Enjoy the red velvet cookies below as a warm, fresh-baked winter treat, make them to bring to a holiday party, or exchange them at a neighborhood cookie swap.
Makes 36 cookies
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch,baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Using a hand mixer set on medium, combine butter, shortening, and sugar until mixture is pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk, and mix until just combined.
- Add vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring until well blended, and slowly add dry ingredients to the mixture.
- Add chocolate chips, and mix with a spoon or a spatula. Mold 1½ tablespoons of dough into a round shape, without flattening, and place on a cookie sheet; repeat for each cookie. Bake for 8-9 minutes.