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Dairy Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for red velvet. But I’m even more of a sucker for: it’s holiday time and I’m really busy and I need to make dairy free holiday cookies like yesterday. In a panicked rush to make some cookies for the mailman and our neighbors before Christmas Eve, I found this recipe for red velvet cookies from rufflesandtruffles.com. I believe the recipe was originally adapted from Duncan Hines, but no matter where it came from, these things are easy to make, easy to adapt to dairy free and good!

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They only have five ingredients. I was hesitant at first to use a cake mix to make cookies — I’m not a huge fan of cakey cookies, but these were good. I’m pretty sure I ate all the extra ones. One look at my hips post holidays confirms every bite. Here’s the recipe, with my only original notation being that used dairy free butter:

Ingredients
6 tbsp butter (non-dairy if needed)
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp cornstarch
1 box red velvet cake mix
2 eggs

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, melt butter and set aside to cool (I chilled in the refrigerator and it worked well).
2. Sift powdered sugar into a shallow dish and mix in the cornstarch. Set aside.
3. Pour cake mix, the cooled melted butter, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spatula until well blended. (I used Kitchenaid mixer with flat attachment) A dough will form from this combination.
4. Use a small scoop to form 1 inch balls of the dough; drop and roll each in the powdered sugar, and place the balls on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart from one another. Bake for about 9-11 minutes, until the dough is fully set.
5. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container to preserve.

 

2 Responses to “Dairy Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Katie
    January 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Your cookies turned out looking great! I hope they tasted amazing. Yum!

    • Melanie
      January 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      Thanks Katie! I’m so happy you posted that recipe, it was a lifesaver for me that day.

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