Red Velvet Chocolate Blossoms

One of the great advantages of following several food blogs is that when I’m not particularly jonesing to make any one recipe, I’ll find one from another food blog that inevitably catches my attention. Such is the case with these red velvet chocolate blossoms. They’re a variation of Cupcake Muffin’s red velvet peppermint blossoms. Unfortunately, my local grocery store didn’t have the fun white chocolate peppermint Hugs, so I opted for the milk chocolate Kisses “hugged” by white cream. The bag also came with regular Kisses, so I used some of those as well.

I was pleasantly surprised by these tasty little gems. The recipe calls for placing the Hugs Kisses into the center of the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven, allowing the Kisses to get nice and melty while still retaining their shape. However, since I was bringing these for the office and the Afternoon Drive Crew, I had to place them in the refrigerator to firm up. No point in having a chocolate, gooey mess that would prevent anyone from trying them!

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42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eileen
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 08:55:46

    Oooooooh. Those are adorable! I’ve only ever had peanut butter blossoms. I’m intrigued by this variation.

  2. Quay Po Cooks
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 09:08:25

    Handsomely blossom cookies! Love them.

  3. InCucinaDaME
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 09:29:24

    These are just PERFECTION !

  4. Food,Photography & France
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 09:53:02

    Amazing looking biscuits – congratulations

  5. forgottenbeast
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 10:07:17

    Gorgeous! I love the look of the ones with hugs in them, nice range of color

  6. Cher
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 10:31:00

    How fun! My girls love peanut butter blossoms (with mini peanut butter cups in place of the kisses). I am sure the red velvet version would catch their eye…

  7. Anita Menon
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 10:48:10

    They look so vibrant. I am sure everybody will find them irresistible

  8. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:18:48

    Those look crazy good.

  9. Alice
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:36:25

    looks tasty!!

  10. Lisa @smartfoodandfit
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:51:01

    So cool, perfect colors for Valentine’s Day!

  11. Holly
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 12:13:10

    Red Velvet is my favorite!! I will have to try these soon! Hope you have a great New Year! :)

  12. Thu
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 13:15:54

    Oh man, I die! I love red velvet but it’s so hard to control yourself when you make a huge batch of cupcake (from the box of course) but these look so dainty, I could eat a lot more and not feel guilty ;)

    Hope you had a great holiday sweetie!

  13. spicegirlfla
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 14:36:55

    The color is just stunning! I love the ones with the striped kisses!! I’m thinking these will be awesome for Valentines since my Xmas baking is over!!

  14. Janet Rudolph
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 15:18:33

    These are beautiful, and I’ll bet they’re fabulous, too!

  15. Three-Cookies
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 15:29:16

    Very attractive

  16. Cakelaw
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 15:57:32

    These are absolutely gorgeous, and are in perfect colours for Christmas. We don’t get Hugs here, but regular choc bits could work here (although they are smaller than Hugs).

  17. bakingaddict
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 16:27:48

    These look amazing! I’ll have to get some kisses so I can make these. Love the vibrant colours :)

  18. Kathy
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 17:06:45

    These look absolutely wonderful!! I’ll have to give these a try…my grandkids would love the kiss in the middle!

  19. Liz
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 17:18:28

    Oh, my daughter would go nuts for these! I have some peppermint hugs, but I think I like your version even better :)

  20. Sue/the view from great island
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 17:26:43

    These are now top of my list for next Christmas…you can never start thinking about holiday cookies too early!

  21. RadioDiva
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 18:12:46

    SO GOOD.
    SO, SO, GOOD!!
    These cookies blossomed in my mouth and my brain is smiling! Yummy suggested that we heat them in the microwave for 5sec for the “gooey, out-of-the-oven” effect. However, time did not allow for such foolishness. We all became Homer Simpson and said in a Homer voice: Can’t heat. Eaaating. LOL!!

    WINNING!!!

  22. Betty
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 21:35:13

    These are soooo tempting- I love red velvet anything! I think the chocolate hugs were a great choice here. Hope you have a very Happy New Year! :)

  23. Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 21:56:41

    That’s a great twist on a classic cookie! Happy New year!

  24. Anne@frommysweetheart
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 22:47:45

    Oh these are beautiful! I know my coworkers would just love these. I love the original…..but what a sensational twist! And I think I’d rather do the hugs or regular kisses in the center, too! The hugs give a wink and a nod to a cream cheese frosting! These turned out great and I can’t wait to try them!

  25. Baker Street
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 23:18:07

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Love your take on an old classic! Happy New Year! xx

  26. Ann
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 23:26:51

    The look delicious – there’s something about these cookies…they’re SO easy, but they’re always the first ones to disappear!

  27. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 23:52:41

    Those would get devoured at my house! They look so so good!

  28. Allison (Allison's Delicious Life)
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 00:18:16

    These look amazing!

  29. Kay aka Babygirl
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 01:14:03

    Oh red velvet.. yes these Red Velvet Chocolate Blossoms definitely look delicious and so decadent. Love this

  30. sanya
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 04:25:14

    I’ve never ever made anything red velvet! Not something we see much of here in Aust, but have admired for the longest time!
    I just ordered some colour gels so will definitely keep these in mind!

  31. Alexis @ There She Goes
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 08:07:42

    oh man…you have taken my favorite cookie and just upped the ante with red velvet deliciousness!

  32. cindyrina
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 08:37:59

    wow love red velvet and your version look so good and creative!!!
    Happy new year to you and have a blast celebration with your love ones!!!

  33. Elaine
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 08:52:08

    These look irresistible!

  34. gnashingrefined
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 09:01:46

    OH my!

  35. sara
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 14:30:59

    These are so pretty! I’m glad the recipe turned out well for you and that you liked it! :)

  36. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 17:41:58

    I love anything Red Velvet and these are no exception! What a decadent looking cookie and so festive! I shared this on Facebook!

  37. Chaya
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 19:28:20

    These photos are amazing. Red velvet can be so good.

  38. Tasty Mayhem
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 14:26:34

    Great variation, and love that you put them on the red plaid plate. :-)

  39. fantasticmiss
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 19:52:20

    One of my new year resolutions is to stay away from sweets, but seeing thing made my resolve crumble. Heehee This looks delicious!

  40. muppy
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 15:40:56

    they look so pretty! love the choccy on top :)

  41. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 00:38:57

    hi yummy chunklet, your cookies look so catchy and a very unique structure-color and cracks..very artistic to my eyes. love looking at them.. must try this..have a nice day

  42. Terra
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 22:34:16

    I have a new love for red velvet, and so anything red velvet makes me happy! Seriously these blossoms look gorgeous, and sound amazing! Hugs, Terra

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