These CRUMBL pink velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting are the cutest thing ever. They are made with a soft and chewy pink sugar cookie then topped with luscious homemade cream cheese frosting, then topped with pink cookie crumbs.
If you loved these Crumbl pink velvet copycat cookies, you have to try Easy Hershey’s Red Velvet Blossoms Cookies, CRUMBL Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies, and even this Chilled Crumbl Sugar Cookies Copycat recipe!
If you know me, you’d know that I have a soft spot for anything pink. So these pink velvet crumbl cookies are right up my alley!
If I remember correctly, the last time they had them was during the week of mother’s day but I could definitely see these being made as a Valentine’s day cookie recipe as well.
This is the best Pink Velvet cookie recipe ever!
After trying these the first time, my favorite part was the super-soft cookie texture and the almond hint. Now pair that with their creamy cream cheese frosting and we had ourselves a winner.
When making this recipe, I focused a lot on getting that cookie to be super soft and chewy so you can enjoy the flavor and texture of the Crumbl bakery cookies right in the comfort of your own home.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s pink! If that doesn’t convince you, keep reading. If it does you can skip ahead.
- Perfect for Valentine’s day, mother’s day, and even baby showers.
- It is soft and chewy
- The cookie is made with both almond extract and vanilla extract.
- The homemade cream cheese frosting is extremely easy to make.
What is pink velvet and what does it taste like?
First off let me say that pink velvet has nothing to do with red velvet. You know, that bright red treat that’s made with red food coloring and cocoa powder.
Pink velvet is a more mellow flavor if you ask me. It is characterized by its vanilla and light almond flavors and of course the color pink.
Ingredients for this Crumbl pink velvet cookie recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these pink cookies at home. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter– You can use either salted or unsalted butter for the cookie dough but make sure to use unsalted butter for the cream cheese frosting.
- Brown & granulated sugar– Using both brown sugar and granulated sugar will help create a soft and chewy cookie.
- Egg– Make sure to use a large egg at room temperature to help it emmulsify properly with the butter and suga rmixture.
- Vanilla extract– The vanilla extract will help give this cookie extra depth of flavor.
- Almond extract– A little amond extract will take this pink velvet up a notch. It is optional though!
- Flour- All purpose flour works great for this recipe.
- Corn starch– Corn starch will keep your this cookie extra tender.
- Baking soda– The baking soda is the leavening agent, it will give this cookie extra height and thickness.
- Pink gel food coloring– Always use gel food coloring to keep the texture of these cookie stable and not too wet.
- Cream cheese– The cream cheese is use to make the frosting for these pink velvet cookies.
- Powdered sugar– Powdered sugar or confectioner sugar is what will sweeten the cream cheese frosting.
- Salt– Always use a litle salt in you rbaked goods to balance out the sugar of the cookie.
How to make Crumbl pink velvet cookies?
This is how you can make these pink cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and grnaulated sugar together.
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix again until combined.
- Mix in the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt just until combined.
- Scoop out the cookie dough using a large cookie scooper and let it chill for 15 minutes.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven then let them cool down fully before frosting them.
Make the cream cheese frosting
- Cream the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Frost the pink velvet sugar cookies then decorate with some pink velvet cookie crumbs and enjoy.
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
What food coloring is the best for these cookies?
I always say that gel food coloring is best when dying your cookie dough or frosting. The gel food coloring is more stable, and less wet so it won’t affect the texture of your cookie dough too much.
So if at all possible, stick with the gel food coloring. I use the Wilton brand gel food coloring since it is readily available at grocery stores and even at Walmart!
How to store Crumbl pink velvet cookies?
You have a few options when it comes to storing your pink velvet cookies.
- Storing the cookies frosted– If you need to store these cookies after you frosted them already, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Storing the cookies unfrosted and frosting them as needed- If you are storing these cookies without the frosting, you can place them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can store the cream cheese frosting in the fridge and frost them as needed or whenever you’re ready to enjoy them.
