When you are in the mood for something delicious that will make your worries fade away; we have just the thing – red velvet choc chip cookies. So when we stumbled onto this recipe Fiona, creator of Just So Tasty, developed, we knew we had to try it. And they were so magical, we had no choice but to share the recipe with you. These delightful moments have a chewy consistency, a perfectly balanced sweetness and a delicious red velvet flavour.
Without further ado, here is the recipe you should add to your collection right now.
Be sure to measure very carefully.
- 1 ⅓ cup flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 1 ½ tsp corn starch (maizena)
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg (room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp unflavoured red food colouring (gel or liquid)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (we chopped up one of our white chocolate slabs)
1. Mix the flour, cocoa, corn starch, baking soda and salt together and keep aside.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until no clumps of sugar are left.
3. Add the egg and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until combined.
4. Mix in the red food colouring – your dough will turn a bright neon colour (do not panic). Just be careful not to get the colouring on your skin, it’s rather potent.
5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture, in two batches. Be sure to beat on a low speed to ensure you don’t over mix it. Once everything is mixed, add the chocolate chips. If you want, leave a quarter cup of chocolate pieces for decoration at the end, we did not.
6. Put the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes as the dough will be sticky.
7. Form the dough into balls and put them on prepared baking sheets about 5cm apart. We used two teaspoons to form the cookies, to avoid getting the food colouring on us. Once you have everything done, cover the sheets in cling film and put them in the fridge for about 2 and a half hours.
8. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
9. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. They should look just about set when you take them out.
10. Let them cool on the sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
Optional extra step: Should you want to decorate them, stud the 1/4 cup leftover chocolate pieces on the cookie tops.
These cookies are great on their own or with a soothing cup of tea, but they are best shared with a loved one. If, however, you’re in the mood for a chocolatey treat without the baking, subscribe to My Chocolate Box, and we’ll send you a jam-packed box filled with chocolate goodies every month.
Recipe taken from Just So Tasty.