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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate Soft-batch bakery style red velvet chocolate chip cookies packed with warm and gooey semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red velvet cookies are my absolute favorite to make. Everyone I know loves them and with good reason.  Kids think they are magical and that it must takes hours to make.  Truth is, some adults think the red color is magic as well, as if red velvet is an actual ingredient.  It gives me a good laugh and then I politely tell them that the taste is a little cocoa powder and red food coloring is added to color it.  Truth is, most cookie recipes can be made into a red velvet recipe, but I really enjoy the soft and chewy kind with lots of chocolate chips!

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a classic dessert no matter what age or occasion.  I think we can all agree that chocolate chip cookies are the most beloved cookie of all time and for a good reason.  I love to take my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and adapt it into another cookie recipe.  Doing this allows me to still indulge in my favorite cookie without having to worry about messing something up terribly.  Most traditional cookie recipes start with the same basic ingredients and technique such as sugar and butter and then vary a little bit.

Soft Red Velvet Cookies

Red velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must during the holiday season for me.  I like to get the family together and bake a batch for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and other special ocassions.  If you love chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love red velvet cookies recipe.  Like I said above, red velvet products have a little cocoa powder added to the dough for taste and of course, the red food coloring.  I should note that beet powder can be used to color the cookie dough as well.  If you’re looking for a cookie recipe the whole family will love, this is the recipe for you!

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate Soft-batch bakery style red velvet chocolate chip cookies packed with warm and gooey semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 -20


  • 1 + 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg , at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/5 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a bowl, combine cocoa powder, salt and baking soda then whisk and set aside.In a bowl fit with a mixer, cream butter on high for about 1 minute. Beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar on medium speed. Add milk, egg and vanilla extract while beating on medium low speed. Beat in food coloring and mix until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients to bowl and beat on low until dough forms. If desired, add additional food coloring then slowly beat in chocolate chips, reserving a few to top the cookies with after baking. Cover dough and chill for 1 hour or up to a few days. Allow dough to sit at room temperature for at least 35 minutes before baking in a 350 degree F oven. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and baking batch for about 10 minutes, give or take. Top with remaining chocolate chips, if desired.


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