Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
February 1st, 2020
4.59 from 131 votes
4.59 from 131 votes

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are thick and fudgy with just a hint of cocoa flavor. They're the perfect easy and festive treat for Valentine's Day OR Christmas!

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 14 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: These are red velvet, which is not chocolate so there’s just a hint of cocoa!
Texture: Thick, fudgy, and soft.
Ease: Super easy! Though the dough does require a 30 minute chilling time.
Pros: Fun, colorful, and festive cookies everyone will adore.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Yes.

There’s nothing better than a little festive cookie to put everyone in the mood for a holiday.

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies will definitely make you everyone’s favorite person at the office or at school.

That is until everyone realizes they have powdered sugar all over their mouth / face / clothes.

Red Velvet Crinkle cookie broken up to reveal soft interior

This recipe is perfect for either Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or just when you’re craving Red Velvet.

Which really only has a hint of cocoa flavor but is full of nostalgia for those of us who grew up with it living in the U.S.

Easy red velvet crinkle cookies on a piece of parchment paper

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How to Make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

What’s the best food coloring for red velvet?

I personally love Americolor Super Red Gel Paste coloring. It provides a bold color with a small amount. You can order from Amazon or find it at cake supply stores.

You can also use Wilton gel food coloring, just make sure to use the kind in the little pots. NOT the squeeze tube coloring.

Add enough food coloring until the dough is a deep red.

How to make thick, soft & fudgy cookies

Number 1: be sure to measure your flour & cocoa powder properly. Check out my article on how to measure flour for baking success. Accidentally adding too much is super easy, and will dry out your cookies and make them crumbly.

Number 2: don’t overbake your cookies! They should still look slightly ‘wet’ inside the crinkle cracks when you pull them out of the oven. They will finish baking on the hot pan.

Number 3: try out a high-fat cocoa powder! Cocoa is a drying ingredient, meaning it can zap moisture. The less fat and the more starch a cocoa powder has, the drier your final baked good will be. I love to use Penzey’s high fat natural cocoa powder in this recipe. Check out this post on Serious Eats for more cocoa info.

What makes a cookie ‘crinkle?’

To get those distinctive cracks, we use both baking powder and baking soda in this recipe. Before a cookie sets while baking in the oven, the baking soda and powder produce CO2 bubbles that rise to the surface and burst, leaving those little sugary fault lines. If we used only baking soda in the recipe, the cookies would spread out and be thinner. Adding in baking powder helps make nice thick cookies that remain soft.

How to roll crinkle cookies in powdered sugar

red velvet crinkle cookie dough rolled into balls and being coated in powdered sugar
Don’t be afraid to really get in there with the powdered sugar! In fact, the directions call for rolling each ball of dough in the sugar twice. This helps achieve a nice thick coating of sugar that doesn’t dissolve into the cookie while baking.

For best results, avoid organic powdered sugar which will dissolve more. And if you can find it, 5x powdered sugar (as opposed to more finely ground 10x) will also make for a prettier snowy sugar coating.

How to store Red Velvet Crinkles

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

How to freeze Red Velvet Crinkles

You can also freeze the dough before rolling in the powdered sugar. Follow these instructions but allow the balls of dough to defrost before rolling in sugar and baking as the recipe instructs.

Red velvet crinkle cookies on parchment paper with a snowy coating of powdered sugar

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4.59 from 131 votes

How to make
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time: 59 minutes
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are thick and fudgy with just a hint of cocoa flavor. They're the perfect easy and festive treat for Valentine's Day OR Christmas!


  • 2 cups (254 grams) all-purpose flour, measured correctly
  • 1/4 cup (22 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1/2 cup (63 grams) powdered sugar, for coating


  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Heat the butter on the stovetop or in the microwave until melted. Add the brown sugar and white sugar to the hot butter and stir until combined. Allow to cool to just warm before stirring in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Slowly mix in the flour mixture. Cover in plastic and refrigerate until firm enough to scoop without sticking, about 30 minutes or up to 1 day.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Using a spring-loaded scoop, divide the dough into 1 1/2-tablespoon sized balls and drop onto prepared baking sheets. Pour powdered sugar into a medium bowl and roll the dough balls in sugar two times, letting them sit in sugar between coatings.
  5. Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies have spread and coating is cracked, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, valentine's day

Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

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  1. #
    Ryoko Ernst-Hites — February 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    The cookies were good but I don’t get why they were super dark (like brown), maybe because of the cacao powder used? Because I followed the recipe to a tee.

