Red Velvet Cookies

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Red Velvet Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons 204 g all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2 tablespoons 10 g Dutch process cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup 168 g salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup 165 g light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup 50 g granulated white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1 ½ teaspoons red gel food coloring depending on your desired color intensity
  • ¾ cup 150 g chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, light brown sugar, and granulated white sugar with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks, vanilla, and red food coloring to the butter mixture. Mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in the white chocolate chunks or chips.
  • Scoop the dough into 18 balls. Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. For slightly underdone centers, bake on the shorter end; for crispier edges, bake longer.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Add extra white chocolate chunks on top after baking if desired.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.


**Measure your flour properly:** Avoid scooping the measuring cup directly into the flour. Instead, spoon flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. For the best accuracy, weigh your flour. One cup of flour equals 125 grams. Proper measurement ensures your cookies have the perfect texture!

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