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Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are so simple to make because they use a cake mix shortcut. With a chewy center and a crackled crust, the dough is dusted in powdered sugar for a pretty snow-covered appearance.
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Table of Contents
  1. The Best Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
  2. Why We Love Red Velvet Crinkles Recipe
  3. Ingredients for Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
  7. Tip for Making Crinkle Cookies
  8. How to Store Red Velvet Crinkles
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Cake Mix Cookies
  11. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Recipe

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are chewy and chocolaty treats that need only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make. These cake mix cookies have a festive red hue and beautiful crinkled texture that makes them an irresistible addition to any holiday spread.

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The Best Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Our cake mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are so quick and easy to make because this red velvet crinkles recipe is baked from a box!

It’s as simple as combining a cake mix with eggs and cream cheese, dropping balls of dough into powdered sugar, and baking them into the best soft and chewy treat that tastes like a delicious deep chocolate cocoa-flavored confection.

When you don’t have time to make from scratch cookie dough or feel like staining your fingers with red food coloring, this easy red velvet crinkles recipe is the perfect shortcut solution that requires far fewer ingredients (the cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder are already in the box).

With a deep red color and a delicate crackled crust, the dusting of powdered sugar makes these delicious red velvet cookies appear like they’re covered in snow.

Why We Love Red Velvet Crinkles Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make with a simple time-saving shortcut.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients.
  • Cross between my red velvet cheesecake bites and my chocolate crinkle cookies.
  • Packed with red velvet cake flavor in one small, handheld package.
  • Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or 4th of July parties.
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Ingredients for Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

  • Red velvet cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Whipped cream cheese spread: You can use regular cream cheese spread as well, although the cookies may be dense.
  • Powdered sugar: You can also use red or white sanding sugar in a pinch.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create A Crunchy Coating: Instead of the classic powdered sugar coating, you can use any color sanding sugar or even some colorful sprinkles or non-pareils. Try turbinado or raw cane sugar for a crunchy outside coating.
  • Add Ins: You can add in a cup of white or dark chocolate chips for a bit of extra gooey indulgence. You can also chop up walnuts, pecans, or almonds and add them with or without the chocolate chips. Use mini chocolate chips for tons of chocolate in every tasty bite or wrap the dough around a chocolate kiss for a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate explosion. 
  • Choose Your Cake Mix: Change the type of cake mix to change the type of cookie. There is no need to keep with just a red velvet cookie! Try chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or even lemon with this versatile recipe. 
  • Fill With Frosting: My Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies are filled with rich cream cheese frosting. A great way to enjoy a double dose of red velvet held together with a creamy center.
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  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop
  • Shallow bowl
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How to Make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

  1. Make The Cookie Dough: Beat together the cake mix, eggs, and cream cheese until a soft, sticky dough forms. 
  2. Coat The Cookies: Drop balls of cookie dough directly into the powdered sugar to coat and then roll into an even ball. 
  3. Bake: Place the cookies 1-2 inches apart on your cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until set on the edges. 
  4. Serve: Cool, serve, and enjoy!

Tip for Making Crinkle Cookies

  • If you use a brick of cream cheese, be sure to warm it to room temperature first or it will be difficult to mix your dough. 
  • Change up the look of your cookies by coating them in sprinkles or sanding sugar.

How to Store Red Velvet Crinkles

  • To Store: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies can be stored at room temperature for 3-5 days or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze your cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store Crinkle Cookies?

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies can be stored at room temperature for 3-5 days. I recommend covering them if storing for longer than 1 day because they will dry out and get hard. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
They can be eaten chilled, warmed to room temperature, or warmed for a few seconds in the microwave for a fresh-from-the-oven bite. If you choose to freeze the cookies they will last for up to 3 months but may get hard. Be sure to thaw before eating. 

How do you get crinkle-top cookies?

The crinkle in the top of these crinkle cookies comes from coating the balls of cookie dough in powdered sugar. As the cookies bake and expand, the powdered sugar draws out the moisture from the cookie surface and creates cracks by drying out the tops.

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Other Easy Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 3 votes
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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Serves — 18
Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are so simple to make because they use a cake mix shortcut. With a chewy center and a crackled crust, the dough is dusted in powdered sugar for a pretty snow-covered appearance.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese spread
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 half sheet baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Use a stand or hand mixer to beat together the cake mix, eggs and whipped cream cheese spread in a large mixing bowl for 1-2 minutes or until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  • Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • With a 1 ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop, drop balls of the dough directly into the powdered sugar, coat with sugar and then roll into an even ball.
  • Place the cookies about 1-2 inches apart on your cookie sheet and then bake for 8-11 minutes or until set on the edges.
  • Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack or serving warm.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies can be stored at room temperature for 3-5 days or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze your cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
Tips:
  • If you use a brick of cream cheese, be sure to warm it to room temperature first or it will be difficult to mix your dough.
  • Change up the look of your cookies by coating them in sprinkles or sanding sugar.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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