Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies start off with your favorite boxed cake mix! Soft, cake-like cookies that are a delicious, easy dessert for all occasions and holidays!

Don’t you just love classic cookie recipes? Be sure to browse our other dessert and cookie recipes like these Polish Cream Cheese Cookies and a family favorite, Grandma’s Nut Cup Cookies!

red velvet crinkle cookies on white plate

Why You’ll Love These Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are one of our kids favorite cookie recipes to make. Starting out with a boxed cake mix and just a few ingredients, they love making these on their own.

You can easily customize these cookies for any holiday or occasion by swapping out different colors and flavors in the cake mix, too. This crinkle cookie recipe will work with just about any cake mix flavor that you like.

Ingredients You’ll Need

The basic ingredients you’ll need to start this cookie recipe, but for the full list of instructions scroll down to the bottom of the post to the recipe card.

  • Boxed Red Velvet Cake Mix (customize with any flavor or color)
  • Melted Butter: 6 tablespoons, melted
  • Eggs: 2 eggs, beaten
  • Heavy cream: 2 tablespoons
  • Powdered sugar: 1/2 cup

How To Make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

We’ll go over the basic steps here, but for the full list of instructions scroll down to the bottom of the post to the recipe card.

red velvet cake batter in bowl with spatula
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and cream together in a large bowl. Place the powdered sugar in another bowl.
cookie scooper and ball of dough in powdered sugar
  • 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.
  • 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.

How Long Do Crinkle Cookies Stay Fresh For?

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.

The powdered sugar crinkle coating will start to soak into the cookie and won’t look as crisp after a few days, so if it’s appearance you’re after, I’d say 2 – 3 days beforehand.

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. So as far as freshness and flavor go, you can really go 3 – 4 days, even 5 days.

red velvet crinkle cookies on white plate with napkin

How Do You Store These Cookies?

In your favorite cookie jar, air tight container or a resealable bag. We’re not huge bakers, so when we do bake things it’s often in a plastic bag for storage!

These crinkle cookies aren’t going to stick together so you can feel free to stack them in a container or cookie jar. Some cookies like these Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies are best not stacked, but these will be just fine.

Variations

The easiest way to customize these crinkle cookies is to swap out the cake mix for different flavors and colors. Of course these red velvet crinkle cookies are perfect for Christmas, but they’re also wonderful for Valentine’s Day.

Use a chocolate cake mix for Halloween or a white cake mix with any color food coloring that you need to match any holiday or event. Use a confetti cake mix for birthday parties or any celebration!

stacked red velvet crinkle cookies on plate

Can You Freeze Crinkle Cookies?

Yes, these cookies 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

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

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies start off with your favorite boxed cake mix! Soft, cake-like cookies that are perfect for all occasions!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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