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These are actually red velvet chocolate chip cookies, but as I didn’t have red food coloring, it felt wrong to call them that as they don’t look like red velvet. I was looking for a cookie recipe one day and stumbled upon a pin of One Little Projects Red velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. I noticed that she added cacao powder, extra vanilla and some food coloring. Then I picked my standard cookie recipe and added the cacao and more vanilla and this recipe was born.
- Flour – 375 gram/ 3 cups
- Butter – 226 gram/ 1 cup/ 2 sticks
- Sugar – 200 gram/ 1 cup
- Egg or flax egg – 2
- Vanilla essence – 2 teaspoons
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Cacao Powder – 35 gram/ 4 1/2 tablespoon
- Chocolate or chocolate chips – 180 gram/ 1 1/4 cup
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- First cut the chocolate in smaller pieces (skip this step if using chocolate chips).
- Then preheat the oven to to 175 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Soften the butter in the microwave for a bit. Then combine with the sugar.
- Now add the eggs and vanilla essence and mix well.
- Add the flour, salt, cacao powder and baking powder and mix till combined.
- Now add the chocolate and stir until well mixed.
- Place the cookies on a parchment covered baking sheet about 4 rows of four cookies and bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on a wire rack and then you can eat them.