Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower!
Surprise! Some of my favorite blogging friends and I are throwing a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower for our friend Mandy, who blogs over at Mandy's Recipe Box. Mandy is due with her 4th child in just a few weeks, so we all wanted to celebrate and share some delicious food in her honor.
I adore Mandy and am so happy I've got to know her through the yummy food blogging world. We first 'met' 2 years ago, when I came across one of her recipes over at Tasty Kitchen. I clicked on the link to her blog and instantly fell in-love with it! She had so many recipes I wanted to make.
I decided to comment on one, and soon after we both started commenting back and forth on each others blogs. We became friends on Facebook and the rest is history! We have lot's in common. We both have 3 children. 2 girls and 1 boy (excluding her bun in the oven) and both named our youngest daughters Emma. We also share the same sense of humor, love of food, and religious beliefs. I know if Mandy and I lived closer to each other we'd be real BFF's :)
So to you, Miss Mandy, I want to say Congratulations and wish you the best of luck when your little one arrives. I wish we lived closer so I could help you out, bring you dinners, and babysit when you need a break... or a nap! ♥
Now, let's party! I brought the cookies....
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields about 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
6 Tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon red food coloring
1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips, divided
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Add butter, shortening and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until very fluffy, about 3 or so minutes. Add egg, egg yolk and mix until combined. Then add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring. Mix until well blended.
Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Scoop dough out by the heaping Tablespoonful, and roll into balls. Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press about 4-5 more white chocolate chips into the top of each ball. Being careful not to flatten the balls.
Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe adapted from: Cooking Classy
Below is a list of the other bloggers celebrating Mandy's baby shower:
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Amy @ Shugary Sweets
Jocelyn @ Inside Bru Crew Life
Nikki @ Chef In Training
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
Ashton @ Something Swanky
Dorothy @ Crazy For Crust
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos