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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 cookies
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Ingredients

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

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

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  • 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
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2015
I love this recipe! The only change I make is using white chocolate chips rather than dark. It not only makes them pretty but also gives them a different flavor which everyone loves. I like to make them petite. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2016
These cookies had a pretty good taste but it needed less sugar and a lot less food coloring. After I ate one I felt a little sick from the amount of food coloring Read More
(1)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2015
I love this recipe! The only change I make is using white chocolate chips rather than dark. It not only makes them pretty but also gives them a different flavor which everyone loves. I like to make them petite. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2017
Great cookies! I only used 1 tablespoon of red food coloring instead of 2. I also used white chocolate chips! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2015
These cookies are very good! I put cream cheese on top of my cookies and they are very heavenly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2016
These cookies had a pretty good taste but it needed less sugar and a lot less food coloring. After I ate one I felt a little sick from the amount of food coloring Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2017
Half the red food coloring is plenty sufficient. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
Delicious cookies! Gooey and chocolatey! Only used half of the red dye, as many reviews suggested, but I didn't see the red color they promised. I will stick to the original recipe next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2021
Work great. I got brown cookies instead of red ones, though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
Best cookies I ever made! WOW these are FANTASTIC. Used white chips instead- FIVE STARS Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
Delicious very good and doesn't need much more than chocolate chips. Easy to make too. Read More