There’s something about Red Velvet that I like. Perhaps it’s the intriguing dark, red colour. Perhaps it’s the subtle chocolatey taste, perhaps it’s that tinge of sourness. Heck! It’s everything about Red Velvet that I like. It’s hard not to like them and I find myself not being able to say no whenever I am offered with one.
I haven’t quite dared to try making them, although I have been mulling about baking them for a while now. However, instead of the usual thoroughfare of making a Red Velvet Cupcake, I thought I’d try something simpler in the form of cookies. There are plenty of recipes out there, tons of variations and I think with cookies, as long as you have the base right, it’s quite hard to screw up.
Unfortunately, I realised that I had run out of chocolate chips at the time when I decided to make this and only after having mixed in the butter and sugar together. What we did have lying around at home, though, were a couple of boxes of Hagel slag, of various variety- otherwise known as Chocolate Sprinklers; the stuff Dutch people like.
Being the good-natured mom that I am, I put my faith in my kids and asked them to pick their choice of Hagel slag. I wasn’t disappointed. They made their choice swiftly. They confidently poured that hagelslag into my dough to the amount they think would be right and left me with the mixing as they watched over me. You know, just to be sure that I don’t screw up.
Icing sugar? Hell, Yes! the kids chimed! (OK. The kids did not say “Hell”. I did.) I was feeling a tad too generous that day; I guess it was probably because I was already on sugar-high myself. The mixture had the typical ingredients of a Red Velvet and with the added Hagel slag in it plus my intention of making it look a little crinkled with icing sugar, it became my new Grubbecipes.
And that was how my Red Velvet Chocolate Sprinklers Crinkled Cookies came about. A mouthful 6-syllable word, but! once you pop in your mouth, you just cannot, cannot, cannot stop! Even my dad who doesn’t like cookies ate them and went for seconds!
Trust me on this one; never mind that some of them looked like they have grown fungus on them (thanks to the green Hagel slag and semi-melted icing sugar) after bake-off, yet taste-wise, they are out of this world. It’s a cookie that is just a little crispy on the outside, yet remained soft and chewy on the inside.
And the taste of that hagelslag? Oooh..la..laaa! We are hooked and there’s no turning back.
Red Velvet Chocolate Sprinklers Crinkled Cookies
Soft, chewy, chocolatey, sugary, crinkly cookies that will make you go for seconds (or thirds or fourths)