Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Do you know how to make a red velvet cookie even better?  Dip it in chocolate! 

Light & fluffy, red velvet cookies, dipped in dairy-free melted chocolate. Such a delightful and delicious treat.

Facing food allergies can be a challenge but it shouldn’t mean you have to go without. So in 2011, a few years after Xander’s diagnosis, I was inspired to write an ebook called Sweet Cheats. It is filled with tasty desserts and sweet treats that are all dairy, egg and nut free! You can check it out in the link but keep in mind, the pictures aren’t great (well before I really knew how to do food photography) but the recipes are delicious!

Sometimes I forget about that book and the recipes in there but then it dawned on me, I’ve only included one of those in this blog!  Crazy right? Especially since those are some of our most loved desserts.  Like these Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies, those are #1 on Xander’s MUST EAT LIST. Your favorite cupcake now in the form of a cookie! DF,EG,NF, Vegan

CUPCAKE OR COOKIE?

If you love red velvet cupcakes, then you’re going to love these just as much as Xander.  They are so light and fluffy, you’ll have to remind your brain you’re NOT eating a cupcake!Your favorite cupcake now in the form of a cookie! DF,EG,NF, Vegan

NEAT EGGS=FLUFFY COOKIES


So, what makes them so light?  Well, I’ve been testing out more and more recipes with other egg replacers and this time I used the Neat Egg. It is simply a blend of 2 ingredients: chia seeds and garbanzo beans which are vegan, gluten-free and non-gmo.  Neat Eggs work great as a binder and for this cookie, it gave us amazing results.
Vegan Egg Replacer alternative, works great as a binder

DRESS IT UP

Ok, now that you’ve made your cookie, time to dress it up in a little melted Enjoy Life chocolate and icing.  Don’t you just love how Xander decorated this little guy? That’s what I call “dressed up”.  Now, don’t feel the pressure to make yours with faces, that’s just how Xman distinguished what ones were his.  Everyone else’s simply had the bottom 1/3 dipped in chocolate using a cookie mold then added a fun little drizzle of vanilla icing (allergy-friendly of course).

Your favorite cupcake now in the form of a cookie! DF,EG,NF, Vegan

LET’S GET BAKING

As always, this recipe is FREE FROM: Dairy, Eggs & Nuts. It is also Soy & Refined Sugar Free.

Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies {V,Nut-free, GF option}

Prep

Total

Yield 18-24 cookies

Light & fluffy, red velvet cookies, dipped in dairy-free melted chocolate. Such a delightful and delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C. All Purpose Flour {can also use Bob's 1-to-1 GF Flour
  • 1 TB. Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 5 TB. Dairy Free Butter at room temp.
  • 1 Neat Egg replacer
  • 3/4 C. Granulated sugar
  • 1 TB. Red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. Dairy-free milk + 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Enjoy LIfe Chocolate Chips

*Chocolate Covered Cookie Mold if you have it.

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together dairy-free milk and lemon juice and set aside to curdle.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, beat 5 TB butter with sugar until fluffy.  Beat in egg replacer, food coloring and vanilla. 
  5. Beat in the flour mixture, alternating with the soy milk mixture until smooth.
  6. Drop by 1/4 C. measurements 2 inches apart and spread batter in a circular motion with back of spoon.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.  Let sit 5 minutes to cool before transferring to wire rack. 
  8. In the meantime, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave approximately 1 minutes and stir until smooth. If you have a Chocolate Covered Cookie Mold, just fill the mold 1/3 of the way with chocolate, insert cooled cookie, then chill in the fridge until chocolate is hard
  9. OR simply dip lower half of cookie into melted chocolate and let extra drip off before laying onto parchment. Allow to cool and set before serving. 
  10. OPTIONAL: Drizzle cookies with Vanilla icing  Refrigerate until set. 

Courses Holidays, Dessert

PLAY ALONG

Do you have any recipes that you forgot about but need to pull back out again?  If so, what is it?

Maybe you have a recipe that you USE to make that isn’t allergy safe.  I’d love to hear what that is so I can add it to my list to make for you!

