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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Delicious and easy to make, these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are a little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. These heart-shaped red velvet cookies make them the perfect and festive treats for Valentine’s Day!

Sometimes, you just want something that’s both really quick and easy and yet still looks like you tried. Thankfully, these heart-shaped cookies are the perfect balance of easy and thoughtful!

red velvet crinkle cookies

If you love red velvet crinkle cookies, then you’ll love these heart-shaped cookies, too! The color and shape makes them a perfect fit for anniversary gifts, Valentine’s Day, or even bridal showers.

Why I Love Them:

  • Classic taste. I’m a huge fan of red velvet desserts.
  • Easy to customize. You can decorate them with icing or dust them with powdered sugar.
  • Easy to make ahead. Store them in the refrigerator or the freezer.

red velvet crinkle cookies recipe

I made these cookies last Christmas but this time, I put a little Valentine’s Day touch and used heart-shaped cookie cutters and they turned out super cute! These cookies are a hit all the time, especially the kids. They’re nice and crispy on the outside, but super chewy on the inside!


Here’s a bit more information about the ingredients I used to make red velvet cookies.

  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder will taste best.
  • Baking Powder: This is what makes them fluff up.
  • Vegetable Oil: Use coconut oil or butter as the fat if you want.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar mixes in the best.
  • Eggs: These are the emulsifiers that hold everything together.
  • Vanilla Extract: This gives the cookies the rich flavor.
  • Red Food Coloring: This is how you get them to look red.
  • Powdered Sugar: This is optional, it’s for the end to add a bit of dust.

Making Them

Here’s a bit more information about how to make them, along with some step-by-step pictures.

A collage of two images showing how to mix the dry ingredients for the cookie dough.

My friends, making these red velvet crinkle cookies is super easy! I’m not really one for cake or cookie mixes for baking my cookies (although you could use that too) so I made my own red velvet cake mix from scratch – flour, cocoa powder, sugar and all.

Then I rolled and sprinkled my cookie dough in powdered sugar to give them the crinkle affect, then I cut them with my heart shaped cookie cutters just before baking.

There’s nothing like red velvet crinkle cookies from scratch! We all enjoy these cookies anytime and every time!

A collage of three pictures showing how to make heart shaped red velvet cookies.

Thinking of a sweet treat for your Valentine sweetheart? Make a batch of these yummy and easy to make red velvet crinkle cookies!  These are great to give away to friends and family this Valentines’ Day too!

More Chocolate Desserts

If you love chocolate as much as I do, here are some more tasty desserts you should make next:


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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp red food coloring (to your desired red)
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat oil, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Add to dry mixture bowl, then add the red fool coloring.
  4. Mix together with an electric mixer until evenly blended.
  5. Dust a mixture of flour and powdered sugar onto a clean, dry surface.
  6. Dust your hands with flour (mixture will be sticky) and grab a large handful of dough/batter. Roll it in your dough/sugar, then press out to make a ½ inch thick sheet.
  7. Cut out hearts, then transfer to baking sheet. Repeat these steps until sheet is full. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with more powdered sugar.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, checking after ten to make sure they don’t burn.
  9. They will be ready when they start to crack.
  10. The cookies will spread in the oven. Let cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling completely.


This post originally published on February 7, 2017. Updated: February 2, 2021.



Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 02/04/2022 / 2:55 pm

    We have made chocolate crinkle cookies before, and I would love to try this version. What a cute Valentine’s dessert.

  2. 02/03/2022 / 8:45 pm

    Oh love this! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  3. 02/01/2022 / 6:58 am

    The color of the cookie makes it so much more special and they are so easy to make and tasty! Thanks a lot for the recipe!

  4. 02/01/2022 / 6:14 am

    Perfect cookies for valentine’s day loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 01/31/2022 / 4:53 pm

    Aaawwww….the heart shapes! I love these so much. I will definitely make myself a plate! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. 01/31/2022 / 3:29 pm

    As a cookie lover, I loved the new types of cookies. It sounds so delicious

  7. Jennifer Prince
    01/31/2022 / 2:55 pm

    Eek! These are so cute for Valentine’s Day. They look somewhat easy to make, too. I’ll try them this year!

  8. 01/31/2022 / 1:43 pm

    I adore red velvet! We had a red velvet cake for our wedding so this would be a lovely gesture for valentines day.

  9. The Confused Twenty Something
    01/31/2022 / 12:29 pm

    These sound and look delicious! Can’t wait to make them for valentines day (although I might have a practice round!)

