Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies

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 Happy Valentine’s Day to my readers and friends 

  Valentine’s Day is here, a card, single rose, a glass of wine and candle light dinner for two can bring you lot of happiness.  Yes I will have card, rose and glass of wine, since nobody is babysitting my two bundles of joy; there won’t be any candle light dinner.  If you are single don’t worry, you can watch valentine movies, I have seen lot of post regarding the best romantic movies of all time.  Before marriage and when I was staying alone I used to do that. If you are in India you can see movies with song and dance. One thing that has not changed since I left India, movies of heroes are still same, they are still singing and dancing for about more than 30 years. Only heroines are changed, they are young girls in twenties.  At first it was fun, but now it becomes a torture to watch these movies.
I had to make 13 valentine cards for my daughter’s class, you know I have an idea to cook, but craft and me are just two way street. When I got the letter from her class, I was stunned, my hubby provided a solution, and we can go to the dollar store and buy the cards. Then I was scratching my head and wondering what to do. Then I got a call from Suja of Kitchen cornertry it. She told me she was busy because she is making cards for her son’s class. It hit in my head like a straw of hope. I asked her what she did, and can you send me picture of what you made? As a good friend, she immediately sends me pictures of her creations and told me what to buy. In the evening the entire family made trip to Jo Ann and Michel’s store, bought lot of goodies.
Next morning both mother and daughter duo started making the card, she likes to stick entire  heart  collection on single card, however I prevented  her from that and asked her to do a few. Then I made cover for that. My hubby dear told me that for a 12 inch card I made 24 inch cover. I told him, you should be happy that I made bigger one and not the smaller one. Today morning when I dropped her at the class, I gave the cards to her teacher. They are going to distribute today.
In the blog world, there is an explosion of valentine food ideas, I thought why I am sitting back, I should join the fun and made this red velvet chocolate chip cookies. Trust me I only ate red velvet cake piece store-bought, and never tried making it at home thinking it has too much food coloring.  Hence it is Valentine’s Day and everywhere it is red and pink roses I thought, I can lean on my food color aversion. Made delicious and color rich cookies from this recipe. I like the idea of sticking white chocolate chips on the top of cookies while they are warm. I was so enthusiastic to stick the chocolate chips I did a little over. 
I halved the original recipe and got about 21 two –three inch cookies.  I have used both butter and margarine in my version. If you are not a fan of margarine, try to use all butter. It is easy to make and you can make them while oven is pre-heating. I ended up chilling the dough as I had to pick up my daughter from her school. After baking for about 10 minutes at 375 °F you can get these delicious cookies. Also mix in half of white chocolate chips in the dough and rest you play with it  by sticking on the top of the cookie as soon the hot cookies come out the oven. Yes it is addictive.  You are not going to stop with one. 
Try this for yourselves.  You are going to like them.


 Print Recipe from here

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Yield: 21  2-3 inch cookies

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon  + 1 teaspoon  cocoa powder

3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoon butter, at room temperature
3 Tablespoon Margarine, at room temperature
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon white vinegar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon red food coloring
1/2 +1/8 cups white chocolate chips, divided

How I  Made

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  • Add butter, margarine and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until very pale and fluffy about 4 minutes.
  • Add egg mix until combine. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix until well blended. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combine.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls (about 1/2 Tbsp) and roll into balls  and place in  cookie sheets.
  • . Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes.  While they are  warm stick in the reserved chocolate chips on each cookies. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.

  

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Comments

  1. says

    School projects can sometimes get to you..but its mostly fun making all the craft with kids…
    The red velvet cookies look delicious..I especially like the white chocolate chips on top

  2. says

    Cookies looks so vibrant and beautiful Swathi :) sure V day changes as yrs go by… from candle light dinner to making cards is a huge step ;) enjoy dear and I am sure it make you happy… Happy Valentine’s Day :)