On the 10th day of Holiday baking, For Love of the Mouse gave to me, the most glowed up chocolate chip cookies on the block! We are making red velvet chocolate chip cookies and they are superb.
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These red velvet chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and delcious. These are some of my most requested cookies from friends and family and because of the gorgeous red color, they are the perfect glow up for the chocolate chip cookie for the holidays.
I have been making these cookies for years. I played around with the recipe and finally have developed the perfect red velvet chocolate chip cookie!
Chocolate chip cookies are such a staple. Every good cookie plate has a chocolate chip cookie but it sometimes gets forgotten. These will definitely not be forgotten. They are a standout.Jump to Recipe
For my regular chocolate chip cookies, I swear by a brown butter version but for these you really want that strong red velvet/chocolate flavor so we are skipping the brown butter.
Related: The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you are new to this series and my baking blogs, let’s talk about room temperature ingredients. In baking, unless otherwise specified always use room temperature butter and dairy. It helps create more air in the baking to create a fluffier, better cookie or baked good.
We’re also a big fan of sifting. You want to give your baked goods every opportunity to be their lightest, fluffiest, best selves and sifting will help get them there.
So, let’s get mixing. Combine your softened butter and sugars on high speed in your mixer until fluffy and creamy. It will take about three minutes.
While your mixer runs, sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
Mix in Egg, milk and vanilla with mixer on low until just combined. Add in your red food coloring.
Next, mix in your dry ingredients slowly. You want to mix on low speed until just combined. Don’t overmix.
Stir in Chocolate Chips.
You want to refrigerate the dough for at least one hour. You must chill the dough for the cookies to come out properly. Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray two cookie sheets with baking spray or line with silpat mats.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough, you want about two Tablespoons worth for each cookie.
Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. You want these cookies to appear slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to bake and set as they cool. This ensures they are soft and chewy.
That’s all she wrote.
That’s all it takes to make this amazing holiday version of the chocolate chip cookie.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
- 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar Packed
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cup Flour Sifted
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder Heaping and Sifted
- 1 tsp Baking Soda Sifted
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 Egg Room Temperature
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla
- 1.5 Tbsp Red Food Coloring I Use Gel
- 1 1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Mix your softened butter and sugars on high speed until fluffy and creamy. About three minutes.
- While mixer runs, sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
- Mix in Egg, milk and vanilla with mixer on low until just combined.
- Add in food coloring.
- Mix in dry ingredients slowly. Mix on low speed until just combined.
- Stir in Chocolate Chips
- Refrigerate dough at least one hour. You must chill the dough for the cookies to come out properly.
- Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray two cookie sheets with baking spray or line with silpat mats.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out about balls of dough about two Tablespoons worth.
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. You want these cookies to appear slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to bake and set as they cool. This ensures they are soft and chewy.
Stay tuned because we have more fun holiday baking ideas coming your way and be sure to check out the nine recipes before this one!