  10. 01/31/2022 / 11:15 am

    I love red velvet cake so I am sure these would be my new favorite cookies. These look fun to make for Valentines.

  11. 01/31/2022 / 11:06 am

    I love crinkle cookies but I have honestly never tried making them myself. I always go to my favorite bake shop to buy them when cravings kick in. I will try your recipe this Valentine’s day. Wish me luck. Hope I make them as perfect as yours.

  12. 01/30/2022 / 10:42 pm

    These look perfect for Valentines Day! i have potluck that day and would love to bring these in. I will try this recipe out tomorrow!

  13. Lisa Night Charleston
    01/30/2022 / 10:40 pm

    Wow, these cookies look yummy! We love Red Velvet cakes so I know the kids and I would enjoy these cookies.

  14. Melissa Cushing
    01/30/2022 / 8:30 pm

    I totally love homemade cookies and these look delicious! I love how festive and fun they are too 😉

  15. 01/30/2022 / 6:21 pm

    I’m saving this for my sister who is a red velvet freak. She adores red velvet cake since childhood. It looks like a great recipe, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it too.

  16. Freya
    01/30/2022 / 5:25 pm

    These look so cute and I love red velvet! Such a great idea!

  17. 01/30/2022 / 5:12 pm

    I love red velvet cake. And these cookies look so cute and tasty! Thank you for a fun idea.

  18. 05/22/2021 / 10:58 pm

    these look so pretty ; always love crinkle cookies.. and red velvet on top of that 🙂

  19. 02/13/2020 / 7:22 pm

    This is very timely perfect for tomorrow celebration. It looks so delicious on the pic. I would love to try this recipe and share it with my love one.

  20. Kita Bryant
    02/13/2020 / 1:44 am

    These are such a cute Valentine’s Day treat. I would love to bake these for the kids.

  21. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    02/12/2020 / 7:35 pm

    I love crinkle cookies, but this red velvet heart shaped ones are perfect. Nice to have for Valentines or a wedding anniversary. I am saving the recipe and will make it on Friday. My husband will be pleasantly surprised.

  22. Agnes
    02/12/2020 / 2:30 pm

    I can’t perfect a perfect chocolate crinkle and what more a red velvet one? But, I need to practice and thanks for this recipe. Perfect for this Valentines Day.

  23. Ruth I
    02/12/2020 / 12:21 pm

    This is timely since i am running out of valentine’s day ideas. It looks quite simple to make actually. This is a nice idea to give with friends and my loved ones also.

  24. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    02/12/2020 / 10:39 am

    These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! They look sooo deliciously mouthwatering!

  25. 02/12/2020 / 5:08 am

    Your velvet crinkle cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try my hand at this recipe to see if the family just loves them!

  26. 02/12/2020 / 12:44 am

    These are just the cutest and they’re right on time for Valentine’s Day. I know my boys would love these.

  27. 02/11/2020 / 11:39 pm

    I’d like to order 12 of these, okay?! lol!

  28. Liz Mays
    02/11/2020 / 8:59 pm

    These cookies are really pretty and I bet they’re delicious. I’d be super excited to have some on Valentine’s Day!

  29. 02/11/2020 / 8:00 pm

    OMG! This looks so yummy. I would love to make this for my family this Valentine’s Day.

  30. 02/11/2020 / 7:41 pm

    I love red velvet anything so these cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. I will try and make some and I know the kids will like this present.

  31. 02/11/2020 / 7:29 pm

    These look much better than the take and bake ones I bought last week. I bet they taste amazing too.

  32. 02/11/2020 / 6:24 pm

    These look incredible! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Or any time, really. I’ll have to make them with my kids. We love Red Velvet treats.

  33. 02/11/2020 / 6:15 pm

    These are perfect for Valentine’s Day. I love the idea of enjoying these with my family.

  34. 02/09/2018 / 4:04 pm

    I’m obsessed with Red Velvet ANYTHING, so these are 110% going to be baked for Valentine’s Day. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe — I can’t wait to try it out myself!

  35. Elizabeth O
    02/09/2018 / 1:01 pm

    I definitely need some red velvet crinkle cookies in my life this February – Valentines Day with cake? Nothing better! They look delicious I’ve saved this!

  36. Elizabeth O
    02/09/2018 / 1:00 pm

    I definitely need some red velvet crinkle cookies in my life this February – Valentines Day with cake? Nothing better! They look delicious

  37. brianne
    02/09/2018 / 12:55 pm

    These cookies look so great! I am going to try this easy recipe for sure!

