Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012
I tried these amazing Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies off the back of a Duncan Hines box the other day and boy am I glad I did. Luscious chocolaty flavor in a beautiful red color. These cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and bake up wonderfully. They develop lovely cracks as they bake and taste as lovely as they look!
I was baking Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies the other day when I saw this recipe on the side of the Red Velvet cake mix box. I thought to myself, “I have several extra boxes of Red Velvet cake mix so I think I’ll try out this recipe!” Yay! It’s a fabulous and easy recipe that is wonderful.
It has the rich chocolaty taste you enjoy in Red Velvet desserts, but without all the hassle of many Christmas cookie recipes. Plus it’s really an elegant and beautiful dessert for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas cookie to whip up for the holidays this is a great option. It only has a few ingredients and you can have this mixed and ready to roll out in about 3-5 minutes. Another 5-10 minutes of rolling the dough into balls and you will have these cookies ready to go into the oven. You can start and be finished with this great recipe in about 30 minutes. If you’re short on time these holiday cookies are a great recipe to whip up for parties or guests.
When I originally published this recipe in December of 2012 I was really disappointed with my pictures. They were taken with a poor iPhone camera, in bad lighting, and with too many props, making the pictures look gaudy and overdone. Sometimes less is really more!
I was new to the blogging world and was still in the vary early stages of learning how to present food. I’m not a food photographer by trade, so it has been a struggle learning to get everything in the proper balance. I remade these cookies for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014, in October 2014, and reshot the pictures so you could get a better idea of what these beautiful cookies look like.
One of the things I really like about these cookies is that they are so easy and have only a handful of ingredients. Yes, sometimes less is really more!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are elegant and lovely as well as delicious.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are great to take along to holiday parties or to a cookie exchange.
You can whip up a batch of these amazing Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies in no time! Our family loved these marvelous cookies.
Here’s what I did.
I used these six ingredients. That’s all!
Place red velvet cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, melted butter and lemon zest.
Combine ingredients with a wooden spoon or whisk to mix all the ingredients together.
Shape dough into balls. Place cornstarch and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Stir together to combine. Roll dough into powdered sugar. Make sure you heavily powder the cookie dough so that plenty of it remains on the cookie after baking.
Place cookies on cookie sheets that have been really well-sprayed with cooking spray. I would suggest using Bakers Joy cooking spray and well-coat the pans. That way the edges won’t chip off when you try to remove them with a spatula.
Bake about 12 minutes at 375. You can see how the cookies have cracked.
Here’s a look at these delicious jewels. Break out the egg nog and enjoy!
Your guests will love Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. Pass these cookies around to your friends and company and they will be snapped up like hotcakes!
Here’s the recipe.
RED VELVET CRINKLE COOKIES
(Recipe adapted from Duncan Hines Red Velvet Signature Cake Mix)
- 6 tbsp. butter, melted, and set aside to cool
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 box [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Duncan Hines [/url]Red Velvet cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Melt butter; set aside to cool.
- Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish.
- Mix with a fork to blend.
- Place cake mix in a bowl.
- Add cooled butter, eggs, and lemon zest.
- Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended and a soft dough forms.
- Do your best to work out all the small lumps from the cake mix.
- Form dough into small 1-inch balls.
- Roll in powdered sugar mixture until well coated.
- Place on really well-greased or well-sprayed cookie sheets.
- Bake about 12 minutes at 375° or until cracks form in cookies and cookies test done.
- Allow cookies to cool.
- Store in airtight container.
This close up allows you to see the texture of these fabulous cookies.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are great to make for Valentine’s Day parties, too.
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