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These are my best red velvet cake mix cookie recipe. With just 4 simple ingredients you’ll have a batch of beautiful red velvet cookies to make your Valentine’s day extra special. Plus they freeze well!
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Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Cake mix cookies are SO easy to make and they’re delicious too. They have just 4 ingredients and they stay soft for days. There’s no shame in using cake mix – no one turns down this easy cookie recipe. You can add your favorite mix-ins (white chocolate, chocolate chips, nuts, or use cream cheese frosting on top. The cookies have a soft texture with a crackly exterior and they’re so soft and perfect with a bright red color!
4 Ingredient Cookies
- Red velvet cake mix: Duncan Hines is the most popular, and some stores carry Betty Crocker.
- Eggs: I always use large eggs
- Butter: unsalted and softened or melted. I prefer starting with melted butter instead of using vegetable oil – butter adds more flavor. You can also use canola oil.
- Chocolate chips, M&Ms, and/or sprinkles: use whichever you prefer. I love using white chocolate chips for this cookie recipe
- Cream Cheese Frosting: Skip the mix-ins and frost the cookies with cream cheese frosting, either my recipe or a can.
How to make Red Velvet Cookies with cake mix
- Add box of cake mix, eggs, and butter in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix batter until a smooth dough forms. Stir in sweet chocolate chips or M&Ms and sprinkles (if using).
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheets or parchment paper. You can make them 1 tablespoon cookies or 2 tablespoon balls of dough. Chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake chilled cookies for about 11-13 minutes, or until the edges just start to get golden brown. Once the baked cookies cool frost the cookies with cream cheese frosting if you want.
- Check the size of the cake mix you’re using and make sure the size is 15-16 ounces for the recipe to be successful.
- Using butter instead of oil gives a delicious flavor to these red velvet cake mix cookies. You can use either melted butter or room temperature softened butter.
- You can use this red velvet cake mix cookies recipe with any cake mix flavor.
- Don’t over bake these cake mix cookies. These taste better, slightly underdone.
- Make red velvet sandwich cookies with buttercream frosting or cream cheese frosting.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or store in freezer for up to one month.
It’s basically a chocolate cookie except with red food coloring.
No, you can store them in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 3 days.
Yes, you can! Freeze in an airtight container or sealed bag for up to 1 month.
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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
- 1 15-16 ounce box red velvet cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter , melted
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips or M&Ms
- Cream Cheese Frosting optional
- Place cake mix, eggs, and butter in a large bowl. Stir until the batter comes together and is smooth. You can do this with a wooden spoon or a hand mixer. Stir in chocolate chips or M&Ms, if using.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto cookie sheets lined with silpat baking mats or parchment paper. Chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake chilled cookies for about 11-13 minutes, or until the edges just start to get golden brown.
- If desired, frost cooled cookies with cream cheese frosting.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.
- Use chocolate chips or any color M&Ms for the mix ins, or add sprinkles. Use 1 1/2 total cups of mix-ins.
- Skip the add ins and use cream cheese frosting instead!
Other Favorite Cookie Recipes
- Red Velvet Cookies from scratch
- Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
- Cake Mix Crackle Cookies
- How to make Cake Mix Cookies with any mix
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are an easy red velvet cookie – you’ll LOVE this recipe – add M&Ms, chocolate chips or use cream cheese frosting on top!
Last Updated on December 5, 2023