Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
These fudgy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are perfect for your holiday parties. Just look at that snowy white crinkle! Made in under 30 minutes for a delightfully festive sweet treat.
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
5 from 6 votes
Finished cookies on parchment paper
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a stand-up mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add applesauce 1/4 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, and red food coloring. The mixture will look curdled at this point.

  3. With the mixer running, slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl, scraping sides as necessary until all the dries are combined. Add the chocolate chips, if using, and beat until just combined.

  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerator for at least 2 hours until dough is firm enough to form balls.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place granulated sugar in a shallow dish. Place the powdered sugar in a second shallow dish. Roll cookie dough into balls about 1 heaping tablespoon in size. Generously coat them in granulated sugar first, and then powdered sugar until they are completely coated. Place them on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven when cookies are slightly underdone. This is key to keep them fudgy. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 

  7. Serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

Recipe Notes

Want to make sure your sugar is vegan? Check out my comprehensive guide on sugar

Vegan white chocolate chips can be hard to find. You can buy them online or omit them altogether. 

Once cookies are completely cool, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Raw dough can also be frozen for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.