What could be better for Galentine’s than Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies? These cookies are so on top of their game, I’ve got a nick name for them. Smooth Operators, that’s what these cookies are. They move in space with minimal waste and maximum joy. Thanks, Sade!
So, I’m sure you all know by now that February 13 is Galentine’s Day. Right?
For those of you who want the 411 (that’s still a thing, right?), here’s the deal. Galentine’s Day started as an idea from the sitcom Parks and Recreation.
As I’ve said before, I wasn’t originally a fan of this show. I know. Hard to believe. But because I’ve been on the board of director of our local Parks and Recreation department for years now, this show just irked me because it seemed like a sad representation of the people who actually work in parks and recreation departments across the country. Contrary to the name, they are some of the hardest working people across the country. Camp Fire Girl’s Honor!
But I’ve come to realize a big truth in life. Humor and satire requires a little space to be appreciated.
When I can watch Parks and Rec in my zen place and ignore how little the characters on the show actually work, I can see the hilarity of it all.
So, back to the main topic. Here’s a definition of Galentine’s Day in the words of one of the main characters:
What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair minus the angst. Plus frittatas. — Leslie Knope
What a brilliant idea. Ladies celebrating ladies. We should do more of that!
What I Love About These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
First and foremost, I love how easy these cookies are to make. I mean, we’re talking around 5 ingredients. Not too shabby! And delicious? OMG. Imagine dense, gooey, chocolatey, red devil deliciousness in every bite.
That about sums it up.
Plus, I love that when I shared them with my non vegan friends, they oohed and ahh’d in delight. Music to my ears.
My friend Courtney put together a whole gaggle of Galentine’s Day bloggers. You can participate in the fun by going from link to link and seeing all the yummy, gally recipes in the bunch. Just make sure you’ve got an empty stomach first, because this is some serious goodness!
Galentine’s Day Goodies
Orange Yogurt Waffles from Savvy Eats
Chocolate Honey Bombs from The Live-In Kitchen
Brownie Batter Chocolate Tart from Melanie Makes
Coeur a la Creme with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Strawberries from Heather’s Dish
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Puffs from The Redhead Baker
Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Cheesecake from NeighborFood
Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles from Girl Versus Dough
Cheesecake Milkshakes from Chocolate Moosey
Campari and Passion Fruit Sorbet from Food Lust People Love
Boston Cream Trifles from gotta get baked
Grilled Cheese & Chocolate Sandwich with Ganache Dipping Sauce from Climbing Grier Mountain
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Namely Marly
Red Wine Ice Cream Floats from Mind Over Batter
Wicked Waikiki Sour from Pineapple and Coconut
Anise-Scented Ice Cream with Candied Fennel Seeds from girlichef
Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Whipped Cream from A Cookie Named Desire
Now, for those of you who think making cookies with a cake mix is a little below your standards, check back with me tomorrow because I’m going to be sharing a super healthy, super delicious version of these cookies. You’re gonna love it!
Love is such a happy thing. Don’t you think? And do you know what would make me happier than Leslie Knope at a Hillary Clinton for President Campaign kick-off event? If you made these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies and shared them with me using #NamelyMarly via Instagram and/or Twitter. You know…it’d make my day!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 box red velvet cake mix I used Duncan Hines because it doesn’t have dairy products
- ½ cup vegan butter
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Place the vegan butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, until mostly melted. Pour the red velvet cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add the melty butter. Stir to combine. It will be a very course mixture at this point.
- In the same bowl you melted the butter, add the ground flax seeds, cornstarch, and water. Stir to combine. Pour this into the bowl with the red velvet cookie dough batter. Stir to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
- When you’re ready to begin baking, preheat oven to 350F. Use a cookie dough scoop to create 36 cookie dough balls. Roll the cookie dough balls in the powdered sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 1½ inches apart. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to sit on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a rack to cool.
If you’re into red velvet cookies, you’re in luck! There’s lots of fabulous recipes online. Here are a few you might want to check out:
- Red Velvet Kiss Cookies by The Cafe Sucre Farine. Love!
- The Best Red Velvet Cookies by Roxanne’s Home Baking. Gotta try these!
- Red Velvet Sugar Cookies by Creme de la Crumb. Ooh la la!
- Or you can check out these Pineapple Red Velvet Dessert Bars by me, myself and I. 🙂
Whatever Galentine’s Day goodie you’re getting gnarly with, enjoy!