Wednesday, December 11, 2013

{Food Bloggers Cookie Swap}Snow-Capped Red Velvet Cookies with Askinosie Chocolate

As you know I love baking, but if I can bake and do good at the same time then count me in!  I am excited that I was able to participate in the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap started by Lindsey of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen that raises money for Cookies for Kid's Cancer but also allows bakers to send cookies to three bloggers around the country.  It was hard picking what cookie to bake and send but after much deliberation I settled on festive Snow-Capped Red Velvet Cookies from the recent issue of Donna Hay, my favorite Australian cooking magazine.  These cookies are divine because from the outside you are deceived just how much chocolate goodness is hiding on the inside. These cookies are so light and chewy and practically melt in your mouth. 

Now let me talk about the cocoa infused into these cookies, Askinosie is an independent chocolate company that meticulously sources and crafts delicious chocolate. They were kind enough to send me their Cocoa Powder and their 70% San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate Bar to include in this recipe.  I admire this company because they build lasting relationships out of respect with their farmers to ensure that they are growing the best cocoa bean.  Continue for more...

*For the red food coloring, I used Wilton Christmas Red gel food coloring instead of the liquid version.  This gives the cookies that true shade of 'red velvet'.

Thank you to Askinosie for providing me with their Cocoa Powder to include in this recipe!

18 comments:

  1. you sold me on these!! YUM!! They sound so good!! I need to try these. Ok, the best chocolate in the world....is Venezuela's. They sometimes have some from here at Whole Foods and maybe sometimes at Trader Joe's. I love dark chocolate and have tried so many. How nice to be in a cookie swap. So fun!

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  2. I agree with Albertina! My Venezuelan friends ALWAYS brings me chocolate when she goes back home and it is just incredible. And these cookies look amazing! Can I come over one day so you just teach me your ways with baking? Please.
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  3. These look so yummy! I love the deep red color, and the dusting of powdered sugar makes them look extra festive. Definitely saving this recipe!

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  4. Yum! I do a cookie swap with my college friends every year and I'm still on the hunt for the perfect recipe for my "Secret Santa!"

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  5. and you've done it again... so much for me trying to be good this holiday season! ;)

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  6. I wish I was eating these cookies right now!

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  7. What a fabulous project to work on and how amazingly delicious looking cookies are these? Gorgeous shots, too!

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  8. These look so amazing! I wouldn't mind eating the whole batch :)

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  9. I'm a sucker for red velvet, and these look delicious!

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  10. Those are seriously cookie perfection!

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  11. What a perfect holiday cookie - I want one!!

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  12. Seriously, I was so excited that my first cookies were red velvet, it is my absolute favorite. I shared these with my girlfriends at a cookie swap and we all loved them!

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  13. Great looking cookies....love the colour!!!!!

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  14. Delicious cookies...
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  15. Could you please provide a print button with a text based option for your recipes? They look delicious but having to use varying amounts of ink drives me crazy - it's so pricey. :/

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