This Red Velvet Cookie Dough is a no-bake and safe-to-eat dessert made in just 15 minutes. The cookie dough has the classic red velvet flavor and color. Plus, it’s naturally festive around the holiday season!
- 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup (120g) light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (105g) granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons (40g) milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (175g), heat treated
- 2 tablespoons (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- optional: red food coloring and 1/3 cup (60g) white chocolate chips
- Heat treat flour in the oven or microwave. In the oven, spread your flour on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees. Stir the flour as it is baking. In the microwave, heat the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 45 second increments. Stir thoroughly between each round until the temperature reaches 165 degrees throughout.
- In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the room temperature unsalted butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth.
- Add milk and vanilla extract to the bowl and beat until combined.
- Pour cooled heat treated flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the bowl. Beat on low speed until the dry ingredients are completely mixed in.
- Stir desired amount of food coloring into the dough. Then, add white chocolate chips to the dough and mix until evenly dispersed.
- Store the dough tightly covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Food Coloring: Red food coloring is not necessary. You will end up with a light brown color if you skip out on the food coloring, but the taste will stay the same. If you’d like a deeper red color, I recommend using food gel.
Heat- Treating Flour: Heat treating flour is when you heat flour to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill off any potential bacteria. You can do this in the microwave or the oven- both instructions are provided. This process makes this dough edible and safe-to-eat.
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