I made red velvet cookies around 2 years ago, This was near the start of my cookie obsession, but I never made them again.
I FORGOT HOW GOOD THEY WERE. These are one of my favourites but also one of the easiest cookies to make.
I feel like red velvet anything is great for when your feeling like having something with a chocolate flavour, but you don’t want the chocolate flavour to punch you in the face….you know. I don’t know if that’s a feeling anyone experience but if you do, these cookies are for you.
The food colouring
To give these cookies a red colour, you’re going to use red food colouring.
Of course you can leave this out and it will still taste exactly the same, but the way to make it red is by using food colouring.
The food colouring you need to use is a gel or paste one. A liquid one will add too much liquid to the cookies, which will just ruin the texture of them.
As you might have noticed, my cookies are not an extremely bright red. The amount of food colouring you want to add is totally up to you, if you want a brighter red colour, add more!
However, I’ve tested this cookie recipe a few times now. I’ve learnt that adding food colouring to cookies is different to cakes.
When you are eating a cookie that has a lot of food colouring in, the colour stains your mouth. So I prefer not to make them super red!
Leaving the dough to chill
I say this in every cookie recipe BUT IT IS IMPORTANT.
Before baking, you want to leave the cookie dough balls to chill for at least 30 minutes.
All my cookies are made with melted butter, so you need to give it some time to set up again before baking. If not, you’ll just end up with very flat cookies.