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Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkles

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If you are a fan of chocolate crinkle cookies you have got to try these delicious red velvet cake mix crinkles.

A very popular cookie during the holidays here in the United States is a crinkle cookie. These red velvet cake mix crinkles are super festive and will go great on a table full of other Thanksgiving or Christmas goodies.

But don’t let the holidays be the only time you make these, they are so yummy year-round. And they are so soft and full of flavor and incredibly easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Red velvet cake mix box, powdered sugar, butter, eggs and cornstarch on a wooden table.

In order to make these homemade red velvet cake mix crinkles cookies you need just five ingredients:

  • Red velvet cake mix box – You can use any brand, I normally use the Duncan Hines one.
  • Eggs
  • Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Powdered sugar – Also known as icing or confectioner’s sugar.
  • Cornstarch – This is optional, but I always add it.
Red velvet cake mix crinkles cookies on a white plate.

Tools

  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Silicone baking mat or parchment paper
  • Wire rack
  • Fork
  • Whisk
  • Round measuring spoon or small ice cream scoop

Step 2: How to make red velvet cake mix crinkles cookies

Hand pouring cornstarch into a bowl of powdered sugar

In a small bowl add your powdered sugar and cornstarch. Mix them together with a fork or whisk. I don’t always use the cornstarch, so if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it.

Red velvet cake mix batter in a large bowl

Time to make the red velvet cake mix crinkles dough/batter. Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, or use a pot on the stovetop. Heat it until just barely melted. The resulting temp should be slightly warmer than room temp if not cooler.

If it is too hot it will cook the eggs, which we don’t want. Then drop in the two eggs and whisk both ingredients together.

You can use any brand of red velvet cake mix, it doesn’t have to be the Duncan Hines brand. Pour half of the cake mix into the bowl and mix it until all combined. Use a wooden spoon, while you can use a hand mixer, it is too easy to over mix the cookie dough.

Add in the rest of the cake mix and stir until a nice red dough forms.

NOTE: Sometimes cake mixes can be a bit lumpy, so you may want to run the dry cake mix through a sifter before adding it to the egg and butter mixture.

Once the dough is complete, cover the bowl and chill it in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or longer. The chilled dough helps create awesome crinkles.

Step 3: Bake the crinkles!

Sheet pan full of unbaked rolled red velvet cake mix crinkles.

Take the chilled dough out of the fridge and scoop some dough out using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop.

Then roll the dough in your clean hands to form a ball. Roll the ball of cookie dough in the powdered sugar until completely covered.

Place the ball on a cookie sheet. It doesn’t have to be lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, but I always use them. Place the cookie dough balls about 1.5 to 2 inches apart, because they will spread as they bake.

Freshly baked red velvet cake mix crinkles on a cookie rack.

Time to bake those crinkles!

Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Bake the cookies, on the middle rack, for 10 to 12 minutes. Once they come out of the oven allow them to cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Then bite into one of them, or two or three! Pretty easy right? Enjoy!

How long do red velvet cake mix crinkles last?

If you place them in a ziplock bag or airtight container they will last about 4 to 5 days at room temperature or about a week in the fridge. They freeze well and will last about 2 months or so in the freezer.

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkles

If you love crinkle cookies you have got to try these red velvet cake mix crinkles. They are so yummy and perfect for the Holidays or any time of the year. And you only need 5 ingredients! If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, easy, Holidays, soft, sweet, Thanksgiving
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • cookie sheet
  • Wire rack
  • Fork
  • Whisk
  • Round measuring spoon or small ice cream scoop

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix 432g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp. butter 85g
  • 1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar/icing sugar 60 – 120 g
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch optional (4g) (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add the powdered sugar and cornstarch and whisk together.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, or use a pot on the stovetop. Heat it until just barely melted, don't want to cook the eggs. Then drop in the two eggs and whisk both ingredients together.
  • Pour half of the cake mix into the bowl and mix it until all combined. Use a wooden spoon, while you can use a hand mixer, it is too easy to over mix the cookie dough. Then add in the rest of the cake mix and stir until a nice red dough forms.
  • Once the dough is complete, cover the bowl and chill it in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or longer. The chilled dough helps created the awesome crinkles.
  • Scoop some dough out using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop. Then roll the dough in your clean hands to form a ball. Roll the ball in the powdered sugar until completely covered.
    Place the ball on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. It doesn't have to be lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, but I always use them.
  • Now preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow them to cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Pretty easy right? Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Video

How to Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

Notes

List of nutritional facts for red velvet cake mix crinkles

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48 Comments

  1. This looks good and easy to make. Yes, we are fans of the chocolate crinkle cookies so we are excited to try these velvet ones. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. I like red velvet anything. I think they’d be especially good in a cookie!

  3. Perfect cake to end the year, Matt, I must say! The velvet seals the “icing on the cake” literally.

  4. Wah i have never made this but now that i have oven I may start baking. thanks for the recipe:)

  5. katrina m kroeplin

    i love making these. my daughter just made some this past week and they turned out so good

  6. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    Such a colourful recipe. I have a new micro-oven now with some great features. Would love to try your recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh these look INSANE! πŸ™‚

  8. This recipe looks like the perfect one to make over the holidays! I’d love to try making it myself, too.

  9. Erik the Hungry Traveller

    These looks so yummy and great thing I know how to make crinkles so following this recipe should not be hard. Thank you for this wonderful suggestion totally perfect for the holidays!

  10. Woah! Crinkles! One of my favorites! I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I have never seen Red Velvets in hard cake before, they look super!

    Sidenote, or is a hard cake called cookie? πŸ˜€

  12. oh my ! they look absolutely divine , and their color is so perfect for the season

  13. These red velvet cake crinkles are calling my name! I have to make them for my husband!

  14. This looks so delicious! I don’t think I ever tasted this kind of treat before. I have to attempt to make these over the weekend!

  15. 5 stars
    We love crinkle cookies! So easy to make and so yummy. We make lemon crinkle cookies for the holidays.

  16. Those look like yummy treats. We may have to test it out.

  17. 5 stars
    Yummy! Joy and jubilation! What goodness, what beauty. I would like to try to make them I hope the result is the same!

  18. 5 stars
    I absolutely love cake cookies. The texture is my favorite. These look so good and so festive!

  19. 5 stars
    I love the flavor of these cookies, and I adore the look. They are so classically Christmas!

  20. 5 stars
    My family loves these cookies! They are so easy to make!

  21. katerina @ diethood.com

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these cookies sound amazing!! I am so excited to try them!

  22. 5 stars
    So wonderfully easy! I love how easy this is! And my kids LOVE these cookies! I love how they crinkle up!

  23. Hazel Phillips

    5 stars
    Awesomer red velvet crinkles looks yummy I wish I could eat it from screen

  24. Hazel Phillips

    5 stars
    Nice red velvet crinkles looks yummy I wish I could eat it from the screen

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