Spicy Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies with an unexpected twist for your friends (or enemies). Crunchy rum and chewy centre with creamy white chocolate chips.

Key Details

  • Serves: 8-12 cookies
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 12-15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp red food gel colouring 
  • 225g plain flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 150g white chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 

 

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp red food gel colouring
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 150g white chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

 

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and red food colouring. Sift over the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate and cocoa powder and fold to make a firm, smooth dough – ensuring the colour is evenly blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll into large golf balls and put in the fridge to firm for a few hours or freeze. You can even stash a load away for a rainy day (they’ll freeze for up to 2 months).

Spread onto a lined baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp and golden around the edges but still soft in the centre.

Allow cooling a little before tucking in!

This recipe was originally made for roulette cookies in which you can have some fun surprising your friends (or enemies) with an unexpectedly spicy bite. If you want to give these a try, simply split your dough in half and mix in the following before shaping and baking. The red colouring will hide any evidence of additional spices and will blow your socks off!

  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

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