Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies use some help from the store! A boxed cake mix and just a few ingredients is all you need to make them!

Don’t you just love these super easy dessert recipes? Especially around the holidays when everyone is cooking and baking and wrapping. Also check out our Polish Cream Cheese Cookies and a family favorite, Grandma’s Nut Cup Cookies!

crinkle cookies made with boxed cake mix on a plate

Easy Cookie Recipe That The Kids Can Bake!

Here’s a dessert recipe that you can easily hand off to the kids and have them go to town. All you need is a boxed cake mix and a few other ingredients to get started!

Our boys love getting involved in the holiday cooking, for one they get to have samples and for two it gets them out of cleaning. So they choose cooking. These Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are one of their favorite things to make!

How Do You Make These Crinkle Cookies?

Start with a box of red velvet cake mix. This recipe will adapt to any flavor cake mix that you like, so grab a few and make a variety!

red velvet cookie batter in a a bowl

Add a couple of eggs, melted butter and a splash of cream to the cake mix and mix it all together. Use a scooper to make balls of the cookie batter and drop right into a bowl of powdered sugar.

Don’t try and roll them out in your hand because the dough is very wet. Drop the balls of dough right into your powdered sugar and roll around to coat.

cookie dough being dropped into a bowl with powdered sugar for cookie recipe

Place the balls of dough onto a baking sheet, spacing out a couple pf inches between each cookie. I found that using a small 1 1/2 inch scooper I could easily fit 12 cookies on each sheet pan.

When they come out of the oven, they magically look like crinkle cookies!

red velvet crinkle cookies on a sheet pan after baking

I have to admit, I was a little surprised that this method worked, but it totally doe and they look and taste amazing. Again, you can use any flavor store bought cake mix that you like to make these crinkle cookies.

Chocolate, confetti, vanilla, strawberry, devil’s food, honestly…any flavor.

Easy red velvet crinkle cookies on a sheet pan

How Long Do These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Last After Baking?

I know a lot of people start making their Christmas cookies a week before Christmas and that’s totally fine, but I’d wait just a few days before the holiday to make these crinkle cookies.

Honestly, that’s just my opinion though, my kids were eating these cookies a week after we made them and they thought they were just as good. I feel like the confectioner’s sugar seeps into the cookie a bit after a few days, that’s really the only reason I like to make them fresh.

So I’d say the perfect window is 3 days before you need them, but always fresh is best!

red velvet crinkle cookies on a white plate with napkin

How Do You Store These Cookies?

In your favorite cookie jar, air tight container or a ziploc bag. We’re not huge bakers, so when we do bake things it’s often in a ziploc bag for storage! I know that’s not super cute but it works. We got a super cute cookie jar from our son’s girlfriend last year for Christmas so now we can at least use that!

Crinkle cookies tacked on a plate

Can You Freeze These Crinkle Cookies?

Yes, they freeze beautifully, like most cookie recipes. Freeze them in a single layer in a freezer bag or in a container separated by parchment or wax paper. Freezing the cookies this way will help them to not stick together when they are frozen, so you can take a few out for snacking or grab the whole package!

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red velvet crinkle cookies on a white plate with napkin

Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

These Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies start with a boxed cake mix and just a few other ingredients! An easy cookie recipe that everyone will love!



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and cream together in a large bowl. Place the powdered sugar in another bowl.
  3. Using a medium cookie scooper, portion out balls of the dough and drop them into the bowl with the powdered sugar. Roll the dough around until it’s completely covered in the sugar and then place on a lightly sprayed baking sheet. Repeat with the dough, placing the cookies about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, remove them from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Store in container for up to 3 days, can freeze for 3 months

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mantitlement, easy cookie recipe, christmas cookie recipe, cookies, red velvet cookies, crinkle cookies, cake mix cookies



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