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Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Kick-off your week with these awesomely cut Valentine's Day treats, Mickey Mouse cookies: the Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies.

They’re delicious, fun, and festive—the perfect dessert idea for Valentine's! Sweet and fudgy, these crinkle cookies will be your child’s holiday food favorite.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Recipe

They’re easy to make, kid-friendly, and will be a great holiday gift for your friends and colleagues.

Warm-up your ovens, because we've got a recipe that is sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!

These Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies are perfect for any occasion, and they're easy to make too.

So gather your ingredients and get ready to bake up some magic!

  • They’re delicious, chewy, and soft. They’re also fun and festive!
  • You can make them in advance
  • Easy to make
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great holiday gifts for friends and colleagues
Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Equipment Needed to Make Mickey Mouse Cookies

Ingredients for Your Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

How to Make Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 20 servings

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3. Put the powdered sugar in a small bowl.

Step 4. Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil to a bowl.

Step 5. Use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients until the dough is thick and sticky.

Step 7. Roll the dough balls in the bowl of powdered sugar.

Step 8. Completely coat the dough balls in powdered sugar.

Step 9. Position the balls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 10. Press each dough ball with the bottom of a glass. This will help the dough to spread out during baking.

Step 11. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges start to turn brown. This will take approximately 9-11 minutes.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Step 12. Remove the cookies from the oven and set them on the cooling rack to cool for 2 minutes.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies
Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

What to Serve/Pair with Your Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cookies

You can pair your red velvet crinkle cookies with a side of nuts or dried fruits.

Chocolate works best with these yummy treats.

Serve them with a cup of milk, tea, or coffee.

  • Lemon, chocolate, vanilla, or other flavored cake mixes
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Dried cherries or cranberries (with chocolate, you can create a black forest cookie
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Mint chocolate
  • Orange chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Candies/M&Ms
  • Peppermint
  • Pretzels
  • Sprinkles

How to Reheat & Store Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

You can make the cookie dough in advance. You can place them in the fridge or the freezer should you want to keep them longer. 

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Best Way to Store Red Velvet Crinkles Leftover

Red velvet crinkles can be stored in the fridge or on the counter at room temp, in an airtight container. Uncooked cookie dough is best stored in the fridge or the freezer.

How Long Will Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Last in the Fridge?

Red Velvet Mickey crinkle cookies can last you for weeks in the fridge. However, uncooked cookie dough can only be stored for up to 4 days in the fridge. This will develop the flavors of your crinkle cookies.

Can I Freeze Crinkle Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze your crinkle cookies. This can last you for three months. Place them in an airtight container or Ziplock bag.

How to Reheat Red Velvet Crinkles

If your cookie dough came from the fridge, allow it to go up to room temperature before rolling it in sugar and baking it. If it came from the freezer, you can leave this on the countertop to thaw for 30 to 60 minutes. Or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Red velvet crinkles (baked) can thaw at room temp for 15 to 30 minutes.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cookies FAQs

What are red velvet crinkle cookies?

Red velvet crinkle cookies are made of red velvet cake mix, eggs, and powdered sugar. Unlike the traditional crinkles, they are less chocolatey and red. However, they still have that dense, brownie texture, and they taste awesome.

Why are crinkles called crinkles?

The cracks on the cookies as they bake give them the crinkled appearance, hence the name crinkle cookies.

What causes cookies to crinkle?

Most cookies have soft and flexible outer crusts, which sets as they bake. Crinkles are covered in sugar, and when these dry out before the cookie does, they crack as they bake, giving the attractive crinkly appearance of the cookie.

Why didn’t my crinkles crack?

The spreading of the dough is essential for it to crack while baking. If it is cooked at high temp, say 350 degrees, the outer crust bakes quickly, not giving the dough enough time to spread and thereby, crack.

Why are my crinkles not moist?

The key to making moist crinkles is by chilling your cookie dough for ample time, before leaving it out to thaw until it reaches room temperature. Bake it right after.

Is confectioners’ sugar the same as powdered sugar?

Yes. Powdered sugar, confectioners’ sugar, and icing sugar are all the same.

Should you bake cookies on parchment paper?

Yes. This will help cook your cookies evenly, prevent your cookies to stick to the pan, and also prevent your cookies from baking when you lift them off the sheet.

Why do you put vinegar in cookies?

Vinegar is a common ingredient in baking. Its reaction with baking soda is needed to produce carbon dioxide. This will lift the batter as they bake.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

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Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

If you're looking for an easy way to make your Valentine's Day a little more special, then get into the kitchen and try our Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies.

They are so cute! You'll have something that tastes great too – not just looks good.

These cookies will be perfect for any of those Disney lovers in your life or if you want to remind yourself how much love is out there with these adorable treats.

So don't wait another second before getting started on this recipe because it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and they taste even better after being refrigerated overnight.

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Yield: 20 Cookies

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Kick-off your week with these awesomely cut Valentine's Day treats, Mickey Mouse cookies: the Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Red Velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ C canola oil
  • ⅓ C powdered sugar
  • 3 in Mickey Mouse Shaped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Put the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl.
  5. Use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients until the dough is thick and sticky.
  6. Measure the dough using a 35 mm cookie scoop (one tablespoon) into balls.
  7. Roll the dough balls in the bowl of powdered sugar.
  8. Completely coat the dough balls in powdered sugar.
  9. Position the balls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Press each dough ball with the bottom of a glass.
  11. (This will help the dough to spread out during baking.)
  12. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges start to turn brown. (9-11 minutes.)Remove
  13. the cookies from the oven and set them aside to cool for 2 minutes.
  14. Use the mickey mouse cookie cutter to cut out the cookies

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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