Red Velvet Santa Cookies


One the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Red Velvet Cookies!


Although Red Velvet usually comes in the form of cakes or buns today we have a recipe for Red Velvet Cookies and in true Christmas spirit they are red and white like Santa’s hat! These chewy, chocolate biscuits are devilishly good and a wonderful tea time treat with Assam or Redbush & Vanilla tea. This recipe will make about 18 cookies so you can use it for a colourful addition to an afternoon tea spread when you’re entertaining guests. Rich in chocolatey taste and dark red colour, these could also make a tasty Christmas gift. And  I think everyone can agree that food presents never let you down!





200g plain flour
115g butter
150g brown sugar
50g granulated sugar
20g cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1&1/2 tsp red food colouring


1. Beat the butter with a mixer or wooden spoon until creamy, then beat in the sugar and then the egg, milk and vanilla until they are all combined.
2. Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt) and mix.
3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time and stir by hand or in an electric mixer until a sticky dough forms. Here you can mix in the food colouring to give the redness.
4. Cover the dough with foil and chill for at least 1 hour. Then scoop out equal sized balls, roll them in icing sugar and put onto a (greased or lined) baking tray. Squash the dough with your hand or the bottom of a glass so they spread a little.
5. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C then let them cool on a wire rack before decorating or serving.




Et voila!

Merry Christmas! xx