Happy Valentine’s Day! – Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies


Just having a little fun with the boys and the camera timer.

After Isaac’s therapy sessions, we came home and made a batch of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip cookies with cream cheese frosting as a thank you gift for our Valentine’s Day babysitter.  Hopefully they last until tonight, because it is too tempting to sneak one off the counter to eat.  YUMM-O!!


Made a few of them into whoopee pies to give away and the rest were just regular frosted.

Just to note, I didn’t have any liquid food coloring only the gel kind, so it was a little difficult figuring out how much to add since the recipe called for 1 tsp. of the liquid kind.  As such, my cookies didn’t turn out looking quite like a red velvet.




Letting Eli sample the first one since he was my invaluable helper on this little project….Waiting expectantly for his reaction and approval or disapproval of the new recipe.





He LIKED it!!!  Whoo hoo!  Another great recipe to add to the homemade-from-scratch baking arsenal.







Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies – by howsweeteats.com


  • ½ C. butter
  • ½ C. sugar
  • ½ C. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. red food coloring
  • ½ C. chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and combine until smooth. Beat in red food coloring. Stir in cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt until just combined, scraping down the sides when needed. Fold in chocolate chips.  Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of dough and set on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Yields 12-15 cookies.


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