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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked


Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are thin & chewy cookies rolled in powdered sugar and baked to crinkly top perfection! They have a slight cocoa flavor, a rich red color, and are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. This made from scratch cookie recipe is perfect for Valentine’s day, Christmas, and every day in between!


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Red gel food coloring (about 1/2 tbsp or until dough has deep red color)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the softened butter, light brown sugar, and white sugar to a large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until light & fluffy.
  3. Next add in the egg, vanilla extract, and red gel food coloring.  Beat until combined.  Add the red food coloring until you get a deep red color.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in the dry ingredients until a cookie dough forms.
  5. Roll about 2 tbsp sized scoops of dough into balls.  You should be able to make 12 cookies.  
  6. Place the powdered sugar into a small bowl.  Thoroughly roll each cookie dough ball in the powdered sugar and then place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Allow about 2 inches in between each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

Keywords: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Red Velvet Cookies, Red Velvet Cookie Dough, Easy Red Velvet Cookies