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Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle Cookies

Are you looking for a special Valentine’s day cookie to share with your friends and family this year? If so, you might really enjoy this red velvet crinkle cookie recipe. These cookies are easy to make with a few pantry staples and a box of red velvet cake mix. 

You might recognize the crinkle cookie from Epcot and some of the Walt Disney World Resorts. They are especially popular during the holiday season but are easy enough to make year-round even if you don’t have a special occasion to celebrate. 

Valentine’s day at Disney World is just like every other holiday where you are bound to find special limited-time treats, especially at the bakeries and chocolatiers, as well as the restaurants and resorts. 

What is a crinkle cookie? 

Perhaps you have never heard of a crinkle cookie before. Chances are you have seen or eaten one, and may just not know what they are called. Crinkle cookies are soft, cake-like cookies that have been rolled in powdered sugar before cooking them. When the cookies are baked the powdered sugar cracks, giving them their crinkled appearance. 

What do I need to make box mix crinkle cookies? 

The first thing you will need to make this red velvet crinkle cookie recipe is a box of red velvet cake mix. You will also need powdered sugar, oil, eggs, and a Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter. 

Mickey Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Making your red velvet crinkle cookies is easy! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and put the powdered sugar in a small bowl.

Put your cake mix, oil, and eggs in a bowl and use an electric mixer to combine. The dough will be sticky, and some people prefer to refrigerate it for an hour to make rolling the dough balls easier, but you don’t have to if you are pressed for time. 

Use a one-tablespoon cookie scoop to roll the cookies into balls. Take the dough balls and cover them completely in powdered sugar. Place the balls on your cookie sheet and press down on them with a glass.

Bake your cookies for nine to eleven minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Set the cookies aside to cool for two minutes, and then use your Mickey cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. 

What other flavors of crinkle cookies are there? 

You can make crinkle cookies in lots of different flavors including chocolate, lemon, strawberry, and molasses. You can even make brownie crinkle cookies by substituting the red velvet cake mix for a box of brownie mix instead. 

These crinkle cookies are perfect for celebrating, and they would look amazing on a holiday cookie tray. They are also easy enough to make that you can whip up a batch for the family anytime that they would like some in just a few minutes, with ingredients you already have at home. 

Not ready to make this recipe? Pin it to your Valentine’s board on Pinterest so it’s easy to find when you need it.

Experiment with the crinkle cookie recipe and change out the boxed cake mix in the recipe for different flavors. Who knows, you may have just found your new favorite cookie! 

Yield: 20 Cookies

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle

Red Velvet Mickey Crinkle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Red Velvet cake mix 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄3 C Canola Oil
  • 1⁄3 C powdered Sugar
  • 3 in Mickey Mouse Shaped


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

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