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.