I'm gonna let the pictures of these red velvet chocolate chip cookies speak for themselves.
Are you listening, 'cause they are saying delicious slightly chewy chocolate chip cookies with a twist.
Yup these ain't no plain vanilla cookie, Oh yeah, I've added a little raspberry to them which I know is not traditional, but sometimes I'm just crazy like that ;)
Feel free to omit the raspberry. Your choice.
Hope you love them as much as I do.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes approx 20 cookies)
220g (7 and 3/4 oz) plain (all purpose) flour
40g (1 and 3/8oz) cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
115g (4oz) unsalted butter room temperature
100g (3 and 1/2oz) white sugar (I used caster/ superfine sugar - use regular white if you can't find superfine)
100g (3 and 1/2oz) brown sugar firmly packed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp raspberry essence
1/4tsp red food colour
85g (3 oz) milk chocolate chips
85g (3 oz) white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 160 C. Line 2 trays with baking paper (parchment paper).
Sift together the flour, baking powder (soda), salt and cocoa.
In a large bowl cream together the butter, white and brown sugar at high speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed to medium low and mix in the egg, vanilla, raspberry essence and food colour until combined.
Add the sifted flour mixture and mix at low speed until the mixture has just combined.
Using a spatula or large spoon mix in the white and milk chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Spoon dough onto the prepared trays about 1 1/2 Tbsp (2 US Tbsp) in size and flatten slightly.
Bake for around 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven allow to rest on trays for around 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
* I often add some extra white chips by removing the tray and gently pressing about 3 into the top of each cookie about 7 minutes into baking so they look good but don't over brown :)
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for at least 3 days.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores.
Original Ideas, photography and recipes by Linda Vandermeer do not reuse without permission.