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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are crinkle cookies are a peanut butter cookie jazzed up with some red color for the holidays!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1⅓ cups (267g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring (if using a liquid, may need a bit more to achieve the desired color)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • cups (187.5g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugar for about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Turn the mixer to low and add in the egg, milk, vanilla, and red food coloring. Mix for about 30 seconds to incorporate, then turn mixer to medium-high and blend until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer on low, add flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Remove mixer bowl from stand. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Set on the lined baking sheet.
  • Pour confectioners' sugar onto small plate or bowl.
  • Roll dough ball in confectioners' sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (If you want them extra chewy, chill for 10 minutes in the freezer before baking.)
  • Using your hand or the bottom of a kitchen glass, press the cookie dough down so that it is not rounded on top.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool to room temperature before serving.


Calories: 179kcal