Happy Valentines Day!
Today I stepped out and changed up my Husbands weekly chocolate chip cookie recipe and made them pink! My Husband looked at them and said they are weird-looking. Ha ha I think they are pretty and kind of punk rock looking. I love the color of them!! They are so bright and festive looking. Here check them out for yourself.
Pretty cool, huh! I added Fuschia pink food coloring that I have, but I am pretty sure that adding some red food coloring will work just the same. They turned out fat and kind of light. I think the food coloring changed the consistency a bit. But they still tasted just as yummy!! I cant wait to hear the reactions when my Husband takes them to work.
I added the food coloring after I added the wet ingredients. I slowly added the flour in and added a drop more of food coloring while the flour was mixing. You need to do this to get the color you really want. Just don’t go crazy on the food coloring, you want to taste the cookie, not the food coloring.
These cookies would make for a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift or if your feeling festive, just make them for yourself. To keep control of not eating them, after they cooled I froze them. I like to freeze my cookies. I just leave them on the counter and they defrost perfectly.
- ½ cup butter unsalted (room temperature)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 11/2 tsp. Fuschia pink food coloring or 4 drops red food coloring
- 1¼ cups flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat; set a side.
- In a bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well; set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add food coloring and beat until combined.
- Slowly beat in the flour mixture, just until incorporated. While mixing the flour, you can add a drop or two of more food coloring.
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Drop about a teaspoon size of batter on to prepared cookie sheets, abut 2" apart.
- Bake in oven for 8 - 10 minutes until bottom of cookie lightly brown. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for two minutes, then let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
These cookies were really fun to make. I just love changing up a traditional recipe and adding some pop to it and these cookies pop! The color is just gorgeous! You can buy food coloring in festive colors at Williams & Sonoma and Micheal’s Craft Stores.
Have a happy and romantic Valentine’s Day!