Don’t forget to share your answers below,,, It’s much more fun when everyone participates 🙂

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Your favorite cupcake now in the form of a cookie! DF,EG,NF, Vegan

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34 Comments
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 10:20h, 14 November Reply

    Cookie cupcakes! I love it! So pillowy and soft, just as I like a cookie!

  • Megan | Allergy Free Alaska
    Posted at 11:45h, 14 November Reply

    I want to eat the whole pan! Especially because you dipped them in chocolate – perfection!

  • Kelly @ TastingPage
    Posted at 17:54h, 14 November Reply

    These look fabulous and love the little face you made it. Great holiday idea!

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 21:30h, 14 November Reply

    Chocolate on chocolate – why don’t more people do this with red velvet desserts? It seems so natural! And tuxedo man cookie is adorable!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:59h, 15 November Reply

      It was hard to take a bite off that sweet face, but Xander didn’t care!

  • Lindsey Willson
    Posted at 21:57h, 14 November Reply

    You have an e-book?! Wow! I need to get that. These seriously look amazing. This is on my list to make this holiday season.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:00h, 15 November Reply

      Tag me so I can see how they turn out for you 🙂 and yes, its a few years old, but the recipes are some of our favorites.

  • Sarah-A Whisk and Two Wands
    Posted at 22:03h, 14 November Reply

    I cannot wait to make these for my oldest, she LOVES red velvet! Maybe even for an extra birthday treat as her birthday is this month.

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 22:06h, 14 November Reply

    Ooh, ,I’ve never dipped red velvet cookies in chocolate. Great idea!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:56h, 15 November Reply

      Thanks Crystal! You need to try it for sure, your taste buds will thank you 🙂

  • Cricket Plunkett
    Posted at 12:41h, 15 November Reply

    Love red velvet cake, what a fun idea making them into cookies!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:57h, 15 November Reply

      Cuts down the calories when its as big as a cookie (unless you eat several of them ) 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 15:00h, 15 November Reply

    I love red velvet anything! These cookies look like the perfect bite!

  • Ricki
    Posted at 22:33h, 17 November Reply

    You know, I would never have thought to make red velvet COOKIES–but what a great idea! So cute and pretty, too. And cookies that are as light as cake? Even better idea! 😀

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:34h, 17 November Reply

      Thanks Ricki! It makes a perfect cookie, you’ll have to try.

  • Elizabeth DiBurro
    Posted at 11:04h, 18 November Reply

    This is a cookie that is safe for my son and one that I’d know he would love! The decorations are just too cute!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:05h, 20 November Reply

      Oh great Elizabeth! I’m glad these are safe for him!

  • Alicia Pope
    Posted at 14:51h, 18 November Reply

    Love the little tuxedo man cookie. SO adorable 🙂

  • Gluten Free With Emily
    Posted at 21:03h, 18 November Reply

    This is my first time hearing of the neat egg, I would like to give it a try. This cookies look amazing!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:07h, 20 November Reply

      Sometimes it’s just nice to have other “egg” options and it’s even better when they work amazingly well! 😉

  • Kelly // The Pretty Bee
    Posted at 22:00h, 18 November Reply

    These look so decadent! What a special holiday cookie recipe!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:04h, 20 November Reply

      They really are extremely fluffy and delicious! My favorite type of cookie.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:09h, 20 November Reply

      Thanks Kelly! You’re right, they do make a wonderful holiday cookie (restrictions for not).

  • Kortney // Allergy Girl Eats
    Posted at 10:41h, 19 November Reply

    These cookies are absolutely adorable. All I can see are fat Santa tummies! So perfect for the holiday season.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:24h, 29 November Reply

      Thanks :). Gotta keep Santa fat or else he just looks creepy (like the new Chuck’e Cheese Mouse) lol!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 10:29h, 22 November Reply

    This is the ultimate dessert… A cupcake cookie hybrid sounds amazing!!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:52h, 22 November Reply

      Thanks Laura! Yes two of my favorite desserts in 1

  • Elvin
    Posted at 08:24h, 20 May Reply

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

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