Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – Deliciously soft and fudgy crinkle cookies that have a hint of vanilla and cocoa, and are coloured a beautiful red. They are coated in icing sugar for a gorgeous crinkled effect!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
My Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a favourite in my house, so I worked from them to create a red velvet version.
These cookies are soft and fudgy, infused with a hint of vanilla and cocoa, and coloured a vibrant red. Coat them in icing sugar and they bake up beautifully crinkled.
These make for the perfect cookies to serve up at any special occasion, whether that be Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or a birthday!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder: I used Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
- Baking powder
- Large eggs: You’ll need 2.
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter: Melted.
- Vanilla extract
- White chocolate: High quality white chocolate, melted.
- Red food colouring: I used Sugarflair Spectral Concentrated Paste Colour – Christmas Red.
- Icing/powdered sugar: For coating the dough balls.
How to make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
To make these cookies, simply grab a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the butter, vanilla, and melted chocolate, and whisk until combined.
Add enough red food colouring to reach desired shade.
Add the dry ingredients, and fold in until just combined. You’ll get a very soft and sticky dough.
Freeze the mixture for 30 – 45 minutes, or until firm and chilled completely through.
Roll the dough into 0.8oz balls. Add the icing sugar to a small bowl, and generously coat each ball.
Roll once again, then place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. The cookies will be very soft, but will firm up as they cool.
Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are:
- super quick and easy to throw together
- deliciously soft and fudgy
- infused with a hint of vanilla and cocoa
- coloured a vibrant red
- the perfect cookies to share at any occasion!
How long will these cookies last? These cookies stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Can I freeze these cookies? Yes. They also freeze well for up to 3 months.
Want freshly-baked cookies every time? Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months (without icing sugar).
When ready to bake, remove from the freezer, and leave to thaw on the counter for 30 minutes. Roll in icing sugar, and bake as instructed.
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