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    Nicole Intriago — February 2, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I love the texture of these cookies!

  3. #
    Sevde kemaneci — February 3, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Love it as always

  4. #
    Carla Gimelli — February 3, 2020 at 11:42 am

    The cookies were quick and easy to make. Instructions great to follow. Baked some right away and froze some ahead of Valentine’s Day!

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    Elcie Bolding — February 3, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    These cookies were super easy to make and make a fairly low calorie sweet treat for when I have intense chocolate cravings! I subbed a white chocolate drizzle for the powdered sugar topping, and they turned out great!

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    Pascale Maes — February 3, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    It’s a great recipe! Super easy to make. I made a double batch, so my friends could take some cokkies with them. Everybody loves the cookies but i replaced the milk with sour cream

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      Zeenath — February 19, 2020 at 1:16 am

      I made this in the morning and it smelt so great I couldnt leave it to cool to take a bite. Great recipie that was very easy to make following all the tips you had written. Thank you for all the work you do to put out such great recipies! Definitely recommend making it

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      navin — February 6, 2021 at 6:53 am

      hi, to double the recipe, did you directly double everything or is there a different way to double the recipe?

  7. #
    Jill E. Allen — February 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I loved this recipe. They turned out awesome!

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      Sneha Chitale — January 3, 2021 at 11:12 am

      The cookies turned out excessively dry and the sugar was too less. What modifications could we do?

  8. #
    Hannie — February 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I like how the cookies weren’t super sweet. I didn’t use high fat cocoa as suggested and they came out drier as the recipe states. I will make these again with all the proper ingredients, next time.

  9. #
    Shweta — February 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    This recipe was easy to follow . It tasted delicious. A perfect treat for valentines. Thanks Tessa.

  10. #
    Juliana Alonso Dorola — February 5, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Amazing recipe! Already made it an love it ☺️

  11. #
    Vivi Hendry — February 5, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Made this today! Cookies are so good Everybody loves it ❤️

  12. #
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  13. #
    Megan Hesler — February 6, 2020 at 6:48 am

    I don’t normally like powdered sugar, but it works perfectly on these!

  14. #
    Judy Hackert — February 6, 2020 at 10:48 am

    These red velvet cookies are perfectly soft and chewy. I love how beautiful the crinkles pop with the confectioners sugar coating. I couldn’t resist eating one right out of the oven! They will make a great treat for Valentine’s Day!

  15. #
    Andreia — February 6, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I’d love to make this! Just wondering which type of cocoa power you’d recommend, Dutch processed or not? Thank you!

  16. #
    Connie Attanasio — February 6, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    My family loves red velvet and these cookies are Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day! Super easy to make and so incredibly yummy! They’re thick and chewy with that unmistakable red velvet flavor. And I love the way they look! I think these cookies will not last long!

  17. #
    Sarah Carver — February 6, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I love these pretty cookies! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Just the right amount of cocoa too! Thanks Tessa!

  18. #
    Marguerite — February 6, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    They are so pretty! They are a soft mildly chocolate flavored cookie.

  19. #
    Naomi Ekas — February 7, 2020 at 5:53 am

    First time making crinkle cookies and they were a success!! Everyone at work loved them!

  20. #
    Alya — February 7, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    So yummm.. we love it ❤❤❤

  21. #
    Araceli Reyes — February 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Easy to make and Delicious! I have attempted to make red velvet cookies from different recipes before and they never turned out good until I came across this recipe, and I have to say I was not dissapointed. Really great recipe!

  22. #
    Debbie T — February 7, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Cookies were soft and chewy. My family loved them!

