Monday, January 9, 2012

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

For some reason many of my friends are teachers. Maybe because my church has a school and many of them attend. For whatever reason, I love them. I love that they teach children everyday and inspire me to be a teacher to my children. Some of them probably read my blog and just have not had the chance to press the "follow" button. Ahem..... Meanwhile, I heard that there are exams this week.
So teacher friends, you know who you are,

This is a Test!

Read this post and follow the directions at the end.
Seriously, are you going to skip to the end? I didn't think so.


When I saw the idea for Red Velvet Cookies, I knew I had to try it. 

Let's get real here for a moment. Red Velvet Cake is really just a red, chocolate cake with a hint of sour, i.e. buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt. The cookie should be the same. I found a recipe on bakingserenity.com, it looked delicious, but I had to try something on my own.

Honestly, this smelled like a Red Velvet  cake while baking. Yes, I have mad smell skills, I know what it smells like. The taste, however, does not remind me of a Red Velvet cake, more like a rich chocolate explosion in my mouth.

Red.... yes.... velvety.... yes... cake... not so much, but a very delicious, rich chocolate cookie.

You will need:

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg and 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp red food coloring
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/8 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup double chocolate chips


Cream together the butter and sugars.


Sift together the dry ingredients, except the cocoa of course.


I added the red food coloring to the cocoa powder. I must admit though, I added a bit more coloring than I should have. I wanted a rich red color, but I think I got maroon.


Add the egg and yolk, then the vanilla. Add the cocoa mix and gradually add the flour mixture.


I wanted to have the tang of the red velvet cake so I added some plain yogurt.


Stir in the chocolate chips. I prefer double chocolate. The more chocolate the better.


Scoop them onto a cookie tray.
I ran out of parchment paper, scandalous, I know, but I had some non-stick Reynolds wrap. 


Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


I may have eaten one or three of these immediately for.. ahem... research purposes.

I am definitely going to have to get these out of my house and soon.

I am going to take these to Mrs. Braswell tomorrow sometime. If you want one, you will have to see her.

The test is to come back and tell me how you like them and any requests for a future blog post.
If you happen to join and follow my blog, well that would be Awesome!

Oh and I also know alot of students.... I guess we will see who gets to the cookies first. As far as I'm concerned, if you read this blog, I love you and you deserve a cookie.

Game on!

p.s. Jessica and Nicole, I love you for posting comments on my blog, so I have put a few aside for you. ;)

p.s.s. For those who have posted comments and don't live near me, please know that I love you too. If you lived closer I would put some aside for you too.


Baking from my heart to your kitchen,




4 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try these!! Thanks for thinking of us!!

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  2. Yay for the left justification! :)
    And double yay for the cookies for me!!

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  3. Rich, chocolate explosion in my mouth? Yes, please! Tell Mrs. Braswell the Walstonator will be stalking her tomorrow until I get one of these cookies!

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  4. Awesome!!! So... if I post comments will you always save me some of whatever you are baking? I think that is a fair exchange. Just saying.

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