I found these cookies from Give Recipe while browsing on Pinterest. I pinned it to my “Sweet” board which is quickly becoming my most pinned to board. I have never made red velvet anything and never thought about what made them red until now. Red food coloring makes them red…that was a lot less exciting than I was expecting but it makes a lot of sense. The suckers smelled amazing from the second the dough was done. I also had to chill the dough for an hour which felt like an eternity because I wanted to see/taste the end product. The dough looked so velvety, majestic, and deep.
To make these cookies you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate or nutella (I used nutella because it saved a few steps)
- ½ cup (110g) butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 and ¾ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 and ½ tablespoons red food coloring (I used liquid)
- 1 cup powdered sugar for coating
- Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in a double broiler or in a heatproof pan over simmering water. Put aside until it reaches room temperature.
- Mix butter and sugars with an electric mixer or with a spatula until creamy.
- Beat egg in another bowl and add it into the mixture.
- Add in melted chocolate, vanilla and red food coloring. Mix well.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda in a separate bowl and gradually add in the butter mixture.
- Chill the dough at least for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough and make it a ball. Put 1 cup powdered sugar in a bowl and roll the cookie ball into the powdered sugar. Coat it well with powdered sugar. Place on the parchment paper. Bake each for 11 minutes.
- Remove from oven and wait on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then let them cool completely on a wire rack.
2. The powdered sugar I used to coat the cookies almost melted, so I sifted some more after they partly cooled.