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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies - 4 Ingredients!

Looking for the perfect holiday cookie recipe that is pretty, festive, and super easy to make?? Make these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies! These cookies have just 4 ingredients and look absolutely beautiful on any holiday dessert table.

This is a great Christmas cookie recipe for cookie exchanges and holiday parties and potlucks.

plate of red velvet christmas cookies

We love this red velvet crinkle cookies recipe. Here's why:

  • It's SUPER EASY to make. I'm talking 20 minutes and 4 ingredients total, thanks to a tricky little shortcut. EASY!
  • They are so pretty! The red and white colors are so festive!
  • Kids can help make these red velvet cookies
  • They're an amazing soft little cakey cookie
  • They're great for holiday dessert tables
  • Perfect for work potlucks (ahh, remember those days???)
  • Great for cookie exchanges

But honestly, we just eat these while watching cozy movies on the weekend. We all deserve a cozy no-fuss cookie. 

If you haven't noticed, we LOVE all things red velvet: Red Velvet Pancakes, Red Velvet Mug Cakes.

Related recipe: Spiced Zucchini Cookies

red velvet cookies on a plate

Is there anything more inviting than a plate of holiday cookies?

Need more crazy easy almost-feels-like-cheating dessert recipe? Canned Biscuit Donuts

Ready to give them a try? Here's what you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (see? there's the shortcut!)
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup olive oil (for a super rich flavor! otherwise, use a neutral vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

You will also need:

  • Very large baking sheet (or two medium-large ones)
  • Parchment paper

Looking for more holiday baking recipes with boxed cake mix? Try these Grinch Truffles!

How to make red velvet crinkle cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil and eggs until well blended.

eggs whisked with olive oil in a bowl

Step 2: Add the cake mix and stir until the dough comes together.

red velvet cookie down in a bowl

Step 3: Using a tablespoon or a 1-tablespoon squeeze-release scoop, scoop the dough into one inch balls. Roll each of the balls in your hand then into the powdered sugar. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

laying out crinkle cookies for baking on a parchment-lined baking tray 

Pro tip: Spray your hands with non-stick spray to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands as you roll. It won't be perfect at first, but you'll get a chance to really even out the balls when you roll them in powdered sugar... and at the end of the day it won't matter because the red velvet cookie dough will melt into a perfect cookie shape as it bakes!

Step 4: Bake at 350F for 7 minutes, or until they are juuuust lightly browned around the edges and the tops look dry and crinkly.

Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

red velvet crinkle cookies cooling on a cookie rack

Look at that perfect crinkle!

This recipe makes 12-14 cookies.

Once the cookies are completely cool, store them at a cool room temperature in a closed container for up to 3 days. The cookies don't go bad after 3 days, but they won't be as soft after that.

So if you like cakey cookies, enjoy these within 3 days.

Related recipe: Oatmeal Craisin Pecan Cookies

If you make these festive little holiday cookies, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

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5 from 2 votes

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Make these festive Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies for the holidays! This red velvet cookie is super easy with just 4 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Cooldown time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 cookies
Author: Kate
Cost: $4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil and eggs until well blended. Add the cake mix and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Using a tablespoon or a 1-tablespoon squeeze-release scoop, scoop the dough into one inch balls. Roll each of the balls in your hand then into the powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pro tip: Spray your hands with non-stick spray to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands as you roll.
  • Bake at 350F for 7 minutes, or until they are lightly browned around the edges and the tops look dry and crinkly.
  • Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

You can make these cookies on a very large baking sheet, or on two medium-large baking sheets. I prefer the two sheets method, so I don't have to try to squeeze all the cookies onto one baking sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (10%) | Cholesterol: 23mg (8%) | Sodium: 266mg (11%) | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 21g (23%) | Vitamin A: 34IU (1%) | Calcium: 68mg (7%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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