Red Velvet Cake Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Decadent Red Velvet Cake Cookies are a super way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones that is quick, easy and so scrumptious.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Decadent Red Velvet Cake Cookies are a super way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones that is quick, easy and so scrumptious.

red velvet cake cookies on a white plate on a yellow and white striped cloth next to a glass of milk and more stacked cookies

These red velvet cake cookies are the perfect homemade treat to make your family. They take less than a half hour to bake and are guaranteed to be a hit. These cookies are so rich. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the best type of cookie.


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What We Love About This Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

The very best part of this recipe is the time savings, however it also has to be good or what’s the point? This recipe delivers on all points.

  • Easy Ingredients: Only 6 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Not only will your kids love them, they can help make them!
  • Adaptable: Can decorate with sprinkles or icing if you prefer.
a stack of red velvet cake cookies with more cookies on a white plate on a yellow and white striped cloth next to a glass of milk in the background

Ingredient Notes

  • Chocolate Cake Mix: This recipe can use whatever chocolate cake mix you prefer.
  • Gel Food Coloring: You want to give the cookies that famous red color.
  • Eggs: Room temperature is best, it helps them blend in better.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Here are the basic steps for making red velvet cake mix cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

a collage of 3 images showing the steps needed to make the cookie dough

STEP 1: Dough

First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Then, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Once you achieve a dough-like consistency, add red gel food coloring.

a collage of 3 images showing the steps of making red velvet cake cookies

STEP 2: Chill

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, and then remove from refrigerator. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, Roll dough into one-inch balls and coat with a thin layer of granulated sugar, and then powdered sugar.

STEP 3: Bake

Finally, place on the baking sheet and bake for 9 to 12 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips

MAKE THIS RED VELVET COOKIES WITH CAKE MIX AHEAD OF TIME

Cookie Dough can stay in the fridge for about 3 days in a tightly covered dish until you are ready to bake, however, this recipe is so quick and easy it is really not necessary.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Red velvet cookies cake mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for a week.

FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The dough can last up to a year in a freezer bag or airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE RED VELVET COOKIES CAKE MIX MORE FUN?

Try adding some more decorative elements, for example:
* Chocolate chips – Dark, Milk or White
* M&M’s – Pink and Red are nice for Valentine’s Day
* Nuts – Chopped pecans or walnuts

SUBSTITUTE RED VELVET CAKE MIX?

Indeed, if your local supermarket has red velvet cake mix you can utilize that instead of the chocolate.

CAN THIS RED VELVET COOKIES CAKE MIX RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Of course, just use two cake mixes and double the ingredients for more cookies.

WHAT IS RED VELVET?

Red Velvet is a flavor of chocolate which gets its name due to the reaction of combining chocolate with vinegar. Find out more about red velvet here.

a stack of red velvet cake cookies in front of more cookies on a plate next to a glass of milk on a yellow and white striped cloth

Expert Tips for Making This Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

  • Use a Cookie Scoop: It makes the cookies more uniform and will also allow them to cook at the same time.
  • Icing: Cream Cheese Frosting can be used to ice these cookies after they have cooled. It pairs well with the red velvet flavor of the cookies.
  • Variation tip: Roll the cookies in pink or red sugar to make them fun and festive for Valentine’s Day or to just make them prettier.
  • Sprinkles: Decorate with sprinkles that are holiday appropriate.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to place the cookies in the air fryer at 300 for about 8 minutes.

What to Serve with Cookies from Red Velvet Cake Mix

  • Milk
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Milk

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Decadent Red Velvet Cake Cookies are a super way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones that is quick, easy and so scrumptious.
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Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 chocolate cake mix 1 box
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp red gel food coloring
  • 3 tbsps granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsps powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  • Once you achieve a dough-like consistency, add red gel food coloring. Mix until tinted completely.
  • 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 dough into one-inch balls and coat with a thin layer of granulated sugar.
  • Follow by coating the cookie dough ball in powdered sugar.
  • Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.

Expert Tips

  • Use a Cookie Scoop: It makes the cookies more uniform and will also allow them to cook at the same time.
  • Icing: Cream Cheese Frosting can be used to ice these cookies after they have cooled. It pairs well with the red velvet flavor of the cookies.
  • Variation tip: Roll the cookies in pink or red sugar to make them fun and festive for Valentine’s Day or to just make them prettier.
  • Sprinkles: Decorate with sprinkles that are holiday appropriate.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to place the cookies in the air fryer at 300 for about 8 minutes.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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