Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and A Last Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway!

Sweet little red velvet crinkle cookies filled with mini chocolate chips!  Just in time for the holidays!

Red velvet crinkle cookies with mini chips!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”!  Unless you have more things to accomplish than time allows!  I looked at the calendar and it was December 1st, I blink and it’s December 17th!  Holy heck, did that happen?

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies!

I still need a few gifts.  The gifts I HAVE, need to be wrapped.    I don’t see that happening any time soon!  Oh how I wish that Elf on the Shelf would stop posing and earn his keep!


Perfectly crinkled red velvet cookies packed with mini chocolate chips!


And those Christmas cards….well, they aren’t going to write themselves (of course I need them to be delivered first!).  This was probably the year I should have just ordered “Happy New Year” cards instead.

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

And then there’s the Christmas cookies.  I need more.  I made a batch or two.  But that’s just not going to cut it.   I only have 8 days to make all the treats I want.  8 days people!!  See this is stressing me out more than the gifts or the cards. Those will all work out.  To me, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COOKIES!  Thankfully I was able to make these Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkles.  Crinkles are a must every Christmas.  They are a little crisp on the outside, but soft and cracked in the middle with lots of chocolate flavor.  I made these double chocolate by stirring in plenty of mini chocolate chips.  The red velvet just makes them perfect for the holidays!

Chocolate chip red velvet crinkle cookies

I feel a little better with these beauties in the line up.  I can breathe a tad bit  easier today. Now, all I have left to do is make coconut balls, peppermint patty bark, sugar cookies, gingerbread men, cookie cups, thumbprints…..



Red velvet brownies swirled with peppermints and cream cheese.

Swirled Red Velvet Brownies  

Red Velvet Brownie Cookies

Red Velvet Brownie Cookies





Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and A Last Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway!
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Serves: 60 cookies
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ bottle (1 oz) red food coloring (about 5 teaspoons)
  • 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar.
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in milk, vanilla, vinegar and food coloring, mixing well.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Whisk all ingredients.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring just until combine. Mix in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets. Pour 1 cup of powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. With buttered hands roll dough into 1 ½ in balls. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies have cracked and edges are set. Let cookies rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cooing wracks.
  5. Makes 60 cookies
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy


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Have you been busy too?  Have you been procrastinating?  Or maybe you are finished and ready to splurge on yourself? Well, my friends and I are here to help you out with our Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway and your chance to win one of TWO $250 Gift Cards.

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46 Responses

  1. a gift for my amazing mom… maybe something for her garden

  2. i will buy makeup for my self.. already bought gifts for everyone.

  3. jenna k

    a smart phone!

  4. Pamela Shepard

    Something for myself because everyone else is done :)

  5. Kandis Garcia

    This is such an awesome giveaway.. Knowing that I have zero gifts under the tree for my kids this year I really hope I win this :)

  6. Deb Newell

    These look yummy, I need substitute for the red food coloring, family member is allergic.

    • They would be wonderful without the red color too!

  7. karen

    I’d like to get some nice boots for my daughter.

  8. I love these cookies, Tanya!
    Oh haha, I bought a pack of cards to mail out and you know I haven’t even started on them yet! I need to get on that or they will be belated Christmas cards!

    Thanks for sharing these delicious cookies at Marvelous Mondays. Have a great week!

  9. Jill

    I would buy my 80 year old mom a new computer to keep in touch with my family :)

  10. I love the color of these cookies! I have a great picture of our granddaughter with John and I that I want to use as a card but it might turn into a New Year’s card (and yes I have done that before!)
    Pinning your yummy cookies!

    • Thanks Deb! I do believe family will get cards in time for New Years! Guess that’s ok.

  11. heather

    A blu-ray player is on my list.

  12. marsha

    My list is complete so I would use the gift card to buy something for the family that I hadn’t planned on. I will let them help make the decision. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. jmepesa

    Gorgeous cookies Tanya!! I can’t believe it’s a just week away from Christmas…too much to do in so little time (not to mention all of the blogging stuff to get done! Happy Holidays!

    • I’m sort of in freak out mode now with only six days left! N better just eat cookies!

  14. you can never go wrong with crinkle cookies, and I LOVE red velvet! they’re gorgeous Tanya

  15. Lorelei

    I still need to buy something for my parents mainly. I left the hardest for the last and am running out of time! Meanwhile, I NEED to make these cookies!

  16. Shelley

    I can’t wait to try these cookies. They look perfect for Christmas and I love anything red velvet! :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • I love red velvet too! Thank you Shelley!

  17. There is to time to shop/wrap when you are busy taking fabulous photos!!!!!!!!! Seriously Tanya. Gorgeous.
    Would it make you feel better if I told you that I still need something for my brothers, another something for my mom, all the stocking stuffers, something for Chad’s grandma, and I haven’t wrapped a thing? We are procrastination BFF’s. BUT. I have cookies. I’ll send you some!

    • Oh stop, but thanks for the compliment. I’m stuck on stocking stuffers now.. It doesn’t seem to be ending!

  18. Laura P.

    Some gifts for my sister/brother-in-law!

  19. I hear ya, Tanya! There is SO MUCH to do for Christmas….we don’t even bother with Christmas cards anymore, but I am still holding out hope for New Year’s cards :) These cookies look fabulous….just grab a plateful of them and forget about the rest 😉

    • You are right, let’s just eat and enjoy the season!

  20. Laura

    Books, skateboard, outdoor gear

  21. Bea

    Since I have done NO shopping as I am on disability and my check comes on the 4th Wed. of the month so for me that is Christmas day. I would like to buy my Grandchildren ages 6 & 8. I would love to make the Crinkle Cookies!

  22. Bea

    I am having a late Christmas this year due to my circumstances so I need all gifts for the family, they love to get food baskets. I know that everyone understands and I am having surgery on the 23rd but will be home on the 24th, hopefully.

  23. mary

    kitchen appliances – I have friends who need a new tea kettle and pancake griddle. For a gift for me I’d get a pizzelle maker. And some wooly leggings for my friend’s teen.

  24. jacquie

    no christmas presents at all so none left on list.

  25. Bea

    The (No More) manic those Tiramisu Cookies look to good, I could eat them right off the page! Merry Christmas!!

  26. These cookies look really tasty! I am a new follower and I found you via The Pin Junkie!
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I would love to get some items from my amazon wishlist

  27. These cookies look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Merry Christmas

  28. Jennifer

    Hi could I omit the chocolate chips and put a Hersey kiss in the middle? Will the cookies still rise okay and do all that crinkle magic without the chips? Thank you.

    • Absolutely! Just don’t forget to roll them in powdered sugar!

  29. […] it comes to Christmas.  I just love the whole holiday season.  I get giddy thinking about baking red velvet cookies, decorating, shopping, whipping up peppermint fudge and making gingerbread houses with the kids, […]


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