Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are my go to baked treat. They're simple, don't take long, and pack so much goodness into such a small thing. Cookies are good. If you can make nothing else, at least try making some cookies. You may surprise yourself. 
You know red velvet cake, right? 
If you haven't had it, you need to. It's like nothing else. It's incredibly delicious when made right. And who could resist a pretty, brightly colored cake? 
These cookies give you that fun without having to make an entire cake with frosting. They are chewy and so delightful. I took a batch to the misters house and came back the next day to find a bag with only three or four cookies left. I asked him what happened to them and he simply replied "They're too good."

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until well incorporated. 

Add the red food coloring and mix until the color is well dispersed.

Mix in chocolate chips. 

Chill for about 30 minutes. Drop by tablespoonfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool and enjoy!

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