Monday, October 13, 2014

Secret Recipe Club: Chewy Red Velvet Cookies

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Can you believe I got to do TWO posts in my very first SRC month? I love Secret Recipe Club! One of the Group B bloggers wasn't able to do her post since she just had a little baby! How fun! Congrats! Enjoy your little one :)

The second site I was assigned to was Cheese Curd In Paradise! Wow. Ashley's SUCH a great cook, and has SOOOOO many lovely recipes. I loved looking at pictures of her little fella too... Such a cutie! Oh I must say I had such a hard time picking out a recipe I was going to make! I just kept bookmarking and going. It actually took me a few DAYS to find this recipe, but the minute I saw it, I knew this was the one for me! You know me and my love for Red Velvet, don't you?
Are you groaning "not another red velvet recipe"? Don't you dare! I may have done red velvet ice cream and red velvet madeleines and red velvet whoopie pies and even more red velvet stuff. Heck, I even have a recipe for a red velvet emergency - because that IS a real thing! But I have never made red velvet cookies before.

Chewy Red Velvet Cookies
Adapted from this recipe on Cheese Curd in Paradise
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp red food coloring
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a baking/cookie sheet with grease-proof paper.
2. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl.
3. Beat in the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
4. Stir in the food coloring
5. Stir in the vinegar.
6. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and mix in well.
7. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
8. Drop the cookie dough using an ice cream scoop or large spoon. You want about 2 tbsp worth of dough for each cookie. Make sure you have a distance of at least 2 inches between the cookies.
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
10. Allow to cool on the pan for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
11. Store in an airtight container.
I love the dense, chewiness of these cookies. And I have always been a fan of white chocolate with red velvet and that's why I substituted the regular chocolate for white. My only major changes to the recipe were reducing the amount of food coloring, and adding a splash of vinegar. Somehow in my mind, red velvet recipes need to have some vinegar in them. I guess you could say I am a red velvet purist - if there's such a thing!
I loved visiting your site, Ashley! In the days that I spent browsing through your site, I have bookmarked quite a few more recipes to try! My favorites so far are your Bang Bang Chicken Skewers, the peanut butter popcorn - (which I'm planning to make this weekend!!!), and the Strawberry Basil Shortcakes - which sound divine! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes with all of us! You are such a prolific cook...

I loved having two wonderful sites to explore and share with you on my very first month of SRC! Can't wait for my next Group B assignment!

You can visit my other SRC post for this month here.

Click on the cute froggy face below to see the other awesome recipes from SRC's Group B!

 

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31 comments:

ps152 said...

Haha, I love your red velvet obsession. You can never have too much of a good thing. I say keep the red velvet goodies coming!

Cheesecurd in paradise said...

So happy you loved them! They are one yummy cookie! I had you this month and loved the Boursin cheese!

Searchingforspice said...

I love that you chose these. I almost chose red velvet cookies from my assigned blog this month - maybe it's a good thing I didn't! It's definitely something i'm going to come back to.

Searchingforspice said...

The carrot gives these pancakes a lovely colour. I'm making lots of purees for my baby at the moment so this is a great idea if I need to use some up!

Heather Stehman said...

Oh these look so good! I've been making pancakes more often recently and these are going on my list. BTW, welcome to the club!!!

Heather Stehman said...

I love how you added white chocolate chips to them! Red velvet in my book has vinegar too. :)

ps152 said...

Wow, you really went all out. Looks like you had a delicious feast this month.

colleen said...

Welcome to Group B! All three recipes look fantastic (even the puppy treats!) and these carrot cake pancakes sound awesome.

colleen said...

Lovely! Red velvet, white chocolate chips and a puffy soft cookie are right up my alley~

Miz Helen said...

Great cookies for the holidays, they look delicious. It's fun cooking with you in the SRC!
Miz Helen

Miz Helen said...

What a great post for your first SRC! It's fun cooking with you in the SRC!
Miz Helen

Amy CookingAdventures said...

Welcome to SRC!!! So glad you loved the recipes! And I LOVE your cream cheese maple glaze!

Cindy Jamieson said...

These cookies look so deliciously chewy. I just love Ashley's blog and can't wait until I get it for the SRC.

Cindy Jamieson said...

Mmmm, my kiddos would love these pancakes. Welcome to group B of the SRC!

Cindy Jamieson said...

These cookies look so deliciously chewy. I just love Ashley's blog and can't wait until I get it for the SRC.

theharriedcook said...

So glad you agree... we are kindred spirits :) Thank you for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Yay! So glad you love the Boursin, Ashley! we totally loved the cookies too... my husband ate a lot of them... So glad I got to cook from your lovely blog!

theharriedcook said...

Can't go wrong with red velvet, can you? :) Can't wait to drop by and see what you've made!

theharriedcook said...

I think white chocolate and red velvet are awesome together! Just LOVE that combination :) Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

So glad you like it :) These cookies were truly yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Yes! They were awesome! Aren't I lucky to have cooked from TWO blogs this month? :) Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Yes! I should have actually mentioned that you can use baby food! Amy mentions that in her original recipe... Yeah this recipe is yummy! I hope you try it :) Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

We eat different kinds of pancakes at least three days a week around here! Thanks for the welcome :) And thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Haha :) I kinda did, didn't I? Just excited to finally be a part of SRC! :) I had a blast - that's for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Thanks for the warm welcome :) I loved everything I made from Amy's blog! Yum! Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Thank you so much :) It is tons of fun! Loving it :) And I'm loving meeting so many awesome people too :) Thanks for stopping by!

theharriedcook said...

Amy, you're a rock star! Thanks for your awesome recipes! I just love your blog :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

theharriedcook said...

Thanks for making me feel welcome, Cindy! :) I hope your kids love this recipe... Thanks for stopping by!

Anne-Marie Nichols said...

Three recipes! Wow!! Your Jerry's a sweetie and I love the idea of sneaking some veggies in those pancakes!

Julie said...

Red velvet is soo yummy! Busy week, finishing up the SRC B comments. :)

It Bakes Me Happy said...

I love a good soft cookie, great SRC choice!

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