Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Don't these cookies get you in the holiday spirit?  They are so pretty and  they remind me of Christmas.  And the taste is absolutely delicious.  You cannot eat just one.

I first saw these cookies when the kids and I were eating lunch at Panera Bread.  They looked so inviting.  I already had a cookie with my lunch, so I decided to go home and find a recipe for these holiday cookies.

I found several recipes, but the one I loved was from Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence.  This recipe is very easy.  Start by getting a box of red velvet cake mix (the recipe suggested Duncan Hines), some flour, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.  Mix them together with a stand mixer until the batter is smooth.  You then stir in 1 cup of white chocolate chips.  Roll about 1 tablespoon of the dough into a ball and roll the ball in powdered sugar.  Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until the cookies begin to crack.  Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

That's all there is to it.  The cookies are ready to enjoy.  For my family it was love at first bite.  These cookies are going to be made many times over at the Saucier House.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
From Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence

1 box Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for rolling the cookies


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line your baking sheets with parchment  paper and set aside.
2.  Over a large bowl, sift cake mix and flour.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.  Mix well until smooth.  Stir in white chocolate chips until combined.
3. Take about 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll into  a ball.  Roll the ball in powdered sugar until fully coated.  Place the cookie balls on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are set and the cookies begin to crack.  Note: Even if the cookies don't look completely done take them out of the oven after about 10 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.


  1. I'm not a huge fan of Red Velvet recipes Geraldine but, I must admit, these sure do look festive! Thank you so much for sharing...

  2. These sound wonderful! Looking forward to making them for the holidays!

  3. So festive and pretty! I am very sure they taste great too.

  4. Dera Geraldine, these festive cookies of yours look unbelievably pretty - i can imagine that they would make perfect gifts at this time of year! I also really like the seasonal plate that you served your cookies on, it looks so perfect with the cookies! And you know that I really enjoy pretty plates!