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Pinterest Experiment #6: Red Velvet Cookies

I love cookie fake-outs! For me, that means cookie recipes that are semi homemade so you can still claim it is “homemade”. For this recipe, it caught my eye because who doesn’t love red velvet cake? And when you put that into the convenience of a cookie, you just can’t say no. Well, at least I can’t. Hehe…

Here’s what you’ll need:DSC_0186

  • 1 package of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted to remove clumps
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp red food colouring (I’m guessing this is referring to the liquid drops you can buy in grocery store) – I used about 1/4 tsp of concentrated red gel food colouring
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup white chocolate chips (your preference)

Allons-y! (Can you guess which Doctor that catch line belongs to?)

  1. Prep your baking sheet with parchment and preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cookie mix, cocoa powder, egg, and butter. I did this by hand but in hindsight, it would have been a lot easier with a stand mixer or hand mixer. The dough will come out a little dryer than it usually is because of the cocoa powder.DSC_0191
  3. Mix in the food colouring, whether it is gel or liquid. I had to switch to using my hands to knead it in because dough was a bit dry and gel food colouring didn’t stir in well.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by the tablespoon onto your baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Check on it when it has 1-2 minutes to go, to see if it’s already done. If your oven isn’t calibrated properly, you could possibly be baking at a higher/lower temperature than you thought.
  6. Serve warm because somehow, the white chocolate chips, take on a cream cheese like taste so they taste like a true red velvet cake should: chocolate-y red goodness with some ooey gooey melty cream cheesiness.

Thank you for stopping by and wishing you happy Christmas baking!


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