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

Chef V
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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; 9.9 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 232 mg sodium. 28.9 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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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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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 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
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)
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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
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2017
Half the red food coloring is plenty sufficient. Read More
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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
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
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2017
I made these cookies for the first time. My nephew asked specifically for red velvet cookies. I failed to look at the amount of food coloring and thought I had enough and did not. Other than the color being wrong the cookies were moist and tasty. My nephew didn't like them because they weren't red but that just meant more for me. Read More