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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies to make. They are soft, chewy, festive and of course, delicious.

If you’re here looking for new Christmas cookies recipes you have certainly found yourself in the right place because we have SO many. Some of our favorites are listed below for you.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Have you ever made crinkle cookies before? If you haven’t, let me explain. In summary, they are cookies that you roll into dough balls and then coat in powdered sugar. When they bake, they spread out and left looking cracked.

This type of cookie generally has a very soft and chewy texture. It’s certainly a fan favorite for a lot of people.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • All Purpose Flour. Make sure not to use self-rising because that already has the baking powder and soda in it.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. We will add in the sweetness with sugar.
  • Baking Powder.
  • Baking Soda.
  • Salt.
  • Unsalted Butter. Salted butter will lead to a saltier tasting cookie.
  • Sugar.
  • Eggs.
  • Milk.
  • Vanilla.
  • Powdered Sugar.
  • Food coloring. This is what gives these cookie the red coloring.

Best Red Velvet Crinkles Cookies

  1. Dry ingredients. Whisk these together in a small bowl.
  2. Mix. Whip together the butter and sugar until it’s nice and fluffy.
  3. Add. Mix in one egg at a time to your butter mixture. Then, add in the milk, vanilla and food coloring.
  4. Combine. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to your wet mixture.
  5. Chill. Cover the dough and sit in the fridge to chill for about an hour.
  6. Roll. Shape the cookies into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
  7. Bake. Cook at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes and then let sit for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

You can save these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container once they have completely cooled.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Christmas Cookies To Make Next

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Published By Jill
5 from 25 votes
Course Dessert



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar



  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer (or hand mixer), whip butter and granulated sugar until fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs 1 at a time, until combined after each addition. Mix in milk, vanilla and red food coloring.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients on low speed and mix just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 1 1/2 hours or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour powdered sugar into a small bowl. Remove dough from refrigerator, scoop dough out and with buttered hands, shape into balls (about 2 Tbsp each).
  • Roll the balls into the powdered sugar and evenly coat. Place the covered balls on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets and flatten slightly, then bake in preheated oven 13 - 14 minutes.
  • Once baked, let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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I make chocolate crinkle cookies every Christmas. Family favorite.5 stars

How many cookies does one recipe make? These would be great for a cookie exchange if they made enough.


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