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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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Super simple red velvet cake mix cookies require only 4 ingredients! They’re light and fudgy and dotted with white chocolate chips. These easy cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day, the holidays, or any time of the year when you’re craving red velvet cake!

easy red velvet cake mix cookies on a plate

When you have a craving for something home-baked but you don’t want to take the time to prepare cookies from scratch, cake mix cookies come to the rescue! This red velvet cooke recipe uses cake mix to create a super simple cookie in under 30 minutes!

Cake mix is a great shortcut that cuts down on the ingredients and the time it takes to prepare a sweet and delicious cookie. It’s an easy way to make homemade cookies with minimal effort! There are so many different cake mixes available. You can create a really unique cookie with only 3 total ingredients, plus any mix-ins you desire.

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This easy recipe is also super customizable – make it your own by adding in any of your favorite mix-ins from nuts, chocolate chunks, or dried fruit.

These red velvet cake mix cookies are so much fun! If you love red velvet recipes, this one will quickly become your favorite. This easy red velvet cookies recipe has a soft and chewy texture. You will not believe the result!

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • 4 Simple Ingredients
  • Easy Cookie Recipe
  • Super simple dessert, only 5 minutes of prep time!
  • Chewy Cookies
  • Great option when you need fresh cookies in a hurry!
  • Kid friendly
  • Bright red color, rich red velvet flavor
  • Perfect option for a special occasion
  • All the delicious flavors of red velvet cake in cookie form!

🥘 Ingredients

You only need 4 ingredients for this easy dessert, all of which can be found at your local grocery store!

ingredients for easy red velvet cake mix cookies recipe

Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix: Any brand of red velvet cake mix will do! Make sure that it is an 18-ounce cake mix, not a 15 ounce.

Eggs: Use two large eggs for this recipe.

Vegetable Oil: I used vegetable oil for this recipe, but feel free to use any light-colored oil. Canola oil or olive oil should both work.

White Chocolate Chips: Feel free to use any mix-ins that you like. The white chocolate chips pair nicely with the red velvet cookies, however, feel free to use dark chocolate chips, or even chopped dried fruit, or nuts.

📖 Variations

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies: Replace the red velvet cake mix with lemon cake mix and you’ll have delicious lemon cookies! Feel free to sprinkle cookies with a little granulated sugar before baking as well. You can use any brand of cake mix you like.

German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies: Use German chocolate cake mix instead of the red velvet, and replace the white chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips. You can also mix in some shredded coconut into the batter if you like!

Red Velvet Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting: Make a simple cream cheese icing and once your cookies have cooled down, spread a thin layer of the icing on the tops of the cookies.

Eggless Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: Replace the eggs with flax eggs

🔪 Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl to make your cake mix cookie dough.

eggs, cake mix, white chocolate chips and oil in a mixing bowl

Step 2: Stir, by hand, until well combined. You could also use a stand mixer but it’s not necessary if you don’t have one!

cookie dough in a bowl

Step 3: Using a cookie scoop, scoop the red velvet cookie mix into 1 inch balls on the prepared baking sheet. Place the unbaked cookie dough balls into the oven on the center wire rack, and bake for 10 minutes.

cookie dough on a baking sheet

Step 4: Remove and allow these easy cake mix cookies to cool on a cooling rack. When cool, dust with powdered sugar if desired, or top with cream cheese frosting!

red velvet crinkle cake mix cookies on a baking sheet

❓Recipe FAQs

How do you store and keep red velvet cookies?

Store red velvet crinkle cookies made with cake mix in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

How do you serve red velvet cake cookies?

I love the classic combination of cookies and a cold glass of milk. These festive cookies are also perfect for the holidays! Make them for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or you can even drizzle some blue icing on top for a red, white, and blue Fourth of July treat!

How do you thicken cake batter for cookies?

Adding 1/2 a cup of oil and 2 eggs are all you need to thicken the batter of the cake mix to make it suitable to make cookies.

Can you substitute butter for oil in cake mix cookies?

Yes! You can substitute butter for oil in cake mix cookies. Since this recipe calls for 1/2 a cup of oil, you will need to use 1/2 a cup of melted butter.

What is the difference between cake mix batter and cookie mix batter?

Cookie mix and cake mix have the same ingredients, but the amount of each ingredient is slightly different since cookies and cake have different textures. The cake batter is runnier, while the cookie batter is thick. But both contain flour, sugar, and eggs.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Use this basic recipe to make other cake mix cookie combinations – see variations above.
  • Be sure to use an 18 ounce cake mix. However, if you can only find a 15 ounce cake mix, then add a 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour.
  • Keep these easy red velvet cake mix cookies stored at room temperature.
easy red velvet cake mix cookies recipe in a bowl

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5 from 6 votes

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Super simple red velvet cake mix cookies require only 4 ingredients! They're light and fudgy and dotted with white chocolate chips. These easy cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day, the holidays, or anytime you're craving red velvet cake!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 26 cookies
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix Look for an organic cake mix, with no artificial colors or preservatives added!
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F / 180 C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. 
  • Stir, by hand, until well combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into tablespoon-sized mounds on the prepared baking tray.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

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Notes

  • Use this basic recipe to make other cake mix cookie combinations – see variations above.
  • Be sure to use an 18 ounce cake mix. However, if you can only find a 15 ounce cake mix, then add a 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour.
  • Keep the cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g

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Indulge your sweet tooth with some of my lightened-up treats. From gluten-free brownies to fruity crumbles, there’s something for everyone.

Be sure to check out holiday favorites like my healthy pumpkin pie!

10 responses to “Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. These are so cute and easy for a Valentine’s Day treat! Who knew a cake mix could make such soft and fudgy cookies?!5 stars

  2. These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies were super simple to make and delish! The boys gobbled them up in no time. Saving to make again–but doing a double batch! Happy New Year!5 stars

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