Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
These soft and chewy Red Velvet Cookies have all the deliciousness of red velvet cake except in cookie form. Plus, they are chock full of white chocolate chips!
These festive Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies and their vibrant color make these perfect for holidays like Valentine’s Day or for the red velvet fans you know. This recipe is much easier than baking up a layer cake!
Why You Must Make
- Even my youngest, who is not a fan of red velvet desserts or white chocolate, enjoyed these cookies!
- They’re chewy and delicious.
- Of all the red velvet desserts I make, this is the easiest!
- PRO-Tip: Have your butter and eggs at room temperature so they incorporate easily. Set them out on the counter an hour or two before you plan to make your cookies
- If you forget to do this step you can warm the eggs in a bowl of hot, not boiling water. Sticks of butter can be gently warmed in the microwave, but only for 5 seconds as you don’t want the butter to melt. Do this only if the butter is in a paper wrapper, never if it’s in foil.
- Since baking uses chemistry, make sure you measure everything carefully.
- You can cream the butter and sugar and mix in the eggs with a mixer. I prefer to mix in the dry ingredients by hand to prevent excess gluten formation. If you use a mixer, mix on low just until the dry ingredients are combined.
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. This will prevent sticking and make for easy cleanup. I will reuse the parchment for a second and third batch.
- PRO-Tip: Make sure your baking sheets are cool before adding more cookie dough. This will minimize spreading.
- Use a cookie disher to scoop out evenly sized dough balls. Consistent-sized dough balls mean they’ll all finish baking at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Despite the cocoa powder in red velvet desserts, there isn’t much chocolate flavor. Instead, the combination of butter and vanilla is more pronounced. If you have a sensitive palate, you may pick up a bit of the cocoa taste in these red velvet cookies.
Use a cookie disher to scoop out the dough so the cookie size is consistent. When the cookies come out of the oven, hold the tray with a hot pad, and use a spatula to tap the cookies into nice rounds if they’re misshapen.
Also, reserve some of the white chocolate chips (or add more) and carefully press a few into each hot cookie for a beautiful finishing touch.
They will stay fresh for about 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container. Any longer, consider freezing for up to 3 months if kept airtight.
If you’d like to keep them at room temperature a day or two longer, you can add a slice of bread to the container. This will add some moisture to the air which the cookies will absorb.
You May Also Like:
- Red Velvet Checkerboard Cake
- Favorite Red Velvet Recipes
- Red Velvet Marble Cake Recipe from Grandbaby Cakes
- Red Velvet Snack Cake from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
- Red Velvet Pancakes from Tidy Mom
Make sure to check my Recipe Index for more cookie inspiration. There are tons of my Best Cookies Recipes to peruse there and on my Best Cookies, Bar Cookies Pinterest Board.
Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
The classic flavors of red velvet cake in cookie form---with the added deliciousness of white chocolate chips!
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 5 tablespoons shortening
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoons red food coloring
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, plus more for garnishing
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, and set aside.
- In another bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar till very pale and fluffy.
- Add egg and egg yolk and mix until combined.
- Add vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring and mix until well blended.
- Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Carefully mix in ¾ cup white chocolate chips.
- Chill the dough for about an hour or even overnight.
- Scoop dough out with 2 tablespoon capacity cookie disher and roll into balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and gently press a few of the remaining chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool for several minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
34 Comments on “Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips”
Chewy chocolatey goodness. You know there is always something interesting that happens when your eat that beautiful red color but taste chocolate. Your brain and mouth are happily confused. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love that these are made from scratch! Adding them to my Valentine baking extravaganza this weekend!
It’s red velvet season! And these cookies look like a great way to celebrate!
I know the red velvet is a real favourite but to be totally honest, I never really got the hype. The cookies look perfect though, as usual.
Bill shares your view of red velvet desserts! Katie is the big fan—the rest of the crew wants chocolate 🙂
thank you for sharing this yummy Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips recipe
looking great i’ll definitely try it tomorrow happy valentines day 🙂
Red velvet cake is my husband’s favorite cake in the world. These cookies were just as delicious, but somewhat easier to make. SO YUM!
These are so good! This recipe is a keeper!
I made these last night, following your recipe, they are testing really good, BUT… they are very dry and crunchy…. What did I do wrong? Thanks!
Was the dough dry? Or just the cookies? If it’s only the cookies, you might have over baked them (does your oven run hot?). I’ve made them more than once and they’ve always been lovely 🙂
We all pretty much love red velvet. We don’t have it often because my oldest daughter is allergic to the day. Will have to try beetroot powder so that she can enjoy it also.
I love anything red velvet so these cookies are a sure hit for me. They look delicious!
I love red velvet treats and these cookies have my name all over them!