Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

Last week was Valentine’s Day so I decided to try something new and holiday inspired. A big batch of red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips sounded festive and oh so appropriate for the occasion.

These cookies have been on my mind for while now. About a month ago my friend asked me to make red velvet cupcakes for him and his girlfriend and that was the day I thought about red velvet in cookie form.

Red Velvet Cookies

I mean, why not? After all, red velvet is one of my all time favorite cakes and would make a seriously delicious cookie. After a quick search on the internet, I had found exactly what I was looking for at Sally’s Baking Addiction. This wasn’t the first time that I had turned to Sally for inspiration and it certainly won’t be the last because these cookies are fan-freaking-tastic!

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

There was a time early in my baking life when I made cupcakes from a not-to-be-named boxed cake mix. I believe I just heard a large collective gasp from all the bakers out there! In my defense, I wasn’t very experienced and I enjoyed the texture of boxed mix since it was soft and moist. With much insistence from my husband, I made it my mission to find from-scratch cake recipes that had the same qualities that I enjoyed from prepared mix.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Let me tell you that it took a few tries. The first red velvet recipe I tried was butter and all-purpose flour based which resulted in a very dense cupcake. The second attempt also called for all-purpose flour, but a little less cocoa which gave me a less than flavorful cake. Finally, the third time was the charm!

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