  23. #
    Ghada Abdel ghani — February 7, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I love so much your recipes and l always make them thank a lot

  24. #
    Sandra D — February 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    These cookies are delicious. Just a hint of chocolate to make them divine. Recipe was easy to make and I was thrilled to see how well they crinkled. A definite holiday cookie.

  25. #
    Laura — February 9, 2020 at 9:30 am

    So delicious!

  26. #
    Erin — February 9, 2020 at 10:28 am

    These are, first of all, so festive! Flavor-wise, the cocoa was a bit too mild for me, but my dad thought it was just right—if you’re craving a richer chocolate flavor, I’d definitely add some espresso powder or adjust for more cocoa powder! The best part is the texture, though—like a perfectly fudgey brownie! I’ll make these again for sure.

  27. #
    Sarah Paradise — February 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I loved this recipe! It came together very easily and is delicious. It’s hard to only eat a few! Just as a side note, I wasn’t sure if my cocoa was high-fat or not, so I melted two cocoa butter wafers and added that in with the wet ingredients. I’m not sure how much of a difference it made, but the end result was most and delicious so it certainly didn’t hurt!

  28. #
    Erhan uyar — February 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Great tasting soft cookies. Easy to make with just hand mixing. Very fudgy and soft

  29. #
    Miranda Crosley — February 9, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Easy and delicious! Whenever I make Tessa’s recipes, everyone loves how balanced the goodies turn out. Nothing is ever too sweet! These are perfect, even being rolled in powdered sugar.

  30. #
    angie beasley — February 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I love red velvet! They turned out beautifully. Love your blogs and recipes! You are always my go to when I want to try something new!

  31. #
    Alexis Sharp — February 9, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    This is a great cookie recipe! It has the perfect balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor.

  32. #
    Emma — February 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Good consistency but zero flavor. Tasted like a waste of calories. They are really easy and cute, but make a huge mess.

  33. #
    Jodie — February 10, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Perfect for a preValentine’s day tea. These cookies are cakey and easy to make. My dough was a bit sticky so I refrigerated it longer than the recipe specifies. I used a 1-1/2 T cookie scoop for my first batch but decided to use a 1-1/2 t cookie scoop and reduce the baking time for the next batch as the smaller cookies were better for tea. A good cookie if you like a cakey cookie with a very subtle mildly sweet taste.

  34. #
    Shanzeh tahir — February 11, 2020 at 3:33 am

    What can be used instead of brown sugar?

  35. #
    The Midnight Baker — February 11, 2020 at 9:26 am

    These cookies turned out really well. Very light and fluffy with a lovely flavor.

  36. #
    Abigail — February 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    These cookies are so easy to make, and I love the 30 minute chilling time. Definitely one of my favorite flavors!

  37. #
    Jaimie Hoffman — February 12, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I have never made red velvet anything…so yummy!

  38. #
    Jennifer Wiseman — February 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    These came together easily and turned out great. So delicious. I didn’t have enough red food coloring left to make them the right color, but the taste makes up for it!

  39. #
    Maxine Lauer — February 12, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    DELICIOUS!!! This was an easy recipe with great results!!

  40. #
    Sally Johnson — February 12, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Instructions were clear and the cookies were easy to make. Very tasty!

  41. #
    Julie — February 12, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Simply put, these were scrumptious!

  42. #
    Laura Beyer — February 12, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Super easy, and delicious, too! I am not normally drawn to red velvet, but I just had to try these. I can’t wait to take them to work to share with my coworkers for Valentine’s Day!

  43. #
    Dominique Fonseca — February 13, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    These taste great but my bake time was much different. This is probably due to my oven. I also skipped the food coloring and loved how they came out!

  44. #
    Cassie — February 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Love how easy these are! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  45. #
    Lori McKinnon — February 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Big hit with the office! Super popular and lasted no time at all.

  46. #
    Karen — February 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    These cookies were the perfect valentine surprise for my kids! Easy to make and delicious! What more could you ask! Thanks!

  47. #
    Judy White — February 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Such a soft delicious cookie. The powdered sugar adds such a yummy sweetness. My family loved these treats.

