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Red velvet crinkle cookies recipe

Brighten up the cookie jar with these chewy choc cookies. Tinted with a hint of red food colouring, the blushing bikkies can be made up to 1 month ahead and frozen. Thaw and you’re ready to gift or eat!

Allergens: Recipe may contain gluten, milk, egg, wheat and lactose.


10 Ingredients


  • 100g butter, at room temperature

  • 100g (1⁄2 cup) caster sugar

  • 100g (1⁄2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • Red food colouring, to tint

  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour

  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour

  • 1 tbsp Cadbury Bournville Cocoa (see tip)

  • 125g (3⁄4 cup) icing sugar mixture

5 Method Steps


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Use electric beaters to beat the butter
    (100g butter, at room temperature)
    , caster sugar
    (100g (1⁄2 cup) caster sugar)
    , brown sugar
    (100g (1⁄2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar)
    and vanilla
    (2 tsp vanilla extract)
    in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs
    (2 eggs)
    , 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until combined. Tint the mixture red with colouring
    (Red food colouring, to tint)
    .

  • Step 3

    Sift over self-raising flour
    (150g (1 cup) self-raising flour)
    , plain flour
    (150g (1 cup) plain flour)
    and cocoa
    (1 tbsp Cadbury Bournville Cocoa (see tip))
    . Use a flat-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until just combined. Bring together in bowl (the dough will be very soft). Set aside for 5 minutes to rest.

  • Step 4

    Place the icing sugar on a plate. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Roll balls in icing sugar until coated. Place on prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Use back of a spoon to press down gently.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 8 minutes or until cracked and just firm. Set aside on trays for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Recipe Notes

Bournville bakes paler than other cocoa brands, so the red is brighter.

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