*This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more details!*

Easy and delicious red velvet cookie bars, stuffed with white chocolate chips! One of the best cookies, in traybake form! 

Red velvet is just one of those things that I love… its basically a chocolate and slightly vanilla flavoured cake, that is red! Traditionally its a sponge cake, and the red normally comes from a certain cocoa powder, or even beetroot! 

However, for these cookies, it is food colouring. People love the idea of red velvet, and so do I – but when thinking of cookies, or cookie bars – the realistic part to make the recipe super easy is to use regular cocoa powder, and food colouring. 

Cookie bars are one of my favourite things in general, and this is obvious by how many of them are on my blog! Some of my favourites are my Mini Egg cookie bars at Easter time, or even my millionaires cookie bars – they are so customisable! 

I used a very similar version of my NYC red velvet cookies for this recipe because I am utterly in love with it, and I don’t want to mess with it! Some bits change however, such as not needing to use baking powder. 

For the cookie dough, it really is so similar because it works. I use this red food colouring for these, and this is so important. Just like in all my other red velvet bakes, I use the same food colouring as its so strong, and you don’t need much at all! 

The annoying thing about some food colourings, is that they are awful! Any brand you can get from the supermarket is just not good enough. I always get comments saying “I tried this but it stayed brown” and its always because supermarket colours were used. I wish they were better, but they really are not. 

Another question I often get, is what cocoa powder I use. There are quite a few delicious ones you can buy at the supermarket, but I bake so often I that I bulk buy! I use this cocoa powder which you can buy online, or in wholesalers often! It has also been through the dutching process. 

For the chocolate chips, you can use whatever you like. Just like in my NYC Red velvet cookies though, I like using white chocolate chips because of the contrast to the red cookie dough, and I also love the sweet flavour of the white chocolate with the taste of the cookie dough. 

You can of course, use whatever you want! You can use a chopped up bar of chocolate, you can use supermarket branded chocolate chips (although they are a lot smaller!) or anything! I always use the callets as they are a good size and I love how they look in the bake, but I get peoples opinions on chip size varies!

Honestly though, I hope you love these red velvet cookie bars. They are so simple to make, 100% worth the red food colouring purchase, and you will want to gobble up several yourself. Enjoy the recipe, any questions, leave them below in the comments! Jane x

Red Velvet Cookie Bars

Easy and delicious red velvet cookie bars, stuffed with white chocolate chips! One of the best cookies, in traybake form! 
Print Pin Rate
Category: Cookies
Type: Cookie Bars
Keyword: Red Velvet
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 38 minutes
Servings: 16 Pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie

Ingredients

  • 125 g Unsalted butter/stork
  • 100 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 75 g White granulated sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Red food colouring (See below)
  • 265 g Plain flour
  • 15 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 300 g White chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºc fan, and line a 9x9" square tin with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter, light brown soft sugar and white granulated sugar to a bowl and beat together until creamy - I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment!
  • Add in the egg, vanilla extract and red food colouring and beat again.
  • Add in the plain flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, and sea salt and beat until a cookie dough is formed!
  • Add in the white chocolate chips and beat until they are distributed well!
  • Press the cookie dough into the lined tin.
  • Bake the cookie bars in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until the top of the dough looks dry.
  • Once baked, leave them to cool in the tray.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

ENJOY!

Find my other Recipes on my Recipes Page!

You can find me on:
Instagram
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
Youtube

J x

© Jane’s Patisserie. All images & content are copyright protected. Do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words and credit me, or link back to this post for the recipe.

19 Comments

  1. Karen on July 20, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    5 stars
    These cookie bars are beautiful!!
    Made for a red velvet officianado they totally floored him!!
    Will definitely make again

  2. Rachael MacIsaac on July 20, 2021 at 9:09 am

    5 stars
    I made these at the weekend with your caramel shortcake. Both were delicious with a cup of coffee 😊

  3. Cynthia Caton on July 17, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    5 stars
    Made these cookie bars today wow so good highly recommend them, i didn’t have enough of the white chocolate chips so added milk chips and small fudge pieces to make up the weight, no problem blended really well
    Thank you Jane for a great recipe

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 19, 2021 at 10:51 am

      Hey! Ahh amazing I am so pleased you love them as much as I do. You are very welcome!x



  4. Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes on July 17, 2021 at 11:50 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, these bars looks lovely 🙂

  5. Zam on July 14, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Hi what cocoa did you use ? Thanks

  6. Rach on July 12, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Hi Jane
    Looks like another fab recipe! Would these freeze ok? Thanks 😊

  7. Pauline Williams on July 11, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. Didn’t have choc chips so used chopped white cooking chocolate. Could not wait for it to cool completely so had to try it after about an hour. Ummmmm!!! didn’t have the colouring advised, so not as red, but have sent off for what has been recommended and look forward to using that next time.

    Thanks so much for such another lovely recipe.

  8. kimberly on July 11, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    nut chocolate

  9. Olympia Powell on July 11, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic recipe 🥰 will be making again x

  10. Honor on July 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Hi! Can I use dr.oetker food gel?

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 12, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      No you can’t, as mentioned on the post any supermarket ones don’t work x



  11. Elsa on July 10, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Hi why is it that you melt the butter in your other cookie bars but not this just out of curiosity

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 12, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Hiya – as mentioned on the post this is based off my NYC Cookies so the method is based off that too x



  12. Zerin on July 10, 2021 at 11:28 am

    These look amazing I am definitely going to be making these. Can you use milk chocolate swell ? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 12, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      Yes you can use any flavour chocolate added in x



Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating








This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.