There is just something about crinkle cookies that I can’t get enough of. When I was growing up they were one of my favorite cookies to make because of the look; yet the cookies I hated to make the most because of the steps it took to make them. Who can relate to me there? I love making cookies but really keeping the steps to a minimum is a must and back before the internet (who can believe!) I had to rely on the one cookbook that my mom owned that had the recipe for them. It was a bit overwhelming to this middle schooler.
I look at the recipe now and I think wow that isn’t really that bad, wonder why I dreaded it so much! But when your 11 everything in life can be overwhelming. Recently when the boys and I went to dinner at a friend’s house she had Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies on the menu for dessert. She was all fancy and cut them into heart shapes but around here we just like cookies. I made them red velvet and served them warm with a tall glass of milk; that sounds like a good days work to me.
So back to the fact that they were red velvet and my thoughts of why didn’t I think about that. Really this craze of cake mix cookies couldn’t have made this job any easier. Only 5 ingredients needed and you have the makings for some gooey, soft and delicious cookies. Plus it’s a great cookie to get the kids involved in, I mean if they are over the age of 6 and can run a mixer themselves all you have to do is sit back and watch the mess happen (you know there is going to be one).
I must ask what is taking me so long to get to the good part here. I mean somebody tell me to hurry up and get to the recipe already!
The Cast Of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker because of the box tops)
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for rolling, I used a little less than 1/2 a cup
The Directions For Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with Pam.
2. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in bowl. Mix well.
3. In a separate bowl measure out your powdered sugar.
4. I found it easiest to put a little bit of powdered sugar in the palm of my hand and roll a teaspoon size amount of cookie dough in my hand. You can make your balls this way or you can roll them into balls and then drop into your powdered sugar. I did it the first way because these are sticky and this helped them actually roll into balls for me. Either way is fine.
5. Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer hot cookies to parchment paper or wire cooling rack (I like Wilton’s brand) to cool.
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