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Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect after dinner treat on Valentine's Day

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 10


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp all vegetable shortening (crisco)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring*
  • 1 1/3 cup white chocolate chips divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  3. Using a stand mixer, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Slowly add egg yolk and egg and mix to combine.

  4. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix until combined.

  5. Gradually add dry ingredients while mixing. Once combined, remove bowl from stand and fold in ½ cup white chocolate chips.

  6. Scoop out cookie dough using a tablespoon. Press 3-5 white chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie dough ball being careful not to flatten the cookies.

  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and keep the cooled cookies stored in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*You can certainly make these cookies without the food coloring to avoid the unnatural ingredient and still enjoy the delicious flavor! I know beets are used frequently for food coloring so if anyone has used them in baked goods, please share your knowledge! Happy baking :)