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red hots crinkle cookies

Red Hot Cookies

Red Hot Cookies are sweet, spicy, chewy, basically perfect cookies. And they're just in time for Valentine's Day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Hot Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 114kcal
Author Lauren



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non stick cooking spray, line with parchment paper or use silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Place Red Hots into a plastic food storage bag and crush using a rolling pin. Set aside.
    chopped red hots
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla and egg. Scrape sides and mix again.
    sugar and butter mixed
  • Stir all dry ingredients together in a small bowl and then in pour into mixer and slowly mix until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.
    adding dry ingredients
  • Stir in crushed candy. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
    rolling cookie dough in powdered sugar
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
    baked red hots crinkle cookies
  • *If using a non stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg