These delicious red velvet cake mix cookies are easy to make and perfect for sharing! Try out a batch of your own easy red velvet cookies today.
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Making cookies with cake mix is super easy and quick. It takes a lot of the messy work out of homemade cookies. You still get the fun (and satisfaction) of rolling up dough balls and baking tasty cookies at home but without dragging out all the ingredients needed to make them from scratch.
Cake mix cookies are also really wonderful if you have kids who like to help in the kitchen. These red velvet cake mix cookies can be made with little hands helping out!
For those of you who are like me, and occasionally need to whip up a dessert to share that looks and tastes great at a moments notice, red velvet cake mix cookies are the answer. This recipe is super easy to make and thanks to the cake mix being a majority of the ingredients you don’t have to keep a lot of things on hand in order to make homemade cookies.
If you want to spice things up you can use yogurt chips or top these with some cream cheese frosting. Personally I think they’re delicious as is but if you are feeling fancy you can pipe on some creamy frosting to add even more decadence.
Here’s what you’ll need to make red velvet cake mix cookies:
My recipe for red velvet cookies uses just five ingredients. You read that right, five. You don’t have to be a French trained pastry chef to turn these simple ingredients into some amazing homemade cookies.
For this easy cookie recipe you’ll need eggs, oil, a red velvet cake mix, white chocolate chips, and some white sugar to roll the cookies in right before baking.
If you don’t have the chips on hand or you just want to leave them out, feel free to do so. You can always leave out the white chocolate chips and then top these cookies with some canned cream cheese frosting if you like!
How to make red velvet cookies with cake mix:
Let’s dive on in and get our hands dirty…well, not too dirty but you get the idea! This simple recipe comes together quickly and easily. It’s the perfect balance between a from scratch homemade dessert and store bought cookies.
Preheat the oven to 350˚.
Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats, parchment paper, or foil, and set them aside.
Mix the eggs and oil together first until combined.
Pour the cake mix into the mixing bowl and stir in the eggs and oil.
Mix until smooth and no lumps remain in the batter.
Add in the white chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Make 24 balls and roll them in the sugar.
Place 12 dough balls on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until the cookies have puffed and flattened.
Let cool on the baking sheets 2-3 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.
What kind of texture do cake mix cookies have?
You’ll find that the finished cookies have a soft and chewy texture. They’re delightful and perfect for sharing…though I usually make a double batch because they don’t last long in our house!
I always have to remind myself, so I’ll say it again here as well, let these cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. They’ll puff up, then they’ll flatten and they need a few minutes to finish setting before you try to move them.
I love my silicone baking mats for this reason as well. It keeps them from sticking to the cookie sheets and the slightly grippy texture of the mats keeps the cookies from spreading out too far and becoming extremely thin and crispy!
You can use parchment paper if you don’t have silicone mats but for anyone looking to upgrade their baking gear ever so slightly a set of baking mats from Amazon are worth the investment in my book!
Looking for more delicious cookie recipes?
If you love baking cookies you’ll want to check out some of these other recipes that I’ve shared. They’re equally delicious, unique, and simple to make thanks to the base of each recipe being cake mix!
Printable Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:
Here’s the printable version of this easy and delicious recipe for red velvet cake mix cookies. You can save it for future use or just have everything handy on one easy to follow sheet. Once you make these a time or two you’ll never want to make them from scratch again!
Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- 1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix any cake mix will work
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup sugar for rolling cookies
- Preheat oven to 350˚
- Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats, parchment paper, or foil, set aside
- Mix the eggs and oil together
- Pour the cake mix into a mixing bowl and stir in the eggs and oil
- Mix until smooth and no lumps remain
- Add white chocolate chips and stir to combine
- Make 24 balls and roll them in the sugar
- Place 12 on prepared baking sheets
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until the cookies have puffed and flattened
- Let cool on the baking sheets 2-3 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack
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