Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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Christmas cookies are my favorite! They’re fun, festive, and really get you in the holiday mood. This Christmas, make these easy and delicious red velvet crinkle cookies- a fun play on one of my favorite desserts. Happy Holidays!


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon red food coloring

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Powdered Sugar


In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until smooth

To the bowl add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined

Carefully add in the red food coloring and mix until combined

Add in the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar. Mix until combined

Pour the dough out onto plastic wrap and wrap tightly. Put into the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 1-2 hours

Preheat the oven to 350 and line sheet trays with parchment paper

Take a tablespoon of the dough at a time and roll it into a ball then roll it in the powdered sugar to coat

Put them on the sheet tray, spacing an inch apart, and put into the preheated oven

Let them bake until puffed and crinkled, about 10 to 12 minutes

Let them cool slightly before devouring