  48. #
    Loshanya Raviendiran — February 14, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Delicious cookies

  49. #
    Brittany Garrett — February 14, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Very easy, something different than my usual chocolate chip cookies. Festive in it’s red and white color. Tastes good!

  50. #
    Eva Lorenzo — February 14, 2020 at 8:26 am

    The recipe is perfect for Valentine’s day! Easy to make and delicious!

  51. #
    Veronica Riggs — February 14, 2020 at 8:55 am

    The cookies turned out beautiful, but to me the texture was too cakey/doughy without a strong enough flavor.

  52. #
    Marcela Manotas — February 14, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Amazing recipe! First crinkle cookies I’ve ever made!

  53. #
    David Burnett — February 14, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    So easy and fun to make. These are rich and not too sweet.

  54. #
    Kim K. — February 14, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Made these today for Valentine’s. So good! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the center. Great not too sweet treat!

  55. #
    Studio Tea Homecafe — February 14, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Made these for my friends and everyone loved them! I added some chocolate chips and used Cook’s Illustrated’s tip of rolling them in granulated sugar, then powdered sugar. I also used applesauce as an egg replacement

  56. #
    PJ Bibby — February 15, 2020 at 2:46 am

    You can never go wrong with red velvet!
    Will definitely make these cookies again.

  57. #
    Ronda — February 15, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Delicious and so easy! My niece and nephew had a blast helping me make and eat these cookies.

  58. #
    BarbR — February 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Used my 2tsp cookie scoop to make smaller cookies. They are so cute and kept a nice dome shape while baking. They are maybe not quite as fudgy as Crinkles I’ve made before using melted chocolate but they’re light in flavor, and in texture. I would totally bake these again!

  59. #
    Jaimie M Hoffman — February 15, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Delicious a many kudos from taste testers

  60. #
    Persis C. — February 15, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Love these amazing, fudgy delicious red velvet crinkle cookies!

  61. #
    Liana — February 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    The recipe was simple. I was surprise with the wet and dry mix Step. I have never had the cookie before so I didn’t know what to expect. It was like a cake cookie. Not bad. My daughter loved it, she lives everything red velvet.

  62. #
    Stef — February 16, 2020 at 2:57 am

    I made these today, so delicious!! Will definitely make them again, loved them!

  63. #
    Stefanie De Poi — February 16, 2020 at 3:10 am

    I made these today & loved them! Easy recipe and a delicious result, especially if you’re a red velvet fan like me!

  64. #
    Jamie — February 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    This recipe was perfect. Thick and chewy as promised. Visually very appealing ❤

  65. #
    Anna Krisha Santiago — February 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I love this recipe! I’ve been waiting for a good red velvet crinkles recipe! Until, Tessa posted this for February challenge! My family loves it! Soft and crinkly! With a hint of cocoa! Totally love this! I will definitely make this red velvet crinkles recipe again and agaaaain! A must try and I promise you will do it again!

  66. #
    Sue H — February 16, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I made 6 batches of these cookies for Valentine’s day! Everyone loved them, even the picky eaters. Great taste and texture. I’ll keep these as a Valentines day favorite!

  67. #
    Emily — February 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    These were super soft and velvety cookies! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  68. #
    Sarah Mueller-Buehler — February 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    These look gorgeous, and taste good, but aren’t my favorite.

  69. #
    Myreen Leanca — February 16, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Don’t overbake them! Delicious nonetheless!

  70. #
    Joanne Johnsen — February 17, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    A little less sweet than I would have liked but very easy to make and a beautiful presentation.

  71. #
    Tia Hughes — February 18, 2020 at 9:20 am

    This was a very easy cookie to make and turned out delicious! Mine didn’t come out as red as I would have liked, but I think it’s because I used special dark cocoa instead of a regular cocoa, but the color doesn’t make the flavor, so it was fine. It’s also messy because of the powdered sugar, so I make my children eat them in the kitchen, over the sink 😀

  72. #
    Abigail Cutajar — February 18, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Super easy to make so my children had a blast helping out. Love the chewy texture

  73. #
    Jessica Messer — February 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Very yummy, though I was expecting more of a chocolate flavor. My favorite part about this recipe is how soft the cookies are…I love cakey types of cookies.

