Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – a six-ingredient, red velvet cake mix cookie doused in powdered sugar and baked to crinkle superbness; perfect for red velvet enthusiasts.
It seems baking enthusiasts and bakery eating enthusiasts are coo-coo for red velvet. It’s tasty. It’s gorg for Valentine‘s Day. It’s uber popular.
I am not a fan.
It’s glorified chocolate cake with copious amounts of red food coloring, IMO. Yes, technically there is a little more to it than that with the buttermilk and vinegar. Plus, red velvet cake is usually accompanied with cream cheese frosting, which is just a big NO.
So, now that I’ve totally dissuaded your from red velvet, let’s talk Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. 😉
8 Things You Should Know About Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1. These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are made of red velvet cake mix. This means you do not need to add copious amounts of red dye, that’s already been done for you.
2. This cookie recipe has only six ingredients! Isn’t that the best?
3. They’re uber easy to make (remember only six ingredients). I am not sure how you can mess up these cookies, although it probably can be done.
4. When making crinkle cookies its essential to roll the dough in granulated sugar before rolling in powdered sugar. The granulated sugar acts as a barrier preventing the powdered sugar from being absorbed into your cookies as they bake.
5. Your Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies will look underbaked, trust me they are not. As the cookies cool, they will set. You don’t want to overbake them; most people don’t enjoy overbaked cookies.
6. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are absolutely perfect for Valentine‘s Day! They’re red, pretty, and your sweetheart will love homemade baked goodies from you!
7. If you love red velvet, you’ll go coo-coo for Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. They’re soft and chewy. My hubby says they’re GOOD, like a good fudgy brownie!
8. If you don’t like red velvet, you’ll probably like these cookies anyway. I did. 😮 They don’t have cream cheese frosting, they rolled in powdered sugar, and they taste like a good fudgy brownie. How can you go wrong with that?
Are you a red velvet fan? Are you a crinkle cookie fan? What are you baking for Valentine’s Day?
- 1 red velvet boxed cake mix (15.25 oz)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer, mix together boxed cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract; mix until combined.
- Place granulated sugar and powdered sugar in separate shallow dishes. Scoop dough into tablespoon balls using a #50 disher; drop into granulated sugar and roll to coat. Transfer dough balls to powdered sugar and roll to coat. Evenly space dough balls on baking sheet.
- Bake 9-11 minutes, until puffed and cracked, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft (cookies will look raw between cracks and seem underdone).
- Cool cookies on baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!
Store Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies in an airtight container; will keep for 3+ days.