red velvet crinkle cookies


We’re kicking off cookie season with soft and pillowy red velvet crinkle cookies! Rolled in powdered sugar for a snowy appearance, these festive crinkle cookies are perfect for the holiday season. With a delicious hint of cocoa and vanilla, these cookies are delicious alongside a mug of hot chocolate and a must bake for your holiday cookie tray.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

How to Bake Perfect Crinkle Cookies

The secret to the perfect crinkle cookie? Rolling the cookie dough in granulated sugar before coating in powdered sugar helps the cookies crackle as they bake, and keeps the powdered sugar coating in place. For even more crinkle cookie love, don’t miss my chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies




  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red gel food coloring
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

For Rolling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.Β Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla, lemon juice, and gel food coloring until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Add milk and beat until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350Β°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place granulated sugar and powdered sugar in separate shallow bowls. Spray hands lightly with nonstick spray to easily roll the dough. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and roll in granulated sugar to coat, then coat generously in powdered sugar. Place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 13 to 14 minutes, until puffed and cracked, with edges set. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Keywords: Red Velvet, Red Velvet Cookies, Crinkle Cookies, Holiday Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

More holiday cookie recipes you’ll love:

Peppermint Brownie Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
Raspberry Pecan Linzer Cookies

  1. Laura, these cookies will be perfect for the Christmas holidays. And I am sure they will taste as good as all your other recipes. They photograph beautifully.
    Tutti Dolci rocks again!

    1. Hi Lucy, yes you can! You’ll probably need to add more of the liquid food coloring since the gel tends to be concentrated – I’d start with a tablespoon and then add more if necessary. Hope that helps!

  2. These are the nicest looking crinkly cookies – I want to try these this weekend. I’m not a fan of white chocolate. Do the chips melt away? Will the recipe work if I omit them?

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