Green velvet cookies with white chocolate chips are a fun cookie to serve for St. Patrick's Day or during the spring season. These cookies are not made with cake mix and they are made from scratch.
These cookies are great to serve for St. Patrick's Day and the color of the cookies can easily be swapped out for other occasions such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.
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Ingredients in Green Velvet Cookies
- unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- light brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- egg yolk
- white vinegar
- vanilla extract
- green food coloring
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- white chocolate chips
How to Make Green Velvet Cookies
Preheat the oven and prepare the cookie sheets - Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Melt the butter - Melt the unsalted butter either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Combine the wet ingredients - In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
Beat in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla extract, and green food coloring and mix until combined and smooth.
Combine the dry ingredients - In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
Make the green velvet cookie dough - Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until combined. Be careful not to overmix. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
Scoop the cookie dough - Use a #40 cookie scoop (or by 1 tablespoon) to scoop cookies out. Roll into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart. Press additional white chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls.
Bake - Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes or until the tops are cracked and the cookies are set. Be careful not to overbake.
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Easy St. Patrick's Day Recipes
In addition to these Green Velvet Cookies, here are some other tasty and fun recipes for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.
In addition to the St. Patrick's Day recipes above, here are some other fun recipes from our sister site: Matcha Brookies - Chocolate and matcha come together to create a beautiful cookie to serve this St. Patrick's Day.
Copycat Shamrock Shake - A fast food restaurant popular St. Patrick's Day treat is easy to make right at home!
Tips for Making Cookies
Whether you're a beginner baker or a seasoned baker, it's a good idea to utilize these tips and tools while cookie baking.
Watch the oven - No oven heats exactly the same so using an oven thermometer will keep the correct temperature while cookie baking. Adjust the bake time as well according to how your oven bakes to prevent overbaking or underbaking.
Use parchment paper - Not only does parchment paper make cleaning up the cookie sheet a breeze but it also helps prevent the cookies from spreading as much as they would while baking directly on the cookie sheet.
Know your cookie sheet - Dark cookie sheets tend to bake faster and absorb more heat than light cookie sheets. If using a dark cookie sheet, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees as the bottom and edges of the cookies will darken faster.
Bake one cookie sheet at a time - For even baking cookies and consistent cookie results, bake one cookie sheet at a time and cool the cookie sheets between batches.
Use a cookie scoop - A cookie scoop is a great tool for getting the same size cookies, every time. There are a variety of cookie scoop sizes available for all of your cookie-baking needs.
Use cooling racks - Cookies continue to bake after they come out of the oven and after five to ten minutes of resting time on the cookie sheets it's time to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack so they can cool properly. Using a layered cooling rack also frees up counter space while baking large batches of cookies.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 6- 8 drops green food coloring*
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (plus extra for topping)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt the unsalted butter either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Beat in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla extract, vinegar, and green food coloring and mix until combined and smooth.
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips.
- Use a #40 cookie scoop (or by 1 tablespoon) to scoop cookies out. Roll into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart.
- Press additional white chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls.
- Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes or until the tops are cracked and the cookies are set. Be careful not to overbake.
*Adjust the color of your cookies by adding a little green dye at a time to get the desired color
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Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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