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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are a mild chocolate soft chewy cookie covered in powdered sugar. A beautifully festive Christmas cookie. www.modernhoney.com

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are a soft chewy mild chocolate cookie covered in powdered sugar.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 24 -36
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 3/4 cup Semisweet Chocolate melted
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Food Coloring
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Powdered Sugar to roll cookie dough into


  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler or place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl and melt at 50% powder for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well. It may take a few rounds to melt. Stir and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer.
  3. Stir in melted chocolate and red food coloring and mix.
  4. Add cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and stir just until combined.

  5. Cover and chill in a refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Pour powdered sugar into shallow bowl. Scoop 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Generously roll into powdered sugar ensuring the cookie dough is completely covered.
  8. Bake for 11-14 or until cookies begins to crack.
  9. Let cool.
  10. *Recipe adapted from Red Velvet Crackle Cookies in Holiday Cookies Cookbook