These Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies are the perfect cookie dupe for your favorite cookie bakery. They are made with a soft buttery red velvet cupcake cookie base and are topped with a homemade luscious cream cheese frosting. They will truly become a staple for you!
These are the best Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies ever!
This week, Crumbl decided to bring back their red velvet cupcake cookie and you can imagine how happy we are about it.
This cookie is soft and tender with so much red velvet flavor. Now take that and combine it with the cream cheese frosting on top and you have yourself a cookie that tastes just like your favorite red velvet cupcakes!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- This flavor combination is rich and so satisfying.
- These cookies taste even better than the ones sold at the Crumbl bakery.
- You will be able to save a ton of money, in the long run, thanks to this recipe because $5 a cookie isn’t cheap!
- Making these cookies at home allows you to really customize the recipe to your liking. You can add mix-ins to the cookie dough and decorate the top the way you really want!
- These cookies are super impressive and will make for the perfect treat to take to BBQs or family get-togethers.
Ingredients for this Crumbl frosted red velvet cookie
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this Crumbl red velvet cookie recipe. 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 this recipe as long as it is softened.
- Brown and granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Red gel food coloring- Red gel food coloring works best in this cookie recipe.
- cocoa powder
- All-purpose flour
- Salt- Always add a little salt to your baked goods to balance out the sugar flavors.
- Cornstarch- This will help make our cookies a little extra tender.
- Baking powder- Make sure to use softened cream cheese for this recipe.
- Cream cheese
- Pure vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
How to make these Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies?
This is how you can make these delicious frosted red velvet cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl until fluffy.
- Add in the egg, the vanilla extract, red gel food coloring, and vinegar, and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder, and cocoa powder, and mix until soft dough forms.
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How to store these Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies?
You can store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Keep in mind that they will soften a little more in the fridge so for best results make them and enjoy them within two days.
Can I freeze these Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies?
You can definitely freeze these frosted red velvet cookies. Make sure to flash freeze them on a flat surface first then transfer to an airtight container.
Separate each cookie layer with parchment paper or wax paper to keep them from sticking and freeze for up to 2 months.
Once you are ready to enjoy these, pull them out and allow them to sit on the counter for a few hours to soften.
How can I make mini catering-sized Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies at home?
Instead of making 9 large cookies, you can make 18 smaller ones and instead of baking them for 10 minutes, bake them for 7 minutes.
Frost and decorate as you would the large cookies.
Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookie
Crumbl red velvet cupcake cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set it aside.
- Cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy.½ cup butter, ⅔ cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar
- Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract, vinegar, and red gel food coloring until combined.1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1-2 teaspoon red gel food coloring
- Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt until the flour mixture disappears. Don't overmix your dough. Save one tablespoon of cookie dough to decorate your cookies later.¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 & ¾ cup all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoon cornstarch, ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Then using a large cookie scooper scoop out 9 equally sized cookie dough balls, place them on the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten them to about ½ inch in thickness. Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes, then let them cool down on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool down fully.
- Bake the 1 tablespoon of cookie dough for 7-8 minutes then use it to decorate the cookies.
Cream cheese frosting
- In a stand mixer bowl or a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and fluffy.4 oz cream cheese, 3 tablespoon butter
- Add in the powdered sugar, and vanilla extract, and whip for 3-5 minutes or until fluffy. If the frosting seems soft, chill it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes then whip again.1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup powdered sugar
- Place the frosting in a piping bag with a large round piping tip or in a ziplock bag with the tip cut off and frost each cooled-down cookie. Top with crushed red velvet cookie crumbs and enjoy!
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