Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Yes I do realize this is the third chocolate chip cookie recipe I have posted.  And I may have a problem but it is one I am willing to live with.  I love chocolate chip cookies.  Homemade chocolate chip cookies, fresh from the oven, with the chocolate all melty and the edges crisp and delicious – there are few things better in life.

So we have a Halloween version and now we have a Valentine’s Day version.  For this one I highly recommend splurging and getting two different types of chocolate chips (I used good old Toll House and also the Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet ones).  The different chocolates and shapes of the chips really make them seem even more decadent and Valentine’s-Day-special.

Maybe next I’ll come up with Saint Patrick’s Dar and Earth Day chocolate chip cookies…. or my favorite: Bad Day at Work Day chocolate chip cookies.  They will make  you feel better.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the basic Toll House recipe but with a few added twists.

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 tsp salt (generous teaspoon)

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup (two sticks) salted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp red food coloring (I ran out and only had one tsp.  I didn’t want to go to the store again.  I’m lazy.  It would be a better red if you had two tsp.)

1 12oz bag semisweet chocolate chips

1 12oz bag bittersweet chocolate chips

 

Mix together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside.  Cream the butter and sugars together thoroughly.

Add in the eggs, vanilla, and food coloring; beating well after each addition.

Gradually mix in the flour and salt mixture.

Fold in roughly half of each bag of chocolate chips.

Let the dough rest (if you want to chill it for 2 hours-overnight then do so here) while you pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Scoop out about half a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.  Be sure to leave some space for the cookies to spread on your baking sheet.  Take a few of the extra chocolate chips and press them into the top of the cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges look set and crunchy.

Let the cookies cool 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cook completely.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup (two sticks) butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp red food coloring

1 12oz bag semisweet chocolate chips

1 12oz bag bittersweet chocolate chips

 

Mix together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside.  Cream the butter and sugars together thoroughly.

Add in the eggs, vanilla, and food coloring; beating well after each addition.

Gradually mix in the flour and salt mixture.

Fold in roughly half of each bag of chocolate chips.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Scoop out about half a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Let the cookies cool 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cook completely.

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2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Martha Ognibene

    Awwwwwww…a heart cookie cutter!! Nice touch!!!!

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