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Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies for Jessica’s Wedding Shower


When I met Jessica of My Baking Heart last fall in San Francisco, my first thought was, “I love her Texas accent!”, my second thought was, “Her mom looks like Paula Deen!” and my third thought was, “Jessica is so pretty!” To say we had a blast would be quite the understatement.

Through getting to know Jessica beyond the blog, she always lit up when talking about her then boyfriend, Chris. To no surprise, they were engaged shortly thereafter and have spent the last many months planning the wedding of their dreams. Jessica has an eye for all things 4-star and without a doubt, her wedding will be one that guests remember for a lifetime. I can only assume the food will be out of this world. Especially dessert.


When I think of Jessica, other than her accent, her celeb look-a-like mom, and her stunning beauty, I think of her baking. Likely in a really cute apron. Maybe even some heels.

Jessica is a baker. The girl can make flour, sugar, and butter work magic and hand her a pastry bag and tip, and you’re bound to end up with a masterpiece. My blood sugar goes up just looking at the beautiful treats she whips up so it was only appropriate to return the favor for her virtual wedding shower with these Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies.


I’ve made Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips in the past and they were a huge hit on the blog. Cookies…red velvet…no wonder. Unlike my previous attempt which included a boxed cake mix, these were from scratch. Yet, they were very simple to make. I whipped these up in no time and Mr. Prevention and I both had trouble resisting fourths. I mean thirds. Crap, I mean seconds. 😉

Jessica and Chris, happy upcoming nuptials. You deserve a perfect day and then some. Cheers to you and many years of happiness!



Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies ever so slightly adapted from Cooking Classy

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white wheat flour
2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, divided


Preheat oven to 375 F.Line 3 baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Add butter and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Pour vinegar over mixture and blend mixture on medium speed, about 4 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Add egg and mix until combined; add vanilla and food coloring whisking to combine, scraping down the sides. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients and mix just until combine. Fold in just under half of the white chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets and “decorate” with the remaining chocolate chips (about 3 chips per cookie), pressing the chips ever so gently into the dough. Bake in preheated oven 9 – 11 minutes. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Yield: 30 cookies.

Nutrition Information (per cookie): 104 calories; 4.8 g. fat; 6 mg. cholesterol; 58 mg. sodium; 14.7 g. carbohydrate; 0.8 g. fiber; 0.3 g. protein

Result: Heaven. Period. 🙂 All things considered, I think these are pretty acceptable (for a dessert) nutritionally, as well! Enjoy!


Check out the round-up of other great recipes in honor of Jessica’s upcoming wedding on Nikki’s blog, Pennies on a Platter!

Please don’t forget to vote for my Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Nut Muffins on the Smart Balance Facebook page. “Like” Smart Balance and then vote by “liking” my recipe! Thank you! 🙂

Be well,

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  1. Erica @ EricaDHouse.com
    October 3, 2012 / 6:34 am

    I love virtual wedding showers! I think I’ve only had red velvet cake once, and am not sure how I felt about it, so looks like I kind of have to make these cookies now to make up my opinion on them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    October 3, 2012 / 7:12 am

    I’m betting that despite the fact these have white chocolate chips in there, I can totally get the Mr to fall in love with them!

  3. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    October 3, 2012 / 7:53 am

    Congratulations to Jessica!

    The cookies are beautiful!

  4. Nikki
    October 3, 2012 / 8:22 am

    I would be having fourths of these, too, Nicole!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Gina (The Candid RD)
    October 3, 2012 / 8:28 am

    Delicious!! I could probably eat four of these too (I mean…two… haha).
    I will go vote for you!!!

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  7. Krystal R
    October 3, 2012 / 8:41 am

    Mmm fourths are good with me, too!! Fantastic and gorgeous choice but you always cease to make amazing dishes!! Miss ya!

  8. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    October 3, 2012 / 9:09 am

    Mmmm…. they look so soft!

    And I’m a sucker for anything with white chocolate involved. Totally.

  9. Samantha Angela
    October 3, 2012 / 9:23 am

    So, if I had to choose this red velvet cookie recipe or the other one, which should I choose to make?

    • Nicole, RD
      October 3, 2012 / 9:27 am

      Definitely these! The red is perfect and they will melt in your mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jessica @ Sunny Side Up
    October 3, 2012 / 9:23 am

    I LOLed at your initial thoughts! So funny. I agree on all 3 counts! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was such a fun time, I so wish we were all headed to Foodbuzz again this year!!

    Your cookies look fabulous!

  11. Biz
    October 3, 2012 / 10:42 am

    I just had red velvet cake for the first time not too long ago – and your cookies? Definitely insulin worthy!!

    • Nicole, RD
      October 3, 2012 / 10:56 am

      Less than 15 grams of carb!! I thought of you! That’s insulin worthy, but not sinful, right?!

  12. Biz
    October 3, 2012 / 10:42 am

    Shit, I hit enter too soon – can we vote for your muffins more than once??

    • Nicole, RD
      October 3, 2012 / 10:56 am

      I don’t think you can ๐Ÿ™ But thanks for the thought!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Kelsey
    October 3, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Oh man, you know I love red velvet anything. These are such a perfect addition to Jess’ shower. Lovely work, Nicole!

  14. Tracey
    October 3, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Oh man, I love anything red velvet and white chocolate is one of my biggest weaknesses so these would be seriously dangerous to have around here!

  15. spike
    October 3, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Those cookies sound amazing!

  16. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    October 3, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    I love these! The white and red colors alone are enough to make these! Just adorable.
    These would be perfect for the holiday as well!!!

  17. Kate
    October 4, 2012 / 2:09 am

    I love everything red velvet.

  18. Joy
    October 4, 2012 / 6:39 am

    Hmmm… I just tried to leave a comment but I don’t think it went through. Wonder what I did wrong?

  19. Joy
    October 4, 2012 / 6:53 am

    Your cookies look divine, and I love that the white chocolate chips mimic the cream cheese frosting that tops a classic red velvet cupcake. I’m overdue to bake a batch of cookies that capture those delicious flavors- I’ll definitely be trying your recipe! If you have a chance, come check out my contribution to the shower, Personalized Biscoff Sandwich Cookies. (I think they’d look great next to yours on the dessert end of the table, haha!) Hope to hear from you soon!

  20. Elaine
    October 4, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Hiow pretty! I haver never had red velvet cookies before, but I love red velvet cake. Can’t wait to try these.

  21. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    October 5, 2012 / 12:08 am

    Gorgeous cookies, Nicole! Red Velvet is one of my favorite cake flavors, but your cookies?? HELLO! So happy you brought them to the table! Miss you and hope MI is treating you well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. steph (whisk/spoon)
    October 5, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    what a cool cookie– and perfect for a southern girl!

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