that a professional chef never sends a product without first tasting it. Touche. I think he just wanted a cookie. These turned out thick and chewy, and delightfully moist. Yum!


½ cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temp
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1½ tsp red food color
1½ cups flour
2½ tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup white chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and spray lightly with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix 3-4 minutes, or until butter mixture is light and fluffy. Add egg to mixture, combine well. Add vinegar, vanilla, and red food color. Mix until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour through salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in 2 additions, mixing well between additions. 
4. Fold in white chocolate chips.
5. Roll dough into ping-pong size balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven 8-11 minutes, or until edges are browned. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff


  1. And they are SO good! If I use discretion, and show restraint, they might last until May 15th. I'm not big on discretion and restraint when it comes to food, but we'll see.
    Again, thank you so much Jess for taking the time and postage for my present. I'm starting research for my 75th birthday cookies coming up in a few weeks! :)

    1. I'm glad you like them :) You know, I can always ship out cookies more than once a year, it's not a big deal. I'm definitely shipping out Christmas cookies this year though!