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Divine’s Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try this recipe for melt-in-your-mouth heavenly cookies using Divine’s Pink Himalayan Salt Chocolate.

This recipe was created by Nourishing Amy.

Deliciously pink cookies for Valentine’s Day – or any day! Imagine the best red velvet cake crossed with a chocolate chunk cookie and this is it. Chewy, soft and delicious cookies flavoured with cocoa, coloured red and packed with chunks of melting chocolate.

Makes: 14
Time: 25 minutes plus chilling time


  • 110g vegan butter, softened
  • 80g vegan cream cheese
  • 100g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 80g Fairtrade light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Fairtrade vanilla essence
  • 6 drops red food gel
  • 180g plain or gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 180g Divine Pink Himalayan Salt Chocolate, roughly chopped


  • Using a handheld or freestanding mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until fully mixed. Add in both sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the vanilla and red food gel.
  • Now add the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and beat to a thick cookie dough.
  • Fold in most of the chocolate, saving some for the top and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into 14 balls and arrange them on the trays, leaving a 3cm gap around them as they spread. Press on the extra chocolate and bake for 13 to 14 minutes, or until spread, crinkly at the edges and slightly tender in the middle. Turn the trays round halfway through baking time.
  • Allow to cool on the trays for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully or enjoy warm. Store cooled cookies in a sealed container for 3 to 5 days at room temperature. Cookies can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Divine Chocolate is a global social enterprise driven by a mission to help end exploitation in the cocoa industry, creating a world where farmers thrive and prosper.

Our business model reflects the belief that producers should earn a share of the profits they help to create. That’s why a shareholder of Divine Chocolate is Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union, a co-operative of 100,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana who grow the finest quality cocoa for our everyday and seasonal collections. The farmers’ ownership stake in Divine Chocolate is a first in the Fairtrade world.

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This recipe has been shared as part of our Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Choose The World You Want festival.

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