Tuesday 7 February 2023

Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add a splash of pink to your cookies with ruby chocolate chips!

Last year I attended a conference for uni where we got to network with any employers, possibly in the hope of landing a job once we graduate. The beauty of this conference was not only meeting talented people and entering some amazing cake competitions, there were A LOT of food samples. And I mean a lot. I'm talking breads, bagels, cakes, muffins, desserts and of course chocolate. The chocolate was represented by none other than Callebaut, who if you have not heard of them you should do a little Googling. I had only come into contact with Callebaut because we use their chocolate at uni and it's possibly some of the finest (Belgian) chocolate I have tasted. I believe it is mainly for industry use, you won't find it in shops as they come in big bags of chocolate pallets which are great for making chocolate bars or dessert filings. My point is, I was lucky to be given a free bag of Ruby chocolate chips (callets)and I knew they would make a great feature for Valentines Day. 

Ruby chocolate, if you've never tried it, is similar to white chocolate in the way you temper it and its creaminess. It was actually Callebaut who introduced Ruby Chocolate onto the scene in 2017 and apparently the chocolate is naturally pink from certain types of cocoa beans. The recipe to make the chocolate is of course very secret, but I have seen many supermarkets now produce their own ruby chocolate chips in the baking sections and Kit Kat did their own ruby bar. To taste, Ruby chocolate is actually very sweet, fruity and smooth and unlike any other chocolate I have tasted. So naturally I thought why not put these pallets to good use in a cookie recipe!

If you love cookies and chocolate....

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Prep: 15 minutes + chill 20 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Serves: 12 cookies


  • I like to weight my cookies so that I get roughly equal amounts per cookie. around 52-55g per cookie is a good amount to get 12 cookies. 
  • You can make these cookies bigger as well but make sure to spread them out on the tray so they don't attach to each other. 
  • I have seen ruby chocolate chips in Tesco and Asda and also Amazon do bigger packets. 


  • 230g plain flour
  • 100g butter, room temp
  • 90g light brown sugar
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 60g egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2g salt
  • 150g ruby chocolate chips
  • Heart sprinkles


  1. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Add the butter, sugars, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to beat on high speed for a couple of minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and beat again until well incorporated.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and mix again on low speed until combined. Stir in 120g of the ruby chocolate chips by hand to evenly mix in.
  5. Scoop out roughly 12 equal balls of dough (SEE NOTES), placing them onto the prepared baking trays with space between to allow them to expand.
  6. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill. After ten minutes, preheat the oven to 180℃.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes until lightly golden brown. As soon as they are out of the oven, press the remaining ruby chocolate chips on top of the warm cookies and sprinkle on the heart sprinkles if using.
  8. Leave to cool for 5 minutes on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. These are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Enjoy!



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