A festive cookie to welcome spring
Happy Spring everyone! I whipped these cookies up the other day when I was short on time, but still wanted to make something cheery and fun. (These also doubled as St. Patrick’s Day cookies )
These are just a simple chocolate chip cookie with some added food coloring. Another color like blue would also look great for these. I’m not a fan of artificial colorings, but sometimes it’s nice to have something fun. These are studded with Nestle Toll House Springtime Morsels.
When I made the Red Velvet Pound Cake, I toyed with dyeing the cake with beet juice, but kept forgetting to grab a can at the store. Have you ever dabbled with natural food coloring? How did it turn out?
Hope you get a chance to try these cookies and are beginning to see some signs of spring!
- ½ cup margarine
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp green food coloring, or color of your choice
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup springtime chocolate chips, Nestle Toll House
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars and vanilla with hand mixer until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
- Mix in food coloring.
- In measuring cup, whisk almond milk and canola oil. When combined, blend into margarine mixture.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until dough forms. Dough may appear dry. Use hands to combine dough and press in chocolate chips.
- Divide dough into 24 equal pieces.
- Roll into balls and flatten with palm of hand. Top with extra chocolate chips.
- Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.