• Makes 20
  • 105 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients
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Irresistibly soft cookies, loaded with NESTLE Mini Milk Choc Bits to ensure that every mouthful is chocolate heaven. Perfect for gift giving….. if you can bear to part with them.

Ingredients (makes 20 cookies)

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup NESTLE Cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1.5 Tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 cup NESTLE Mini Milk Choc Bits (plus a few extra for after baking)


  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. Using a stand mixer on high speed, beat the butter until creamy (about 1 minute).
  3. Turn the mixer to medium speed and add the brown sugar and caster sugar until combined.
  4. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Add food colouring and continue mixing until combined.
  5. Pour the all dry ingredients into the wet mixture and slowly combine using a slow setting on your stand mixer. The mixture should form a soft, sticky dough. Add Nestle Mini Milk Choc Bits.
  6. Cover mixture with cling wrap and chill in fridge for at least 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 170 degrees and line trays with either baking sheets or baking paper.
  8. Roll dough into balls (about 1.5 tablespoons worth) and place on prepared trays allowing about 2 inches for them to spread. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Once baked press slightly to flatten them and form cracks and crinkles. Press and few more NESTLE Mini Milk Choc Bits into the surface of the warm cookies for extra choclatey goodness.
  10. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

  • Wow what a mouthwatering temptation these are.


  • these look incredible! Can’t wait to try them!


  • Yummo, this will be perfect for valentines day treat


  • You can make these with natural food dyes or use some drops of beetroot juice to avoid the colourings. Red velvet is lovely!


  • These look great – perfect for a children’s birthday party.


  • I leave this one for other people to bake and eat :)


  • oh my what a yummy recipe!
    Thank you so much for sharing! One i will be trying!


  • Still, yum, yum, yum! Thanks for sharing!


  • Ive never seen red velvet cookies only cake before. good idea.


  • YUM! Thanks for sharing!


  • What else can you substitute for the red food colouring? We have allergies to this colouring.


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe


  • A heavenly recipe; thanks for sharing!.


  • Have just pinned these for later! How cool are these ♥


  • When I saw them red, I thought they were made with beetroots! :-)

    • So did I and beetroot is healthy for most people because it has a high iron content. However if you are from a European background I advise caution if oyu are likely to eat too many. Unfortunately some suffer from iron overload. Their liver makes too much iron. Some of the symptoms are increase in colour including yellowing, olive or darker skin and pain in the liver region. The risk is also increased by alcohol intake, especially if it is high. I feel sorry for those who enjoy a few drinks. It can also be hereditary. It is known as


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