Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • In another large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat after each addition then add vanilla and red food coloring
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  • Roll about 1 tablespoon dough into a ball, then roll ball in powdered sugar. Repeat with remaining dough then reroll in powdered sugar again
  • Arrange balls about 1″ apart on prepared baking sheets and bake until cookies have flattened and set in the middle
  • Bake 10 -12 minutes
  • Let cookies cool on tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to let cool completely