Red velvet chocolate chip cookies

    1 hour 30 min

    Red velvet cookies dotted with chocolate chips are perfect for Christmas gifts or Valentine's Day! I really recommend chilling the dough - it really does make a difference in the texture of this cookie. You can dip the cookies in white chocolate or use a combination of both white and dark chocolate chips for a contrast in colour. If chilled overnight, remove dough from refrigerator about 30 minutes before working with it.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 190g plain flour
    • 30g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 115g butter, softened
    • 115g brown sugar
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
    • 170g dark chocolate chips, or as needed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
    2. Beat butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes; beat in brown sugar and caster sugar until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat egg, milk and vanilla extract into butter mixture; beat in food colouring until uniformly coloured.
    3. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture gradually with electric mixer on low speed until combined; stir in chocolate chips. Cover bowl with cling film; place in the fridge for 1 hour or up to overnight.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 C /Gas 4. Line baking trays with baking paper.
    5. Roll dough into 5cm balls. Place on prepared baking trays, leaving some space for them to spread out as they cook; flatten slightly.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with a few additional chocolate chips; allow to cool completely.


    If you have chilled the dough overnight, remove dough from fridge about 30 minutes before working with it.

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    These cookies are so yummy, light and moist. I used white chocolate chips and added an extra egg. The recipe is super-easy to follow. The only thing to bear in mind is that if you want them to look red, you have to use a lot of food colouring.  -  06 May 2018


    I love this recipe! The only change I make is using white chocolate chips rather than dark. It not only makes them pretty, but also gives them a different flavor, which everyone loves. I like to make them petite.  -  26 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great cookies! I only used 1 tablespoon of red food coloring instead of 2. I also used white chocolate chips!  -  26 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)