Red Velvet Cookies
Ah, V-day. The Hallmark holiday that is more about consumerism than anything else *sigh*. BUT guess what? You don't need it to be that way, because you are smart, a real smart cookie - heh, see what I did there? Don't give into the dozen roses and the box of chocolate bullsh*t (oops). Instead, bake something sweet that's from the heart, like these red velvet cookies.
I'm all about a soft cookie. 🤤 One that you bite into and your teeth just slowly sink into it and you're like holy jesus murphy, I can't wait until I can get another bite in because it's just that good. Yup, these are those cookies.
Bake them for a lover, friend, coworkers, the person you hate but pretend to like, your mom, or just bake a whole batch for yourself.
They are super easy, too! Kick cupid's butt with a batch of these Red Velvet Cookies.👇
1/4 cup butter (room temp) 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon red food colouring 1 cup flour 1/4 heaped cup Camino Fair Trade Cocoa Powder (I went a lil' crazy and they turned out great) 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whip together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue beating for about 2 minutes, until super light and fluffy, using a spatula to scrape down sides of bowl when needed. In a separate, medium sized bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder (I love using camino's fair trade cocoa powder), baking powder, and salt. Once evenly combined, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the stand mixer and beat on medium speed until evenly mixed. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls and dunk into a bowl filled with the 1/2 cup of granualated sugar. Roll until covered in sugar then do the same thing in another bowl filled with 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for ~10 minutes. Remove from oven and keep on tray for 10 minutes so they continue cooking a little bit (they will look really soft at this point but that's exactly what you want)! After 10 minutes have passed, move to a cooling rack or dig in while they're still warm. Enjoy!