If you can believe it, I’m not a huge fan of red velvet cake. To me it’s just another chocolate cake and chocolate cakes just don’t do it for me. However, I do love red velvet for the novelty factor. The bright red makes me so happy which it why I had to make these the minute I saw the recipe.
They turned out so good! The outside is crisp but the inside is deliciously chewy. My 3 year old said thought they were brownies – that should give you a hint about how amazingly chewy they are. Do they taste different than regular double chocolate chip cookies? No, not really but like I said, I wanted to make them just because I apparently like wasting red food color.
A few notes: the batter is very stiff. Very stiff. I ended up just pouring heavy cream over it in the final steps to get it to all come together. I estimated how much I used but if you need more, don’t hesitate to use it. You need to be able to easily fold the chocolate chips in with a rubber spatula. Also, if you were to add a small amount of vinegar to the batter, it would bring out the red even more. If you wanted to do that, just replace a small amount of the heavy cream with white vinegar.
Red Velvet Chip Cookies
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup heavy cream or milk*
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and heavy cream and combine until smooth. Beat in red food coloring. Stir in cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough and set on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- *If you are using liquid food dye, you will need less heavy cream. I suggest leaving the heavy cream as the last step (before chocolate chips) and adding as needed.
Lyric Leigh says
I made these cookies and they weren’t remotely red!! Dont know if its because I used a darker cocoa or what. But they looked and tasted like regular double chocolate chocolate-chip cookies. I even tried the vinager trick on the last of the batch…nada!! Ugh!!!
Can’t wait to try these.
Made these cookies and they turned out FABULOUS! I am going to substitute white chocolate chips next time – we’ll see what happens!
Lyric Leigh says
Did you’re turn out red, because mine didnt. I did use “Special Dark” 100% Cocoa. Help!
Lauren Williams says
I can’t wait to make these! I love all things red velvet!
Lauren Williams says
Just wanted to let you know, I actually did make these :) and I featured a post on my blog…they were delicious!!!
I am a big fan of red velvet mini cupcakes. Will definitely try this recipe out.
Oh boy! Just printed this one out. These look SO good!
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[email protected] says
I love red velvet cake. I am so glad someone has finally posted a red velvet cookie recipe from scratch. Do you think these would be good with cream cheese frosting on top?
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Yes, definitely! I think these are perfect for cream cheese frosting!
Thanks for commenting. :)
Great cookies for the holiday season!
This sounds really good, but i agree with you, just a chocolate cake… pretty though. I think I like the frosting best on the cakes. But these cookies would be very interesting to try
Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread says
I love red velvet and in cookie form sounds perfect!
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carter @ the kitchenette says
I’ve just recently discovered a long-lost love for red velvet cake, so I’m loving the idea of cookies. It’s like… portable cake. Yeah, sign me up.
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Aunt Micki says
Now, you know your Aunt Micki LOVES red velvet! I’ve got to try these; I think I might even put a little cream cheese frosting on them……
What a great idea for a cookie!
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What a neat idea to make chocolate chip cookies special.
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Yummy! I have actually never had red velvet cake before, but I know I would love these cookies!
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I didn’t know abt the vinegar technique ! Shall try that next time. Thanks for sharing !
I have got to try these. They sound awesome.
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