Thursday, April 4, 2013

white chocolate chip red velvet cookies.

[adapted from http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/08/red-velvet-white-chocolate-chip-cookies/]



that's right. yum.

If you like red velvet, these cookies are for you. They are soft and chewy and delicious. The white chocolate chips really go well with these cookies too. If only someone would make cream cheese flavored chips...these would be perfect!



Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder*
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp all vegetable shortening (Crisco), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips, divided


just a bowl full of cookies. 
what could be better?!



Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, set aside. 

3. Add butter, shortening and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until very pale and fluffy about 4 minutes. 

4. Add egg and egg yolk and mix until combine. 

5. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix until well blended. 

6. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combine. 

7. Mix in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. 

8. Scoop dough out by the tablespoon and roll into balls and place on cookie sheets. 

9. Gently press about 6 white chocolate chips into the top of each cookie, being careful not to flatten the cookies (if you do flatten them a bit just reshape them to the height they had before adding the chips) and bake in preheated oven 8 - 9 minutes. 

10. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 

11. Store cookies in an airtight container.

*If you want a more chocolaty cookie you could replace 1 - 2 Tbsp flour with an additional 1 -2 Tbsp cocoa, the red just won't be quite as vibrant. Or, you could replace the white chocolate chips with chocolate chips.

1 comment:

  1. yum is right! cream cheese flavored chips! haha nice :) i bet you'd like this cake too http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2013/04/red-velvet-chocolate-chip-bundt-cake.html

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