It’s all I can think about. That’s why I made blue cookies and stained my hands and fingernails for all eternity. Worth it.
But really, the Seahawks going to the Superbowl is A. Big. Deal. You see, we’re suffering from a drought here. We have not won a national sports title in almost 40 years. Yikes.
Anyway, whether or not your team is playing on Sunday, I hope you will be watching the big game (at least for the commercials!), preferably with a batch of these by your side.
Aside from the fact that these are already mandatorily awesome because of their blue hue, these cookies are unbelievably delicious. They’re slightly chocolatey, perfectly chewy, and studded with creamy white chocolate chips. I had originally planned on making little cream cheese whoopee pies with them, but after tasting a cookie I knew they were too perfect to alter. For real, they are the best texture; I believe that is thanks to the vegetable shortening.
The amount of food coloring you add is totally up to you, but I would advise using a gel coloring because not only are they more pigmented (meaning you can use less!), but they won’t alter the wet to dry ingredient ratio of your dough like a pure liquid coloring could.
Also, if you wanted these to be super Seahawks-y, you could swap the white chocolate chips out for Skittles—Beast Mode Cookies!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line your baking sheets with silicone baking mats; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar for 5 minutes. Add in the egg, egg yolk, vinegar, and vanilla and mix for 3-5 more minutes until smooth and creamy. Add in the food coloring, a tiny bit at a time, until your desired hue is reached.
Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined.
Using a 1 and 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto prepared baking sheets a couple inches apart. Press 8 white chocolates chips into each dough ball.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheets before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.