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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Have a chocoholic or a red velvet lover around? These sweet cookies are a twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie giving it a punch of color, but oh so soft and melty with that choco-licious flavor.

These are perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, but who am I kidding? They’re good anytime of year.

I’m not much for the full blogs that give a lifetime account before getting to the recipe. So, here’s my no fluff go to for red velvet chocolate chip cookies.


  • 2 sticks (16 TBS) room temp butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs vanilla
  • 2 TBS buttermilk
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 3 C unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (reserve 1 C)


Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy

Add eggs and vanilla – mix until just combined

Add buttermilk and red food coloring – mix until just combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

Turn on mixer and add dry ingredients to red mixture, a few heaping tablespoons at a time. Scraping down the sides of the bowl and paddle as needed.

When combined, add chocolate chips. Make sure you reserved 1 C for after baking.

Bake at 350 for 8-9 mins.

Once removed from oven and still hot use the reserved chocolate chips to push 3-4 in the tops of each cookie to make them bakery pretty.

Let cool and store in airtight container.

See me make them:

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Published by Karen Piehl

I am a wife, mother, friend, artist, baker, decorator, risk taker, mess maker, coffee lover, quirky, creative, and a wonderfully made child of God. I wear a lot of hats in the creative world, but my love and passion is baking and decorating cookies & cakes.

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