Who doesn’t love a crinkle cookie? Especially in pink!
I have always been a lover of Valentine’s Day. Even in my single years, Valentine’s was a never celebration to mope around. It was the one day I gave myself to indulge in sweets, wear head-to-toe pink, and hand out adorable greeting cards.
Now that our little family is starting to grow, I’m trying to implement traditions (a.k.a develop some tasty recipes!) so that we can associate certain meals with certain holidays. Considering the success of my chocolate crinkle cookies, I decided to whip up something similar for Valentine’s Day.
My Pink Valentine Crinkle Cookies are the perfect touch for your upcoming Valentine celebration. Since it’s only been a few weeks since I’ve given birth, things have been a little hectic on my end. But I have no doubt that I can whip up a batch (or two!) of these easy-to-make cookies.
Blush Rose Valentine Crinkle Cookies
1 box white cake mix
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
Red food coloring (I used gel because it’s so saturated – you only need a drop or two to get the beautiful pink shade)
Granulated sugar for coating (about 3 tablespoons worth)
Powdered sugar for coating (about 5 to 6 tablespoons worth)
Yields: approximately 18 cookies
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Whisk together until you get a dough-y consistency. Add red food coloring and mix until you obtain desired shade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll into one-inch balls and coat with a thin layer of granulated sugar. Once completely covered, coat generously with the powdered sugar. The first layer of granulated sugar will keep the powdered sugar from baking into the cookie. Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart from each other.
In an oven set to 350 degrees F, bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.