Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and these red velvet crinkle cookies are the perfect way to celebrate.
February has arrived and with it comes Valentine’s Day. Not that I ever need an excuse to make red velvet crinkle cookies. I love pretty much everything red velvet, and crinkle cookies are always a good idea if you ask me.
These red velvet crinkle cookies are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or simply celebrate the end of January and the fact that spring is on its way. Sooner rather than later I hope.
I started with my favorite crinkle cookies recipe as the base, reducing the cocoa powder and increasing the flour. Using melted butter created a cookie dough that was too soft to roll in sugar, unless you chill it first. I preferred the cookies made with softened butter in place of the melted butter. But you could make them both ways, just make sure to chill your dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
If you want a bright and vibrant red, you’ll want to use a gel food coloring, I love Wilton. I used all natural food coloring for these, and while not bright red, I was still very happy with the color.Print
Heather Kinnaird is the blogger behind French Press, a blog dedicated to family friendly meals, sweet treats, and homemade versions of store bought classics. When she's not in the kitchen you 'll probably find Heather chasing after her kids, three dogs, 6 chickens, and sometimes all of the above.