  74. #
    Ellie — February 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    These cookies were AMAZING! Both the texture and the flavor were perfect. Definitely making these again!

  75. #
    Kari — February 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    These were delicious cookies that are easy to whip up. I brought them to the office and they were a hit.

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    Zeenath — February 19, 2020 at 1:11 am

    I just made this this morning. One it is super easy to make love the easy tips you write it helps to read it before baking.
    Immediately as I took it out of the oven I couldnt help but grab one to eat becuase the smell while it was baking made my tummy rumble.
    Planning to share these with my neighbours as well to celebrate a random act of kidness day.
    Would definitely recommend everyone tries this recipe!! Yummy cooking I will definitely be making again!!

  77. #
    Aimee Hunt — February 19, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Easy recipe and fab results! Everyone in the office loved them! Thanks Tessa

  78. #
    Aimee Hunt — February 19, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Easy recipe with fab results! Everyone in the office loved them, thanks Tessa!

  79. #
    Wendy — February 19, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I have it 3 stars. Not sure why it shows one. Sorry I’m not allowed to fix it

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    Kathryn Smith — February 19, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    This is a great recipe. Easy to make and they come out beautifully. Not complaining, but they taste more like a brownie than a cookie. The only con is that because they are crinkle cookies that make a mess while eating them. I didn’t use the red food coloring in mine and they came very pretty, white and brown go nicely together.

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    Justine — February 19, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    These cookies were very easy to make and tasted great.

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    Abigail Cutajar — February 21, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Super soft and tasty. Very easy to do

  84. #
    Aimee Grey — February 21, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Delicious and fudgy! A new favorite in our house!

  85. #
    Dynna E Nemeskal — February 21, 2020 at 9:34 am

    I made these for family & friends the day before Valentines. They were so very good, I’m baking more today for church snacks on Sunday.

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    Bahareh forghani — February 21, 2020 at 11:37 am

    I made this recipe. The appearance is so good and the taste is absolutely wonderful and delicious. I had my family came over for dinner and made these for first time and every body just loved them.

  87. #
    Ashley Liautaud — February 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    flavor was great! recipe was easy to follow and the crinkles came out so nice!

    I did buy the supermarket gel food color in the tube just like the recipe said not to, so my cookies were brown instead of red but didnt change the flavor!

  88. #
    Cheryl Ludden — February 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Great recipe!! Thank you Tessa!!

  89. #
    Christina — February 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    These were really easy to make. My girls loved helping with the rolling parts. We love red velvet anything at our house!

  90. #
    Maria Sebastian — February 22, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    It was a very good recipe.. Very easy to follow and bake.. And it tasted yum…

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    Jeff Blagg — February 23, 2020 at 2:00 am

    These cookies were an easy and fun bake. They were a bit flavorless to me, but my girlfriend appreciated that they weren’t overly sweet.

    I wouldn’t bake again but they really do look amazing.

  92. #
    Kathleen Prudencio — February 23, 2020 at 9:15 am

    At least they look good. They taste like nothing with a coating of sugar. Definitely will not make again. What a disappointment!

  93. #
    Alicia Arlington — February 23, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Loved the recipe…simple and yet gives a great result made them a few times and have come out great, each time

  94. #
    Maria Sebastian — February 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    It’s a very good recipe and the fact that Tessa gives all the additional info on what ingredients to use and how it makes a difference is so informative.. I know exactly why something might have not worked..

  95. #
    Fithria — February 24, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Yummy. Will make again

  96. #
    Matt — February 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Cookies turned out fine, had more of a cake texture.

  97. #
    Megan — February 24, 2020 at 10:50 am

    As always, Tessa took an intimidating recipe and broke it down in easy-to-follow instructions and ingredient recommendations. These cookies are SO good!

  98. #
    Megan — February 24, 2020 at 10:52 am

    So delicious!

  99. #
    Adam Breitbach — February 24, 2020 at 11:51 am

    These cookies were so tasty, and very easy to make.

