Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

It’s February! Are you ready for your Valentine? My little Nicolas is ready. He inhaled these cookies as much as my Peppermint Double Fudge cookies! He even insisted on taking the red cookies to Auntie’s house. And of course, he has already asked me to make more.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

 

Which I plan to do…next week. I’ve been crazy busy in the kitchen with #TripleSBites. But of course, I couldn’t miss out on this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar. It’s essential to have cookies in the house at all times! It just is. At least, according to my children.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Now these cookies! Oh my! I literally researched what makes red velvet RED VELVET! You know, it’s actually NOT chocolate? It’s buttermilk and vanilla and red food coloring (or beet extract) and a touch of cocoa powder for brightness.

I made these cookies so spot on that my friend Laura told me she felt like she had just eaten a donut. And these cookies may need a warning label: *Consuming Chewy Red Velvet Cookies during office hours may lead to extreme hyperactivity or random bouts of hysterical laughter.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

I don’t know what made them this way, but I think I shall almost call them “happy cookies”!

Oh, and don’t tell the kids, but I added oatmeal for fiber and texture and DARK chocolate M&Ms for antioxidants. 😉  They will never know they are good for them!

 

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Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup quick oats, milled
3 Tb cocoa powder
3 Tb buttermilk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), just slightly softened
2 large eggs
1 Tb red food coloring
1 Tb vanilla extract
1 Tb milk
1 11.4 oz bag dark chocolate M&Ms, divided
Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F.

Combine the unsalted butter and sugars in a stand mixer. Cream together and light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, red food coloring and vanilla.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, milled oats, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and buttermilk powder. (I used my NutriBullet to mill this to a perfect powder.)

Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Stir 3/4 cup M&Ms into the remaining flour mixture and add the cookie dough.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Mix well with a wooden spoon. (Using a stand mixer at this point will crack the candy shells, so use a spoon.)

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Using a cookie scoop, spoon onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Add additional M&M candies if desired.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

*At this point you will want to hide these cookies from your children. Otherwise you may not have any to bring your friends for Valentine’s Day.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Enjoy Valentine! Look below the recipe for more cookies from my friends!

 

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Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 40

Per Serving 164 calories

Fat 8 g

Carbs 24 g

Protein 2 g

40

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup quick oats, milled
  • 3 Tb cocoa powder
  • 3 Tb buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), just slightly softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tb red food coloring
  • 1 Tb vanilla extract
  • 1 Tb milk
  • 1 11.4 oz bag dark chocolate M&Ms, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine the unsalted butter and sugars in a stand mixer. Cream together and light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, red food coloring and vanilla.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, milled oats, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and buttermilk powder. (I used my NutriBullet to mill this to a perfect powder.)
  5. Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  6. Stir 3/4 cup M&Ms into the remaining flour mixture and add the cookie dough.
  7. Mix well with a wooden spoon. (Using a stand mixer at this point will crack the candy shells, so use a spoon.)
  8. Using a cookie scoop, spoon onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  9. Add additional M&M candies if desired.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  11. Store in a airtight container for up to 1 week.


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