Easy 4 Ingredient Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

An incredibly easy treat to make with kids. They can help add and mix ingredients since the mixing is done by hand.  They can help roll the dough into balls and in the confectioners' sugar.  This is a very kid friendly recipe for little ones who love to bake!


1-18.25 ounce box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Stir (by hand) dry cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl until dough forms.

Drop large tablespoons of dough into a bowl of confectioners' sugar and shape into 1 1/2 " size balls. The sugar will help keep the dough from sticking to your hands.

Allow dough balls to set for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet before rolling in confectioners' sugar for a second time. This will keep the sugar from being absorbed into the dough and disappearing during baking.

Roll balls in confectioners' sugar a second time and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until center is just set.

Remove from pans after a minute or so and cool on wire racks.