Crumbl pink velvet cookies
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Crumbl Pink Velvet Cookies with cream cheese frosting
- large cookie scooper (¼ cup or 4 tbsp)
- ½ cup butter at room temperature(1 stick)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract optional
- ¼ teaspoon Pink gel food coloring optional
- 1 & ¾ cup AP flour
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Cream cheese frosting
- 4 oz cream cheese Softened
- 6 tablespoon butter softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1& ½ cup Powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- Cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until light and creamy. Add in the egg, vanilla & almond extract (optional), and the pink gel food coloring and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Mix in the flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt just until the dry mixture disappears. Using a large cookie scooper, scoop out 8 equally sized cookie dough balls, place them on a baking sheet or plastic-wrapped plate and freeze for 15 minutes.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes, swish the cookies around with a larger cookie cutter to keep it perfectly round (shown in the image) then let the cookies cool down fully on the baking sheet. The heat from the cookies as well as the heat from the baking sheet will continue baking them.
Make the cream cheese frosting
- Cream the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. If the frosting is too thin to pipe, chill it in the fridge or freezer for 10-20 minutes then whip again.
- Fill a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the cream cheese frosting and pipe the frosting all around to create a beautiful swirl design (mine were created with the Wilton 1M tip), decorate with crumbled pink velvet cookies (optional), and enjoy.
If you want a cookie that will look exactly like Crumbl's you can crumbl one cookie on top of the frosting to make it look extra cute!
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These are delicious! I made them for an office meeting. I should have doubled the recipe. They were gone sooo fast! Everyone loved them. ☺️
That’s awesome! Glad they were a hit!!
Love love looooved these! I didn’t have pink dye while making the dough so I put it in the icing instead, but Im going to need to make these again and do it the right way!
That’s smart! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!😊
Delicious soft and chewy.
Help! Mine came out entirely too too flat! They look like pancakes. I followed the recipe exactly.
I’m so sad. I was so excited.
Hi Laura! That can happen due measurements, how did you measure your ingredients? Cups or a kitchen scale? Kitchen scale is the most accurate 🙂
These are a great basic cookie! The pink velvet tastes just like a delicious sugar cookie and the cream cheese frosting adds a nice touch!
My family absolutely loved these cookies, so thanks for such a lovely recipe! They described them as perfectly filling, and had a great frosting to cookie ratio. Just like confetti cake. I am so excited for when I will be able to make your recipes again! (as I am currently away from the kitchen)
That is fantastic Alice! You’re very welcome!
These were SO good. I added a tiny bit more sugar than listed & it was perfect, better than Crumbl, definitely.
Love this recipe! I used them to make mean girls themed cookies, they turned out so cute and tasty! 🙂
I love that!!!
Hello, I tried this recipe and for some reason my cookies stayed in the ball shape, they didn’t flatten out? Any ideas how to fix that? Thank you!
Using a scale to measure out dry ingredients is the best thing to do when making cookies. If you don’t have a kitchen scale you can use the scoop and level method to make sure that your cookie dough spreads.
Can you use more vanilla instead of the almond extract? My daughter has a nut allergy.
The Pink Velvet was my daughter’s and my ultimate favorite cookie from Crumbl. The week they had it we went to get one nearly every day lol. So when I found this copycat recipe I knew I had to give it a try. We both agree that it is every bit as delicious as the real thing, so thank you so much for posting this! Now we can get our Pink Velvet fix anytime we feel the need 😋
YESS!! I love to hear it! Enjoy it Becky!
We love crumbl cookies and my whole family agree that these are definitely crumbl level good! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
So happy to hear that!
LOVED THESE. I have no words. They were absolutely delicious. Brought them to school for my friends and they were begging me for more. These recipes are definetely making me the favorite among my classmates, ha!
Absolutely love these!! Can’t wait to make them again. Thank you
So glad to hear you enjoyed these my friend 🙂
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This recipe is perfect for whenever you are craving a delicious crumbl cookie. These were so easy to make and tasted delicious!
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them Savannah! Thank you so much for trusting me with your recipes 🙂
These are amazing! For next time, can I downsize the cookies for more servings?
I wonder if you meant double the recipe for more servings? If so, you can do that by pressing the x2 or x3 in the recipe card!
She stated above you can make them smaller just cook them for 8 minutes. I hope that helps.
Yes 🙂 !!
Thank you, beautifully delish cookies! AND the icing… oooohhhhhh so good
Thank you so much for trying these Rachelle!