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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

First of all, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a fabulous birthday weekend. I have an easy and festive Valentine’s Day cookie recipe for you today. I made Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies during Christmas time and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved them. I decided I needed to create a new red velvet cookie for Valentine’s Day, red velvet is too perfect for this holiday. I made Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and cut them into cute little heart shapes. If you are still pondering what to do for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, ponder no more. Make them a batch of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies-their heart will go pitter patter for these cookies.

These cookies are easy peasy. I used a Red Velvet cake mix to make the cookie dough. I usually make my cookies from scratch, but I had such good luck with the Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies, I decided to use a cake mix again. I rolled the cookies in powdered sugar to give them the crinkle affect.

I baked the cookies and cut them into heart shapes while the cookies were still warm. You don’t have to cut the cookies into hearts, but they turned out super cute. Plus, you get to eat all of the cookie scraps:)

Everyone deserves a special sweet treat on Valentine’s Day so make a batch of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and share the love. And if you don’t want to share and end up eating the entire batch of cookies by yourself, I won’t tell:) You can always run to the store for a box of chocolates:)

A few of my favorite blogging friends are also sharing Valentine’s Day recipes today. Make sure you check out all of their posts!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen heart shaped cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies cut into heart shapes for Valentine's Day. Your sweetheart will love these festive cookies.


1 box red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies
Heart shaped cookie cutter, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and flour. Whisk until clumps disappear. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together cake mix, flour, eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Take about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and form into a ball. Roll the ball in powdered sugar until fully coated. Place cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are set and cookies begin to crack.

3. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. If desired, cut cookies into heart shapes, using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Eat the cookie scraps:)

Note-you don't have to cut the cookies into heart shapes. They are great round too!

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241 Responses to “Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Marie @ Chocolate and Wine — February 13, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    I made these tonight for my dance company rehearsal and everyone LOVED them. The only bummer I had was that they turned out pretty small after I cookie cut them. I supposed next time I’ll make a few less and make bigger cookies but they were delicious!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  4. Denise — February 13, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Oh my gosh ! My daughter and I made these last night. I have to tell you these cookies are delicious. Sinful………She made a little box for her boyfriend and I for my husband. We kept some round an made some hearts. It was funny because we had a little bit bigger heart cookies cutter than the cookie so we experimented. You all might cringe, but we smashed the cookie a little when it came out of the oven with the spatula to fit the cookies cutter and let it cool. We taste tested to see if we they we too flat, but they were just fine. I love these cookies. I’m gonna make another box just because.

  5. Kim in RI — February 13, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Maria -planning to make these tonight. am guessing they wouldn’t get the crinkle effect if we rolled them out and used the cookie cutter pre-baking right?

  6. Two Peas — February 13, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Rolling the dough balls in powdered sugar gives them the crinkled look.

  7. Two Peas — February 13, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    I am glad you enjoyed the cookies!

  8. Crystal Felice — February 13, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    i just made them! mine look nothing like the picture! lol… a lot of the powdered sugar melts when baked and mine were a lot thicker than the picture and it was difficult to get any into perfect hearts with my cookie cutter… but i’m happy they still taste good… thanks for the recipe!

  9. Amie — February 13, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    I just opened my box of red velvet mix and I’m worried there isn’t enough mix!
    Apparently in Canada we don’t like red velvet cake and the only mix I could find was for 12 cupcakes from Betty Crocker, no other stores had any and the box had “New!” on it so I’m lucky I found any at all! I’ve made cake from mix before and the bag of mix was much larger..
    Do you know how much mix you had?!

  10. Courtney — February 13, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Just made these. Used a medium cookie scoop from Pampered Chef. They were too small for my heart cookie cutter from Michael’s, so I pulled out my mini cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma, and I got 4-5 hearts out of each cookie. They are a little bigger than Goldfish crackers. I bake all of the time, and people are always raving about what I make (toot, toot), but I hardly enjoy anything. LOVE these, top 3 favorite cookies of all time. AMAZING!

  11. Amie — February 13, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    I am impatient and tried to make these anyways…currently I have 4 cake globs in the oven. They are impossible to roll and the rest of the mix is still in the bowl. I am waiting to see how these turn out before carrying on. Yikes!

  12. Two Peas — February 13, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    The Duncan Hines box mix I used makes 24 cupcakes.

  13. Two Peas — February 13, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    So glad you liked the cookies! Yay!

  14. Amie — February 13, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    Darn! Oh well!! The 4 cake globes turned out like tiny cakes!! I just ate them myself and turfed the rest!! Haha :) I’ll try again with two boxes next time! Or maybe by then Canada will have fancy Duncan Hines red velvet imports 😛

  15. Carol — February 14, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Fantastic. I’ll be baking these tonight!

  16. Kelly — February 14, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    Just made these, they turned out great! Used a few different sized heart cookie cutters and put into cupcake wrappers. Thanks for sharing, greatly appreciate it!

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  18. MgMama — February 14, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    While I love the red velvet idea, I want to make these with what I have in stock at home…can we use any flavor cake mix (i.e. devil’s food)?

  19. Two Peas — February 14, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Yes, you can use a different flavor of cake mix.

  20. Two Peas — February 14, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    You are welcome!

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  23. Brenda — February 15, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    Made these for everyone at work on Valentine’s Day and they were very yummy.

  24. Angela Watts — February 15, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Made these last night and they came out fabulous. The powdered sugar is kind of sticky, but its not an issue, just weird and annoying to my perfectionist tendancies.

    Just saw pink lemonade cake mix and frosting at Walmart Monday night….think they would be fabulous with this recipe for a summer partry.

  25. Kathy — February 15, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    These are adorable! I love that you cut them into hearts.

  26. Amber — February 16, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    I made these cookies for Valentine’s day and they were simple and quick! I left some whole and cut some into heart shapes, that way I could actually give my boyfriend more cookie. My dad wanted me to cut them all so he could eat all of the edges :) The next time I make them I thought about whipping up some homemade cream cheese frosting to put on them :) (Although they are AMAZING even without it!)

  27. Two Peas — February 16, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Frosting would be good on the cookies too! Glad you liked them!

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  30. Julie — February 21, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I made these for Valentine’s Day and went really light on the powdered sugar and I made cream cheese frosting. I have one of these dish/bowl combos where there’s a small bowl in the middle of a big dish. I put the cream cheese frosting in the middle and the cookies around it so you can dip the cookies in it.

    It’s absolutely FANTASTIC! I love it!! My husband said I was the queen of desserts!!

    This recipe rocks. :)

  31. Two Peas — February 21, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Yay for being the queen of desserts:)

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  34. marlena raquel — March 16, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    hey i love your recipes! do you mind if i steal some of them for my blog??

  35. megan — March 21, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    These were soo cute!! Made them and posted them on my blog. Thanks for the awesome idea

  36. Two Peas — March 21, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Thanks! Glad you liked the cookies!

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  38. jaclyn — May 14, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    Hey! I made these for my mothers birthday, used a heart cookie cutter and all. But I also made a vanilla buttercream with a splash of almond, and made its consistency stiffer than usual to create a cookie whoopie pie! I also dyed the buttercream blue, my moms favorite color, and it turned out adorable! She loved them.^.^ thank you so much for the recipe!

  39. Two Peas — May 14, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    You are welcome!!

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