Last week TK and I went to a Christmas party hosted by our Sunday School class. We had a ton of fun! We usually get together once a week and each bring a side item to go with the meal our host makes, but for the party we each brought steaks and a side dish. The guys grilled the steaks and we had a fantastic meal.
Someone requested I handle dessert, so I felt just a little pressure to make it exceptional. Luckily, I found this recipe for red velvet cookies and they were a hit!
I’ve never made red velvet anything from scratch – it always intimidated me for some reason- but these turned out pretty good if I say so myself. The original recipe called for white chocolate chunks but I used white chocolate chips because of cost and ease. And I like chips better 🙂
I also made peppermint cupcakes so I’ll do another post on those in a few days. They were pretty delicious too!
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 5 tablespoons shortening
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoons red food coloring
- 8 ounces white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
- In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar. Mix in egg and egg yolk. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix.
- Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Carefully mix in white chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough out by rounded tablespoonfuls and roll into balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes. Allow to cool several minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.