Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies on a plate.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are easy, festive and made from scratch! They will be perfect for your Christmas cookie plate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet crinkle cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 115 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour minus 3 Tablespoons
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature, 1 stick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa powder, baking powder).
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well after each addition.
  6. Add vanilla and vinegar and mix well.
  7. Add food coloring and mix well.
  8. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. The dough will be soft and sticky.
  9. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 and 1/2 tablespoon size), drop scoops of the dough onto powder sugar and roll the dough into balls.
  10. Place on baking sheet, leaving 2” space between them.
  11. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until puffed and the tops are cracked.
  12. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please, read the recipe before proceeding with making the cookies.
  2. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.