12 Days of Cookies Challenge
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies-Cookie #2
The second cookie in my 12 Days of Cookies Challenge are these delicious Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. The original recipe Geoffrey Zakarian’s Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies is a basic red velvet style cookie with a sweet and creamy cream cheese filling. I love the look of crinkle cookies, rolled in powdered sugar they puff into these brightly colored dreams with white speckles. Lemon, Chocolate, you name it, crinkle cookies are so delightful.
Reading through the recipe, it seemed straight forward and simple. The recipe calls for buttermilk, which I generally NEVER have on-hand. As a substitution I used my typical trick whenever I need buttermilk in small amounts, by adding a small amount of vinegar to whole milk. It works every time. Additionally the cream cheese filling called for a vanilla bean, of which I did not have, so I used 1 teaspoon a vanilla extract, and my recipe will add that option. Feel free to use a vanilla bean if you have it on-hand. I can imagine that the little vanilla bean specks would look quite splendid in the smooth cream cheese filling.
Cream Cheese Filling
My thoughts on this recipe: I give it 4.5 stars
The flavor is exactly what you would expect from a red velvet cookie, chocolaty, moist, chewy and oh so, OH SO delicious. Like a slice of red velvet cake in a convenient, easy to eat cookie. These cookies are gorgeous. They definitely capture the eye and make people wanna grab one and chomp down.
The red velvet crinkle cookies were very easy to make, most of the items I had on-hand. With the exception of cream cheese and red food coloring. These adorable cookies are way kid friendly, but isn’t any cookie with food coloring. Your little helpers will enjoy rolling the balls in the powdered sugar and scooping or spooning the filling to make the cookie sandwiches.
I normally send my baked goods with Eric to take to his office but he wouldn’t let me send these, with that being said, they were a huge hit. My very picky niece and nephew called me to tell me that they loved them. I will have to make more for them for my nephews upcoming birthday. Now I can add these lovely deep ruby red beauties to the top bakes list. Love These!