White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies
Yields: 12 cookies
 
These gorgeous cookies have the perfect flavor balance of chocolate in the cookie dough and vanilla from the white chocolate chips. They’ll stay soft & chewy for an entire week when stored in an airtight container—if they last that long!
  • ¾ c + 2 tbsp (105g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • ¼ c (20g) unsweetened cocoa powder (measured correctly)
  • ¾ tsp (1g) cornstarch
  • ½ tsp (2g) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (2g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
  • ½ c (106g) light brown sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp (9mL) red food coloring
  • 3 tbsp (32g) white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the brown sugar, smearing out any clumps along the side of the bowl. Carefully stir in the red food coloring. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 12 rounded scoops onto the prepared baking sheet, and flatten to about half their height. Press the remaining white chocolate chips into the tops. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
Notes: On the baking aisle, there should be large bottles of red food coloring sold individually. Do not use the tiny dropper bottles; they don’t contain enough food coloring. Be careful when adding the food coloring; it stains clothes easily!

If you aren’t a fan of white chocolate, substitute 2 tablespoons of regular semisweet chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of miniature chocolate chips. (Mix ½ tablespoon of the miniatures into the dough, and press the remaining ones into the tops of the cookies.)

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to serve more.

{low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/01/29/white-chocolate-red-velvet-cookies/