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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are a holiday favorite for a reason. Even Santa approves of these cookies that are not only fun but also festive! If you bake cookies, you’ll want to make some that everyone will love. These homemade cookies are sure to turn heads and make everyone’s taste buds super happy! 

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are full of flavor and have just the right crinkle cookie look. These cookies are great for Christmas or Valentine’s day!

What are crinkle cookies? 

Crinkle cookies are a type of cookie that is characterized by their crinkled, crispy texture. They can be made with a variety of different ingredients, including butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The dough for crinkle cookies is typically rolled into balls and then coated in powdered sugar before baking. Crinkle cookies are popular holiday treats, and they are often served at Christmas and Easter.

Why You’ll Love Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

If you love red velvet cake, then you’re sure to love red velvet crinkle cookies. 

  • These festive treats have the same rich and creamy taste as traditional red velvet cake, but they are also a bit crispy due to their crinkled texture. 
  • And since they can be made with a variety of different ingredients, each batch of red velvet crinkle cookies can be customized to match your tastes and preferences.
  • My favorite part of these cookies is that they are versatile, and you can change them up to match the holiday you’re celebrating. 

Ingredients Needed

Check out the recipe card for a full list of ingredients in this recipe. 

Image of the ingredients needed to make the cookies : Powdered sugar, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, cocoa, salt, baking powder, milk, vanilla, and red food coloring.
  • All-purpose flour – It’s important to have all-purpose flour for this recipe. 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – If you can, try and get your hands on natural cocoa powder. 
  • Baking powder – You’ll need baking powder to help bake the cookies. 
  • Unsalted butter – The unsalted butter should be at room temperature prior to baking. 
  • Granulated sugar – The cookies will be perfectly sweet thanks to the sugar. 
  • Large eggs – While making these cookies, make sure the eggs are at room temperature. 
  • Liquid red food coloring – The Red Velvet cookies get their color from the liquid red food coloring. 
  • Powdered sugar – The powdered sugar is needed so that you can roll the cookies in the sugar for that crinkled cookie look. 

When can I make these cookies?

The important thing about this Red Velvet Crinkles Recipe is that it’s a great recipe for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. 

Crinkle Cookies on a cooling rack with powdered sugar.

How can you freeze these crinkle cookies?

To freeze these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, you need to make sure you allow the cookies to cool first. Once they are at room temperature, you can freeze the cookies in an airtight container.

What kind of red food coloring should I use?

I do have to say that you’ll want to use a good brand of red food coloring for this recipe. You can choose how dark you want your cookies to be by the type of food coloring you use.  

Top down view to see all the crinkles in the powdered sugar.

What can you serve along with Red Velvet Christmas Cookies?

Crinkle cookies are a great dessert to serve at holiday celebrations, such as Christmas and Easter. They can also be served along with afternoon tea or coffee. If you prefer savory desserts, you may want to consider pairing your red velvet crinkle cookies with some cream cheese or white chocolate ganache. You can also use these delicious treats to add a festive touch to other desserts, such as ice cream sundaes or chocolate cakes.

Take a bite of these soft, red velvet crinkle cookies!

Whatever the reason is that you need a good cookie recipe, it’s time to give Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies a try. You’ll love how beautiful the cookies are and how great they taste right out of the oven!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are full of flavor and have just the right crinkle cookie look. These cookies are great for Christmas or Valentine’s day!
Yield: 30

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are full of flavor and have just the right crinkle cookie look. These cookies are great for Christmas or Valentine’s day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, more if needed

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl in between additions.
  4. Add milk food coloring and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl in between additions.
  6. Transfer the dough to a smaller bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 1 day.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Line baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  10. Pour powdered sugar into a medium bowl.
  11. Divide the dough using a cookie dough scoop. 
  12. Immediately roll into powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are set and the tops are cracked.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  15. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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