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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients
7 tbsp, room temperature Organic Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup Pure Cane Sugar
2 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
1, room temperature Organic Egg
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Dry Ingredients
4.4 ounces or 1 heaping cup Organic All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
What makes them pink
1 bulb, juiced Red Beetroot
Topping (optional)
14 (1 per cookie) Chocolate Kisses

Pink Cookies

Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 14
  • Easy

Directions

Whether you have a sweetheart or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to eat some yummy sweets…and it doesn’t hurt when it’s cute and pink either!

Most pink or red desserts have red dye added to them to achieve that color but around here we don’t believe in food coloring! These beautiful pink cookies get their color the natural way, with raw beet juice! You are probably thinking “But I don’t want my cookies to taste like beets!” No worries, you won’t be able to taste the beet at all!

Steps

1
Done

Bring Butter & Egg Up To Room Temperature

Move the butter and egg from the refrigerator to your kitchen counter at least 30 minutes prior to baking. The butter should be softened, not melted.

In the meantime, measure out the rest of the ingredients and get a baking sheet ready lined with parchment paper.

2
Done

Juice The Beetroot

Wash, peel and juice the beet using a juicer or powerful blender. If you are using a blender, use a strainer to strain the juice.

3
Done

Mix Wet Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350F.

In a large bowl or standing mixer, add the (very) soft butter and sugars. Mix on medium speed until the butter and sugars are well combined and creamy. If you are using a standing mixer, like a KitchenAid, use the paddle attachment.

Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

4
Done

Add Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a fork or whisk.

Note: Baking soda instead of baking powder will mess with the pH of the beetroot color, so stick to baking powder.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 2 or 3 batches. Mix on low until combined but not not over mix as it could result in a tough cookie.

5
Done

Make The Batter Pink!

Add 2 tbsp of the raw, pure beetroot juice to the batter and mix with a spatula or spoon until it's fully pink!

6
Done

Time To Bake

Use a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Scoop 8 or 9 cookies per baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Since this recipe was created with Valentine's Day in mind, it makes 14 small cookies...14 cookies for February 14th..get it? Haha!

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Then top with a chocolate kiss!

Share with your friends, family, and loved ones! Happy Valentine's Day!

Joni

Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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