I’ve always loved red velvet, and after finding a recipe for red velvet crinkle cookies, I decided I had to try it. And after tasting the delicious baked goodness that came out of the oven, I decided I had to share it with everyone!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 5 tsp red food coloring
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium size mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the butter and sugar (NOT the powdered sugar) until fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time and blend upon each addition. Then mix in the milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and the red food coloring. YES. We are pretty much making homemade red velvet. Slowly add in the dry ingredients from the bowl in step 1 until combined. Add in the white chocolate chips and put the bowl in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours. (Or when they are firm enough to shape)
It should look something like that before you put it into the fridge. Now it’s time for the fun part!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl
- Get a spoon ready to scoop the dough into balls
- Grab the dough from the fridge
- Scoop a small chunk of dough out and shape it into a ball (should be roughly .75-1 inch in diameter.
- Roll the ball around in powdered sugar covering as much of it as possible. (The more powdered sugar, the prettier the cookies will turn out)
- Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet (make sure you separate out the cookies so that they don’t expand into each other when they bake)
- When the oven is ready, bake for about 15 min, but make sure you keep an eye on the oven just in case (ovens can vary in terms of heat)
- When the cookies are finished, let them cool for a while before digging in
Enjoy! They should turn out something like this:
Happy eating! These would have been so perfect for Valentine’s Day. And Christmas… But I guess you can always change the food coloring color and make it you’re own. Thanks for reading!