  100. #
    Giedre Schoeman — February 25, 2020 at 7:03 am

    I love Handle the Heat recipes as they are very informative and easy to follow. I baked these cookies for my kids and they absolutely loved it ❤

  101. #
    Annie — February 25, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Loved this recipe. Perfect for valentines day and easily adjustable!

  102. #
    Kira Olsen — February 25, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Super tasty!

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    Paulina Zacchia — February 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    These were so tasty & fluffy! I share them at work & everyone loved them! My first tray came out beautifully puffed & crinkled, but a little dry, so I added a tablespoon of concentrated raspberry juice to the second pan for extra moisture & that boost of red flavour. 🙂

  104. #
    Kenny — February 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    These cookies were a big hit. They will do great at Christmas 🙂

  105. #
    Jayne Smith — February 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Beautiful cookies!

  106. #
    Jayne Smith — February 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful cookies! Easy to follow recipe! Just need a little more chocolate flavor for me!

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    Armie Cañeda — February 27, 2020 at 9:58 am

    perfec and yummy

  108. #
    Armie Cañeda — February 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

    perfec and yummy77

  109. #
    Bonnie L. White — February 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Needed a bit more cocoa flavour, but looked pretty!

  110. #
    Tabitha Stevenson — February 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    it was very easy to follow the recipe and I mailed some to my father for his birthday and they did great

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    Monica Prudencio — February 27, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    These cookies were fairly easy to make and looked really cute. However they were not super flavorful, just mildly sweet. They also used an awful lot of food coloring, which is so expensive, for not many cookies. They were fine but I definitely will not make them again.

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    Silvya E Garcia — February 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    This is easy to follow and the cookies turn out so moist. My cookie scoop might have been a bit larger so I had to increase my bake time by about 2 minutes for the center to not be doughy and raw.

  113. #
    Lucy — February 28, 2020 at 8:36 am

    This was such a simple recipe to follow, leading to delicious results

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    Pam R. — February 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

    These were pretty gooda -nice and soft – but were pretty, though messy to eat because of the powdered sugar. I just went to the recipe and followed it, so I didn’t see the tips on using high-fat cocoa (nor did I have any) and I also didn’t see the tip about overbaking — that they “should still look slightly ‘wet’ inside the crinkle cracks when you pull them out of the oven”. I got fewer cookies with the scoop I used, so I did bake them the full suggested time — which may have been too long. They didn’t seem “fudgy” — so I assume I baked them too long. I will try to make them again one day after I get some high_fat cocoa.

    Also, wondering if they would still be pretty and “crinkle” if I didn’t roll them in powdered sugar — so that they are not so messy to eat.

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    Kimberly Dierker — February 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I loved these cookies! They were very easy to make, and I loved the pretty crinkle effect! They were nice and soft, with a hint of chocolate!

  116. #
    Jasmine Sarella — February 29, 2020 at 10:02 am

    This recipe was easy to make and tasted delicious

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    Bonnie R Boord — February 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    wow, great cookie light and fudgy like magic. soooo yummy

  118. #
    Nancy — February 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Another winner ! Red Velvet Crinckle Cookies. YUM!
    These are great if you want to make an impression to your guests, so pretty.

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    Deysis Possamai — February 29, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    I love the récipe. I did it with my daughter. The cookies are Delicious. We almost ate all them.
    Thank you for share the récipe.

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    Erica Holm — February 29, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Everyone loved them! I generally like a stronger chocolate flavor, but they’re still very good.

  121. #
    Mae — February 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Quick and easy recipe for any red velvet lovers!

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    Mae — February 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Very quick and easy recipe. I must for all red velvet lovers in a cookie form!

  123. #
    she — March 31, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    5 star! my daughters love it.not so sweet just right for hot coffee or choco! thank you Tessa!
    God bless you.I will surely try your other recipes.

  124. #
    Pam J Neumann — April 27, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Not impressed. Would not make again. Serious lack of flavor. They were cake like and dry.

