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I love making these cookies around Christmas and Valentine's day. They look so pretty and taste so rich of chocolate.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins
20 mins
15 cookies


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes; beat in brown sugar and white sugar until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat egg, milk, and vanilla extract into butter mixture; beat in food coloring until uniformly colored.

  • Stir flour mixture into butter mixture gradually with electric mixer on low speed until combined; stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough into 2-inch balls; place on prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with a few additional chocolate chips; allow to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Chilling the dough is highly recommended; it really does make a difference in the texture of this cookie. You can substitute white chocolate for the dark chocolate chips, for a nice contrast in color. If chilled overnight, remove dough from refrigerator about 30 minutes before working with it.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 28.8mg; sodium 232.3mg. Full Nutrition