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Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #recipeIt’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.

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #recipe Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #recipeAside 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!

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #recipe

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies (my batch made 27)

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Blue food coloring (preferably gel)
  • White chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line your baking sheets with silicone baking mats; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


recipe from here

Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #recipe

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30 Responses to “Blue Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. huntfortheverybest — January 29, 2014 at 7:07 am

    i love the color of these. they are so cute!

    • Rachael replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 11:07 am

      Thank you! I think it'd be fun (albeit time consuming) to make a bunch in every color then lay them out in a gradient pattern!

  2. Smiley Bee — February 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This is now my favourite place for food recipes!!

    • Rachael replied: — February 1st, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

      I'm so happy to hear that!

  3. Jessica — February 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Wow these look so cute and fun, it's not very common to use blue coloring in baking.

    • Rachael replied: — February 6th, 2014 @ 4:38 am

      Thanks, Jessica! Yeah, the hue is definitely a little shocking, but I think thats's what makes theme so cool!

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  6. jackie — July 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

    1) if I want to make a bigger batch do I just double the ingredients? Do they come out as perfectly??

    2) What adjustments should I make if I use liquid colouring? 3) How long can I store the dough?

    4) How long can I store the cookies that have already been baked?


    • Rachael replied: — July 27th, 2014 @ 8:57 am

      Hey, Jackie!

      If you want to make a bigger batch you can definitely just double the ingredients! I've done it a couple times. If you use liquid coloring, I might add a couple more tablespoons of flour. I've never used the liquid myself as I don't find it quite as pigmented. The dough should keep for at least a couple days in the fridge, and the cookies themselves will keep for around a week in a sealed container!

      Let me know how they work out for you!!

  7. Mary — September 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm


    I was excited to try out this recipe, as my favorite sports teams colors are blue and white.  I followed the recipe exactly and unfortunately my end result was teal green cookies and not blue.  I’d love to hear your feedback on this issue as well as to see if anyone else has encountered a similar issue.  Although they taste incredible, I was very disappointed in the end result regarding the color.

    Looking forward to your response.

    • Rachael replied: — September 7th, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

      Hi Mary,
      I'm sorry your cookies didn't turn out pretty and vibrant! But, I do believe I have your answer as I've had that happen to! The problem? You need to use super high-quality, very pigmented food coloring gel. I like the Wilton brand, and that is what I used for the cookies pictured 🙂 The gels that are less pigmented have a harder time shining through the dark cocoa powder (which makes the colors appear a bit more muddy).
      Hope this helps!

  8. Jaja — September 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    OMG I am so over the moon that I found this! These are going to be perfect for my “sweets bar” for my baby shower. TEAM BLUE!! 😉  They look absolutely delicious.

    • Rachael replied: — September 24th, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

      Oh man, a "sweets bar" sounds exactly like the type of bar I want to frequent!
      I hope you love the cookies as much as I do! I've made them way too many times. Beware of stained hands while making them, though 😛

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  10. Tom — April 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I’m making these with my students for Autism Awareness month tomorrow, and I have a few questions.

    1. How crucial are the silicone baking mats?

    2. How does the white vinegar impact the cookies?  I’ve never done a velvet cookie before…. If I use a more gourmet white vinegar, will that impact taste?  Or is it just fine with the plain, distilled white vinegar from a store?

    3. Roughly how much gel do you use to make one batch?  We are thinking of quadrupling the batch tomorrow (over two different baking sessions), so that we have plenty of cookies to pass out.  

    4. How badly do they make the teeth blue? 🙂 I have some students that may be super sensitive to that due to their disability, so I want to know if we need to forewarn them ahead of time!

    Thanks!  Everyone is extremely excited to make these!

    • Rachael replied: — April 16th, 2015 @ 10:41 am

      How fun! That’s amazing!

      You don’t need silicone baking mats. They make things a bit easier, but you could just use parchment paper!
      Just go ahead and use regular white vinegar—that’s what I use!
      The gel amount varies based on the kind you get, and how vibrant you want the cookies to be. I would say the most is maybe 1/4tsp per batch?
      I don’t remember them making mouths blue, but I can’t tell you 100% on that one, I’m sorry!

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  12. Katherine — September 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hello, i am an aspiring baker and adore making cookies, currently in grade 12 of high school, anywho my school colours are blue and white and these would go perfectly with our student council club fair booth. I am going to be making about 150 of these babies (obviously ill make one batch at a time) however is it still effective to just stir in the chocolate chips? It would be nice to save some time by stirring them in rather than putting each one on at a time. Thanks so much. 

    • Rachael replied: — September 26th, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

      Hey Katherine! Sorry about the late reply, I was on vacation. It will still taste the same, but they won’t look quite as adorable.

  13. Alex — March 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I couldn’t find any unsalted butter, so is simple butter alright?

    • Rachael replied: — March 14th, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

      Sure, just maybe cut down the salt in the recipe.

  14. Dorothy — March 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    If I use simply food coloring, how many drops would it be to achieve the blue?

    • Rachael replied: — March 15th, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

      Hi Dorothy, the same blue hue cannot be achieved with regular food dye, and I believe the amount of liquid required may make the dough a bit weird. If you’d o give it a go with the regular liquid dye, let me know how it goes!

  15. Alex — March 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    By how much salt would I cut off?

    • Rachael replied: — March 15th, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

      Hey Alex, I would reduce the salt by half 🙂

  16. Azz — June 30, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Hi Rachel! If I omit the vegetable shortening, would it affect the taste and texture of the cookie? Is there a substitute for it? Thanks! 

    • Rachael replied: — June 30th, 2016 @ 12:11 pm

      Hi Azz, It will definitely affect the texture of the cookie. They won’t be as chewy. In a pinch, you could use all butter or margarine, but the cookies may come out a bit crisper.

  17. Aimee — January 30, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Hi Rachael! I just have two questions. 
    1) How bright is the blue color? I want it to be a very obvious blue and not a teal.
    2) Would regular chocolate chips be alright in these cookies? I’m not sure which he prefers and I don’t want to give anything away. 

    • Rachael replied: — February 3rd, 2017 @ 11:09 am

      It depends on the food coloring you use. If you use a high quality gel food coloring, it will be very vibrant like these shown. Food colorings of lesser quality will produce a duller color.

      Regular chocolate chips would be delicious, but not as much of a stark contrast.

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