  38. Annemarie LeBlanc
    02/09/2018 / 9:58 am

    We love crinkle cookies and this red velvet heart shaped crinkle cookies are bound to be a nother favorite in my family, Valentines day or not! Thank you ro the recipe. We’ll have this on the menu this Valentine’s day.

  39. 02/09/2018 / 2:47 am

    You can never go wrong with red velvet! I love how you used the heart shaped cookie cutters to give them a festive flair!

  40. Heather
    02/09/2018 / 2:43 am

    I love fun treats to celebrate the holidays. My little valentines are going to love helping me make these, but they’ll probably love eating them even more!

  41. 02/09/2018 / 2:42 am

    How adorable and dairy free?? Those look awesome!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  42. 02/09/2018 / 1:30 am

    These look delicious! I have to try this recipe over the weekend, I just hope I am able to share them when they are done! I might eat them all by myself!

  43. 02/09/2018 / 1:06 am

    Red velvet anything is so amazing! I like how simple these cookies look to make.

  44. Amy
    02/09/2018 / 1:04 am

    These are gorgeous cookies! I love the vibrant red color so much!

  45. Jeanine
    02/09/2018 / 12:22 am

    These look delicious! I would love to try these out. I haven’t tried anything red velvet before so I’d love these!

  46. 02/09/2018 / 12:02 am

    I am already a huge fan of crinkle cookies but I love the fact that these are in the shape of hearts. Just perfect for our V-Day festivities!

  47. 02/08/2018 / 10:57 pm

    What a great snack to make for Valentine’s day! Snuggled up on the couch, watching movies and eating these cookies, sounds like a winner in my book!

  48. 02/08/2018 / 10:16 pm

    Those red velvet crinkle cookies are simply adorable. I love how they look and I am betting I will love how they test even more. Red Velvet is a great treat for me, I will have to try to make these 🙂

  49. robin rue
    02/08/2018 / 9:00 pm

    Those cookies are great. Perfect for me to make and send into school with my little one.

  50. 02/13/2017 / 3:40 am

    Yum, we love a good cookie recipe! And with Valentine’s Day coming up these would be perfect to make this weekend! Thank you!

  51. 02/12/2017 / 3:42 am

    Oh wow, these look amazing! I love anything that’s in red velvet and this is something I would definitely love to try. Thank you for sharing!

  52. 02/11/2017 / 4:02 am

    These cookies look delicious. They would be devoured in no time at my house. I love that they are heart shaped.

  53. Kathy
    02/11/2017 / 3:21 am

    I love crinkle cookies. I haven’t tried red velvet ones yet though. I bet they taste great. I love that they’re heart shaped too.

  54. Amy
    02/11/2017 / 2:57 am

    My kids can’t wait to bake a batch. I just have to get some coloring!

  55. 02/11/2017 / 1:25 am

    These are so cute! I love that it only needs a few ingredients! Such a perfect Valentine’s treat!

  56. Ann Bacciaglia
    02/11/2017 / 1:09 am

    I love red velvet everything. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these for Valentines day. They look so delicious I am sure the kids will love them.

  57. 02/10/2017 / 6:10 pm

    These are so adorable! They would be great to give to our delivery guys since they absolutely love all my extra baked goodies. I might have to make these specially for them!

  58. Tami Qualls
    02/10/2017 / 3:55 am

    My husband requests a red velvet cake every year for his birthday. These cookies would be a nice but similar change to his special request. He might even want them instead of the cake next year.

  59. 02/10/2017 / 2:41 am

    These not only look delicious but they’re SO pretty too and seem easy to make too! These would make a sweet treat for Valentines Day and maybe even as a gift in a basket! Love it I might have to make these myself!

  60. 02/10/2017 / 1:22 am

    These look delicious. I know my Kiddies would love them! They have fallen for all things Red Velvet recently and these would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  61. 02/09/2017 / 8:21 pm

    These Red Velvet Cookies look like the perfect Valentine Treat! Yum! I always like to make Valentine’s Day extra special for the kids and my husband. We stay in and have lots of red and heart shaped goodies!

  62. Cacinda
    02/08/2017 / 11:51 pm

    MMM, red velvet cookies are my favorite! My daughter wanted to do some Valentines Day baking for her friends. I bet she will love to make these up for her class party.

  63. 02/08/2017 / 3:05 pm

    Red Velvet cupcakes and cookies are great for a simple Valentine’s Day treats. What better way to show your loved ones that you care about this holiday than to provide them with the homemade baked goodies. Although, we are trying to get the sweets out of the house, so I don’t think I will be baking any time soon!

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