Craving cookies? Whip up a batch of these red velvet cookies. A small-batch chocolate chip cookies recipe. Tender, red velvet cookies perfect for any occasion.
Table of contents
- What Do I Need For Red Velvet Cookies
- How to Make Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
- What is the Flavor of Red Velvet in Red Velvet Cookies?
- Can These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Be Frozen
- How to Clean Silicone Mats
- National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4th
- Tips And Variation To Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie?
What Do I Need For Red Velvet Cookies
- Brown sugar, packed
- Egg, room temperature
- Red food coloring
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Baking soda
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
These taste better than a red velvet bakery cookie in my honest opinion. The red velvet color just stands out so strong.
How to Make Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep your cookie sheet and preheat the oven.
Dry Ingredients | In a bowl you will start by mixing up your dry ingredients. Flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Wet Ingredients | In a stand mixer or hand mixer cream your butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.
Then add in the egg, milk, food coloring, and vanilla.
Combine | Mix in the dry and wet ingredients together slowly. Then fold in the chocolate chips!
Bake | Then use a cookie scoop and place the cookie dough around 2 inches apart. Then bake for 6-8 minutes or until cooked.
I use a cookie sheet holder to hold all my pans so they are easy to get to and aren't stacked one on top of another. I have a nice collection of American made baking sheets with my favorite being this non toxic Le Creuset cookie sheet. It doubles as a griddle, which can be used stovetop or in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Non toxic baking sheets and using reusable silicone baking mats instead of parchment paper are a great way to make cookies because you can feel better about the products you are using.
Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack to let the cookies cool completely. Transfer them to an airtight container once the cookies are fully cooled.
High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Make an easy adjustment in cooking time to bake these cookies at high altitudes. There are a few adjustments to make for perfect cookies when baking at high elevations.
You'll want to increase the oven temperature by 15-25 degrees depending on your elevation and also decrease the baking time. There is a lot of science behind cooking at high elevations and the differences that have to be accounted for.
What is the Flavor of Red Velvet in Red Velvet Cookies?
Can These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Be Frozen
You can freeze these cookies raw or cooked. I will share how to freeze the chocolate chip red velvet cookies both ways. That way you can decide!
Freezing Cookie Dough Raw
If you want to freeze the cookie dough raw, just do cookie dough scoops on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place straight in the freezer to flash freeze the cookie dough balls.
Then once frozen transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. You can cook the dough raw just add a few extra minutes for frozen dough.
Freezing Red Velvet Cooked Cookies
If you baked up all your cookies and want to freeze some, allow them to fully cool on a baking rack.
Then place the cookies in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to three months. When you go to thaw just thaw on the counter and then enjoy!
How to Clean Silicone Mats
If you use a silicone mat to make your cookies, you will find it gives you that non-stick texture for the perfect place to cook your cookies seamlessly.
For cleaning, I just wash with dish soap and water, and then let them air dry, or wipe with a dish towel! Then store flat in your cupboard.
Can silicone baking mats go in dishwasher
If you don't want to fuss with hand washing, toss your baking mats right into the dishwasher! Just make sure it is laid out flat to get all areas cleaned.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4th
Tasty chocolate chip cookies can be enjoyed year-round, but there is one special day each year where these cookies are celebrated even more. So, if you want to indulge in a couple of cookies on August 4th, enjoy!
Tips And Variation To Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Make red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips for a tasty change
- Double the recipe to make extra for a bake sale
- Make sure to watch how long you cook the cookies to ensure they do not overbake.
- Consider leaving out the chocolate chips and frost with a cream cheese frosting.
- Freeze the dough raw or cooked cookies. Freeze in a cookie dough container in the freezer.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cookies.
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Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie?
Ruth Wakefield is credited with being the first to create a chocolate chip cookie and also owned the Toll House Inn, a popular restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, with her husband. Thus, Toll House chocolate chip cookies were named.