These red velvet cookies are soft, chewy and super delicious! Loaded with white chocolate chips, they’re like red velvet cake but in cookie form. A must make for any cookie lover!
Sometimes I get asked how I come up with new recipes to make. Or where do I find ideas on what to bake next. The beauty in the baking world is that there is an abundance of treats to be made, desserts to be created and sweets to be baked. The choices and creativity you can find are limitless and I absolutely love that!
These cookies are definitely a keeper in any baker’s cookie portfolio. They are right up there with the classics like chocolate chip cookies and double chocolate chip cookies.
I used a simple base to create these red velvet cookies. All of the ingredients are what you can find in any standard red velvet desserts recipe.
Mix of white and soft brown sugar
Corn flour/ Corn starch
Red food colouring
White chocolate chips
This is a standard cookie dough recipe. We infuse it with those classic red velvet flavours such as cocoa powder, vanilla and red food colouring. I added a splash of milk to keep the dough soft and the cookies moist.
To mimic the cream cheese frosting flavour that we usually find with red velvet cakes, we use some good quality white chocolate chips. The combination of the white chocolate and red velvet cookie dough is truly delicious and make it near impossible to stop at just one cookie!
Tips for success
- Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This gives a good texture and structure for the cookies.
- Cornflour/cornflour is added to help thicken the dough and reduce spreading. I highly recommend not skipping this ingredient.
- I use liquid red food colouring but you can just as easily use gel food colouring. I suggest starting with 1/2 teaspoon and go from there.
- Using milk in the dough helps keep the cookies moist. I have used evaporated milk and even sour cream in the place of milk and they work great.
- White chocolate chips are delicious in this recipe. However, you can also use dark or milk chocolate chips instead.
- Chilling the dough is super important. Try your best not to skip this part.
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