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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Red Velvet and White Chocolate Cookies


One of my lovely friends has been baking all things red velvet this week and when I saw her post a picture of red velvet cookies on facebook I had to ask for the recipe. I had a wee play with it to make it my own and am pretty happy with the result.

Recipe makes 24 cookies
100 grams of butter, at room temperature
½ cup white sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg (size 7 or 8)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1½ tablespoons red food colouring
¾ cup white chocolate drops

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper.
In the bowl of your stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment), cream the butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the food colouring and mix on a medium speed to combine.
Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low and add the egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa and fold with the wet ingredients before reducing the mixer speed to low and mix until thoroughly combined.
Add the white chocolate drops and gently fold in the white chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout your mixture.
Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture up and roll it into balls before placing them on the baking paper 3-4cm apart from one another.
Lightly flatten each cookie ball with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, they will be slightly golden and crisp around the edges.

They are very yummy cookies and a little bit different to your usual cookies, I think it might be safe to say that if it’s red velvet, I’m going to love it!

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