Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Valentines Day only one day away, do you have any plans to celebrate? These thick and chewy red velvet white chocolate chip cookies would make the perfect homemade gift! I am a huge fan of anything red velvet, I just love the bright and cheery color and the decadent chocolate flavor. Although Valentines Day is one of the most popular times to make red velvet desserts I can eat them anytime of the year.

Since Valentines day falls on a Tuesday this year, my husband Andrew and I celebrated on Friday night. Every year Andrew surprises me on where we go to dinner. The only thing he tells me about the reservation is the time. This year he made reservations at June in Peoria Heights. Bon Appétit Magazine named June one of the top 10 new romantic getaways and I can definitely see why. Chef and owner Josh Adams takes straight-from-the-farm organic products to prepare modern american cuisine. The menu is constantly changing depending on the season and the best available ingredients. We enjoyed a 5 course tasting with wine pairings that was absolutely incredible. The creativity of each course and the wine pairings left me speechless. If you live anywhere near the Peoria area you should really give June a try. It was definitely a dining event to remember.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon liquid red food coloring
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Beat in red food coloring. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine. Fold in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball, roll the ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart.
Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are set in center and begin to crack, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 3 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
In a microwave safe bowl melt remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cooled cookies. Let the cookies set until the chocolate hardens. Store in airtight container.

Source: adapted from How Sweet It Is

 

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19 Responses to “Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — February 13, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Yum, these sound perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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    tinas yummies — February 13, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Soooo YUMMY!!!! :) :) :)

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    suestopford — February 13, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    OMG!!!!!! the cookies look amazing. Here in New Zealand it is Valentine’s Day today and as I am ‘Valentineless’ I am making myself some of these cookies…..they are beautiful to look at.

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    suestopford — February 13, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Reblogged this on Sharing The Love……. and commented:
    The great thing about blogging is all the yumminess that I am glad to share. These cookies look beyond amazing.

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    overtimecook — February 13, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    These look so delicious! I love the white chocolate drizzled on top- makes them look extra fancy!

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    thejoyfulsoul — February 13, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    They look so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I definitely want to give these a try!

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    amandajbailey — February 13, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Jack of all trades, Master of None and commented:
    these look fantastic

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    Valentina — February 13, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Mmmmmmm they look SO delicious!!!! I am anxious to try them!!!!! =D Thank you so much for this recipe! PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!!! <3

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    Bluejellybeans — February 13, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    These are perfect for vday. Thanks for a wonderful idea :)

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    Lauren @ Pass the Plate — February 13, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Red velvet is just perfect for Valentine’s Day. Love all of the unique red velvet recipes you have!

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    ChgoJohn — February 13, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Chocolate anything is always a hit on Valentine’s Day. Making it red is all the more appropriate. Great recipe, Christina!

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    The Teenage Taste — February 13, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    Oooh, thank you so much for putting together this red velvet round-up! I’m obsessed with anything and everything red velvet! Those cheesecake brownies look especially good! :-D

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    sugaredpecan — February 13, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    These look yummy.

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    Julie at Burnt Carrots — February 13, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    June and your recipe sound amazing!! I just love red velvet and also eat it regardless of the time of year!

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    Mai — February 16, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    Reblogged this on Mai's Blog and commented:
    Have to try these out, they look so scrumptous.

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    pickleandolive — February 16, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Oh man, these look incredible. I’m not the best at baking, but I’d definitely like to try my hand at these. I had red velvet waffles last month and they were to die for.

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    fid — August 10, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    I tried, it is really delicious. Mine turned out perfect!! Crunchy and yummy.. :) thank u for the wonderful recipe!! Even my two year old niece loved munching on it!

    • Christina replied: — August 11th, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

      so glad to hear you enjoyed them!! :)

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