Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for RED VELVET CRINKLE COOKIES! Get creative and make them in any flavor you can imagine! All of the details and rules are below.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


$75 Amazon.com gift card
$75 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make a batch of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies following this recipe as the base. Include any flavor add-ins you’d like, top them with a fun glaze, get creative or keep them classic.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before February 29th 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO.

There’s also TWO BONUS entries:

1) Leave a star recipe review + comment on the recipe post using the same name and email address.

2) Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

Submit Your Entry

Past Challenge Winners

January 2020
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January 2020
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About the Recipe



Tip One: Use red GEL food coloring for the most vibrant color! Gel colorings allow you to use a small amount but achieve a bold saturation. My favorite brand is Americolor.

Tip Two: Take the time to coat the balls of cookie dough in powdered sugar twice for a really beautiful thick and snowy coating. Just like beignets or your favorite donuts!

Tip Three: Bake until barely cooked through. You want to be able to see some moisture in the fissures of the crinkles so the cookies remain nice and soft. They will continue cooking from the residual heat outside of the oven.


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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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