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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
This easy classic red velvet crinkle cookies recipe from scratch is made with simple ingredients. They are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.
Servings: 40 cookies
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • ¾ cup Butter Unsalted, room temperature
  • 1⅓ cups Sugar Granulated
  • 3 Eggs Large
  • 1 tbsp Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice Or vinegar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Red gel coloring
  • 3 cups Flour All-purpose
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder Unsweetened
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Sugar Granulated, for rolling cookie dough balls
  • 1 cup Sugar Powdered, for rolling cookie dough balls


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice or vinegar, vanilla extract and red gel coloring and mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix!
  5. Chill the dough for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Scoop out small portions of the dough and make small balls. Roll them in granulated sugar first and then roll them in powdered sugar. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are firm around the edges. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Read my tips above.
  • When the cookies cool down completely, store in an airtight cookie jar for up to 3 days.
  • To make white chocolate red velvet crinkle cookies, stir in ¾ cup to 1 cup white chocolate chips in the batter.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.