Red Velvet Blossoms
It’s surprising no one thought of this cookie before, especially given America’s love affair with red velvet cake. Festive and whimsical, they look like they belong in Whoville. In fact, these bites will help even the biggest grinch discover baking joy
Make these cookies as vibrant or deep red as you choose by simply adjusting the amount of food color.
Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Combine oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine.
Mix in food color and vinegar until fully incorporated.
Add flour-cocoa mixture to sugar mixture; beat to combine.
Drop dough with a #100 or #60 scoop (1–2 tsp.) onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake cookies until puffed and edges are set, 10–12 minutes.
Freeze candies (while baking cookies) to prevent melting when placed on cookies.
Remove cookies from oven and press one candy into each cookie. Let cookies stand on baking sheets 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Combine the egg with other wet ingredients with a hand mixer on medium speed until creamy.
Take the candies out of the freezer just before taking the cookies out of the oven.