December 23, 2012

red (velvet) and white cookies

Another last minute homemade holiday gift idea:  red and white cookies!

These red velvet and white chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the holidays, plus this recipe yields some super soft and chocolatey deliciousness.

Happy Holidays!

Here's the recipe:

Red and White Cookies
adapted from Sunny Side Up
Makes about 20 cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup cocoa powder

6-10 drops of red food coloring liquid or gel 
1/2 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the food coloring until you reach the desired color. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 

Add the flour mixture, mixing until thoroughly combined. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the white chocolate chips.

Using a spoon, form the dough into 1.5" balls and place the dough two inches apart on the baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a measuring cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly crispy around the edges.

Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

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