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!
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.
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.
Here’s a bit more information about how to make them, along with some step-by-step pictures.
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!
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:
- Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
- Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- How to Make a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- 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
- 1–2 tsp red food coloring (to your desired red)
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat oil, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Add to dry mixture bowl, then add the red fool coloring.
- Mix together with an electric mixer until evenly blended.
- Dust a mixture of flour and powdered sugar onto a clean, dry surface.
- 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.
- Cut out hearts, then transfer to baking sheet. Repeat these steps until sheet is full. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with more powdered sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, checking after ten to make sure they don’t burn.
- They will be ready when they start to crack.
- 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.
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