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    Syra — May 6, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I just made this, and its a little dry. I think it’s because I baked it 2 more minutes because they look ‘fat’ LOL they are bigger than what you have in the picture, so I went ahead and baked it more. The recipe says 18 cookies but I ended up with 22 cookies. Anyway, it taste really good. I’ll definitely make it again next time. Thank you for the recipe. ☺❤

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    Alyssa — May 12, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I love this recipe. The only problem I have is that instead of turning red, it turns brown just like a normal chocolate crinkle. But everything else is perfect!

  127. #
    Gabie — June 29, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Is it okay to use coconut oil or shortening in place of butter in this recipe?

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      Ken — September 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

      I did put vegtable oil though. 🙂

  128. #
    AJ — July 21, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    It’s so good. I also added cream cheese inside the crinkle. ❤️

  129. #
    Krisztina — August 20, 2020 at 4:51 am

    This looked exactly as in the pictures and tasted fabulous. I used finely granulated sugar but it made no difference, it was even more crispy.

  130. #
    steamdb — September 21, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Soft and chewy! I tried this with some cream cheese filling and it was so good

  131. #
    Marion — October 24, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Tessa, can I make these with white chocolate chips and omit the powdered sugar

  132. #
    Josephine del Rosario — December 1, 2020 at 12:34 am

    I already used the wilton gel food color but i cannot meet the red color of the crinkles- it turns brown. What maybe is the problem here?

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      Tessa — December 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Did you use the Wilton squeeze tube coloring? I recommend using Americolor Super Red Gel Paste coloring – more info on this is in the pink box above!

  133. #
    Lauren Smith — December 5, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Texture is great, so light and chewy! I used Guittard red dutch process (Cocoa Rouge) cocoa powder and the flavor is wonderful and rich.

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      Tessa — December 7, 2020 at 10:46 am

      So happy you loved these cookies!

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    Monica — December 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    hi, i really admire your recepies and your work.. but my question its i want to know what im doing wrong that my cookies coming flat after baked?!! 🙁 ill really appreciate your answer thank you!!!

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    Kris — December 7, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Made these today. They are so pretty and tasty too! Two questions: (1) my cookies came out just a little dry (baked for 12 min) – not moist and fudgy as others have commented. Any suggestions on how to make more moist? I did think the batter looked just a little on the dry side, but given this was my first attempt, didn’t want to mess with it. If this happens again, what can I add to batter to make more moist? (2) I added the red food colouring as directed. The batter was red and when the cookies came out of the oven they were red, but once they cooled, they are brown. Still lovely looking but red colouring would be more festive. I definitely want to give these another try, so would appreciate any feedback on my questions. Thanks! 🙂

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      Tessa — December 8, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Kris, so glad you tried this recipe out! Did you read through the baking tips in the pink box above the recipe? Dry cookies for this recipe would likely be caused due to too much flour and/or cocoa, so I’m wondering if you used a digital scale to measure your ingredients. And what kind of food coloring did you use?

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    Daniela — January 17, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Hi, if I am using an stand mixer, what hook should I use?

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      Tessa — January 18, 2021 at 9:41 am

      I would use the paddle attachment!

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    Fara — January 21, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I was really excited as I love red velvet and I love crinkle cookies but I was not impressed. They tasted institutional and without much flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and with the designated cooking time they were dry. I tried to underbake them and that helped, but not enough. Thankfully my daughter liked them so they didn’t go to waste, but for me they weren’t worth the calories. I’ve loved other cookies from the site.

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    nicole — February 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    hi! i am very excited to be trying this recipe out tomorrow for Valentine’s Day! i was wondering if i need to increase the amount of butter used because i only have hershey’s natural cocoa. what do you recommend?

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    tess — July 4, 2021 at 1:57 am

    made it without baking powder and came out okay! replaced baking powder with 1/4 tsp baking soda

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    Emely T. — July 9, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Easy, and delicious! Not too sweet for my taste buds and instructions were easy to follow as well. Great tip on leaving the dough 30 minutes or more.. because I left mine for 5 hours and once I came back the dough was perfect and ready to use! Thank you very much enjoyed this recipe very much ^.^

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      Tessa — July 12, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      Wonderful to hear! I’m so glad you enjoyed your cookies 🙂

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