Well, its officially the Holiday season for me. So much so that I am even busting out a Christmas time recipe. I love Christmas!!! I have always been a fan of the classic soft and moist Madeline cookie but why not change it up every now and then. I always past the Madeline cookie pans in the baking section and thought they made very pretty cookies but never thought of making them myself until I thought of these possibilities. Now this is definitely something that has been done before but I had never seen. The recipe I am using is a typical Madeline cookie recipe just with the added cocoa powder and red food coloring (If you had no idea that was the only difference in a red velvet cake mixture then I am so sorry to break the news….I was quite upset myself when I found out). However I do believe it tastes different than white or chocolate cake mix and I love it.
Now, you never need a reason to bake something delicious but this time I do and I would love to share it with all of you fellow readers. I am currently still trying to get into the meat department at my job so I can be on my way to become a meat cutter/butcher. I have been working hard for over 6 months to get into that department and my opportunity has finally come up. Unfortunately I am moving stores and leaving all my wonderful co-workers that I have grown to love, but I will be moving to a store where 3 other people that I used to work with now work which makes the transition 10 times easier. So, the reason I am making these cookie is to say hello and thank you to my new meat department crew in hopes to win them over as not only co-workers but also good friends (you can always win with sugar). With that being said lets now move onto the recipe itself.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. red food coloring
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. vinegar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup butter
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 355° F.
- Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a separate bowl and set aside.
- In another bowl mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in red food coloring and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Mix in one egg at a time until combined.
- Mix in vanilla extract, milk, and vinegar.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients that are in a separate bowl until combined.
- Grease your Madeline Cookie Pan and pour in red velvet mixture about 3/4 of the way full for each cookie.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until you can stick a knife in the cookie and it comes out clean.
- Cool on a baking rack and dust with powdered sugar once completely cooled.
I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find that pan though. I went to 4 different stores, all of which had a good sized baking section and I finally found my pan at Sur La Table. It’s always the last place you look that you find whatever it is you’re looking for.
I hope this inspires some of you to be excited for the Holidays and makes you jump for joy! For me this was a perfect day for baking because it was cold and rainy so I lit some candles and got to baking. I also suggest trying these with melted chocolate, I would have done those as well but I forgot to pick up the melting chocolate and I figured the powdered sugar would be just as picture perfect. ♥