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February 2013

Red velvet black and white cookies

Written by , Posted in Sweet Treats

 
I love red velvet anything… So when I saw Joy’s red velvet black and white cookies I had to try them! However, her’s were meant to be sort of cake-like and I wanted biscuity ones so I adapted the recipe to make the outcome more like cookies than cakes!
 
Ingredients for the cookies:

 

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda8 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature (DON’T use margarine, this can drastically change the outcome of your cookies!)3/4 cup sugar1 egg2 Tablespoon red food coloring1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup buttermilk
4 tbsp brown sugar
Ingredients for white icing:
1 slab white chocolate
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup of icing sugar
 
Ingredients for brown icing:
1 slab dark chocolate
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup of icing sugar
When I baked these I doubled the recipe, cause Joy’s post said the batter makes 10 cookies, and I wanted way more. But what I didn’t realise was that Joy’s ones meant 10 LARGE cookies. So I ended up baking and icing till midnight cause I had thousands of little biscuits.
Method:
*Preheat your oven to 180*
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Sift your flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat your butter and both the sugars will light and fluffy, but be careful not to over-beat – just as the mix turns light yellow, stop! Beat in your egg, food colouring and vanilla. 
Measure out your buttermilk, and alternately add your flour mix and your buttermilk until well mixed and smooth. Again try not to over-beat. As soon as it is smooth you should stop.
Place a tablespoon of the batter on to your baking sheet about 2.5cm apart, they are going to spread! Bake for 10-12 mins depending on your oven and take them out to cool.
In between, you can make your icing. The method is the same for both, melt your chocolate in a bowl over simmering water on the stove, once it is melted and smooth, mix in your vanilla and icing sugar. 
Once your cookies are cool you can ice them and munch away!
So, I don’t particularly like these with the icing, WAY too sweet for me. I really dont’t have much of a sweet tooth, but without the icing these are super awesome. And I have had reports from the sweet-toothed nation that they are pretty delicious with the icing too. 
 

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