Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies; ruby red cookies with crisp edges, chewy centres and loads of creamy white chocolate chips!
Red Velvet Cookies


  1. 160g (10 ½ tbsp) softened butter
  2. 125g (⅔ cup) white caster sugar
  3. 125g (⅔ cup) golden caster sugar or soft light brown sugar
  4. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 egg yolk
  7. Red food colouring, enough to create a vivid red - paste colouring is usually better than liquid!
  8. 250g (2 cups) plain flour
  9. 20g (2 tbsp) cocoa powder
  10. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  11. ½ tsp salt
  12. 300g (10 ½ oz) white chocolate or white chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven - 190°C / 170°C fan / 375°F / gas mark 5 - and grease/line 2-3 baking trays.
  • Beat together your butter, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until very light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and egg yolk one at a time, along with as much food colouring as you need to create a vivid red colour, mixing thoroughly in between.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a stiff dough forms.
  • Chop the white chocolate into chunks (if necessary), add it to your dough and mix well to incorporate fully.