Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dark (red) Velvet Cookies...because my food coloring FAILS

Yes. I set out to make beautiful red red velvet cookies but they ended up so chocolate-y brown. but i figured since red velvet and devil's food cake are somewhat interchangeable, these cookies can be considered devil's food cookie.... with white chocolate chips. Mmm. with the combination of cake flour and all purpose flour, the cookies came out with a crunchy outside and a soft chewy inside whoo!  

you know the drill. cream a stick of slightly-cooler-than-room-temperature butter with 1/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy.

add a teaspoon of vanilla and an egg and mix to combine. 

 add a teaspoon of red food coloring (if you want to make it red velvet) and mix that in until incorporated.

 i sifted 3/4 cup cake flour, 3/4 AP flour, 1/3 cup cocoa powder (maybe a little less to prevent the cookies from turning completely brown if you're into make red velvet...), 1 teaspoon baking soda, and a dash of salt twice. this ensures no lumps! i sifted it in thirds into the dough and mixed until just incorporated. 

 when the last part of the flour is mixed in and there's still little specks of flour present, add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (i wish i had added more because there weren't enough chips in each cookie) and mix that into the dough. 

 i used my ice cream scoop but realized the balls came out too big so i halved them. each ball came out to approximately 1.5 ounces. 

 double protect them balls of dough with saran wrap and let it chill in the freezer until they harden (approximately 30 min to an hour)! then transfer them to an airtight container or a freezer bag and leave it there overnight! seriously! it'll give time for the flavors to meld and also the butter won't be all soft and make your cookies spread out really thin in the oven. 

take the balls out of the freezer and bake them in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. to check if they were done, i stuck a toothpick in it. if it came out clean it's good to go! they came out pretty domed... so i lightly tapped them down to make them flatter. problem solved! 

note to self: cookies need more white chocolate chips!! 
crispy on the outside, thick and chewy on the inside. :)

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar 
3/4 cup light brown sugar 
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp red food coloring (optional)
3/4 cup cake flour 
3/4 cup all purpose flour 
1/3 cup cocoa powder
  (maybe a little less cocoa powder if you want to make the cookies more red)
1 tsp baking powder 
dash of salt 
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or more)

1 comment:

  1. The texture was so good. Crispy on the ouside but so soft in the middle. Nomnomnom