Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are Stunning and Scrumptious

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Red velvet cake is such a delicious treat but if you want to be able to give a little bit to everyone, make them into cookies!


  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 oz of softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of red food dye 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar


  1. Pour the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and mix to combine. 
  2. Put the butter and cream cheese into the bowl of a stand mixer or a regular bowl using an electric hand mixer. Mix to combine. 
  3. Add in the sugar and cream everything for 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Crack in the egg, the food dye, and the vanilla extract and mix again. 
  5. Add half the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula, and then add in the other half once everything is incorporated. 
  6. Chill the dough for 4 hours before using. 
  7. Use a small ice cream scoop to make balls out of the dough, roll each ball in powdered sugar, and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  8. Bake at 350 F for 9-10 minutes, cool on a cooling rack, and enjoy!