Blue velvet cookies with white chocolate chips are so pretty but more importantly they are soft, chewy, and oh-so-delicious. They are a great cookie to bring to events, parties, and backyard barbecues.
These cookies are bomb. Originally, I made them just kind of impulsively because I realized that I didn’t have a gift for a small birthday dinner party I was attending. I didn’t know if gifts were expected but if they were, I didn’t want to look like an ass. And if they weren’t I didn’t want to look like an over achiever (that’d be false advertising for sure). So cookies are a good compromise.
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And because I made them super last minute, that means they’re also super duper easy to make. I suppose when it comes to baking my motto is “simple and delicious” or make it’s “complicated things be damned”. Idk, whichever, these fit my simple dessert aesthetic I guess.
Real fast, I have to give a shout out to Lindsay at Sprinkles for Breakfast because I am obsessed with her easy peasy desserts that are all super pretty and colorful. If you haven’t checked her out, you’ve got to!
My blue velvet cookies were actually my favorite red velvet cookie recipe turned blue because I was completely out of red food dye.
Complicated things be damnedone of my fav baking mottos
Blue Velvet Cookies Tips
One of my favorite tips for blue velvet anything is any red velvet recipe can become blue velvet just by changing the food dye color. It’s a handy little hack.
These are no chill cookies. However, if you want them to be thicker, chill them for 30 minutes before baking.
Make sure you scrape the sides of the bowl very well. It’s not fun accidentally leaving butter or food dye at the bottoms. Scraping the sides while you mix helps make a smoother, much more even dough.
Pushing white chocolate chips into the tops of your freshly baked cookies make them both look more aesthetically pleasing and spread a little bit more. I highly recommend this.
Creaming your butter and sugar makes your cookies fluffier and chewy and helps the stay that way longer. By creaming the two together, you are adding a lot more air to your dough to make that perfect chewy cookie. So don’t skip this step.
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Blue Velvet Cookies
- ½ cup butter unsalted
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1½ cup flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 tsp blue gel food coloring
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C and line your baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
- Cream together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Whisk your dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Mix in your vanilla, food coloring (I know it's a lot of food coloring, but trust me), and milk to your butter and sugar bowl. Add in your egg and stir until combined.
- Add your dry ingredients to your wet and mix well combined and until a soft dough forms.
- Fold in your white chocolate chips. Now scoop out about 1 inch cookie balls onto your baking mats. Bake your cookies for 9-12 minutes.
- Once you pull them out of the oven, press in a few more white chocolate chips to the tops for that pretty blue and white contrast. Allow the cookies to finish cooling on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Needless to say, these cookies were a hit at the dinner party that didn’t require a gift fun fact. But it definitely saved people a couple bucks on desserts so I’d say that the blue velvet cookies as a gift was a win overall.
They’re great for all sorts of events like backyard barbecues, parties, gifting, etc, etc. People love them which is what baking is all about right? Spreading sweetness and stuff.
So once you’ve made these blue velvet cookies, take a pic, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@handheld_eats)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
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