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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!

stack of red velvet cookies the top one has frosting


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!

ingredients in cake mix cookies

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

  1. Add box of cake mix, eggs, and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix batter until a smooth dough forms. Stir in sweet chocolate chips or M&Ms and sprinkles (if using).
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
stack of red velvet cookies with M&Ms

Expert Tips

  • 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.
stack of red velvet cookies with the top one cut in half

FAQs

What type of cookie is red velvet cookie?

It’s basically a chocolate cookie except with red food coloring. 

Do I need to chill the cookies?

No, you can store them in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze red velvet cookies?

Yes, you can! Freeze in an airtight container or sealed bag for up to 1 month.

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stack of red velvet cookies the top one has frosting

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Easy Red Velvet Cookie Recipe – this fun cookie is soft and chewy and gooey too, and perfect with M&Ms. They're good all year round but red velvet cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 24 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

  • 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!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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



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7 Comments

  1. Hi, I tried this recipe and it was a bit runny so I couldn’t hold the balls, and once baked it was flat as a coin. Is there something I’ve missed?

  2. Great cookies. I used the new Hershey cream cheese chips. Made three batches in the past two weeks and just got a call from a friend to see if there were any leftover from a community meeting. Plus they are going to look great on the Christmas trays.

  3. Honestly these cookies are actually amazing i love them so much i made them for my classes and they all kept asking for the recipe.

  4. These are perfect for VDay and I don’t think anyone but us actually realizes when our content is ‘bunched up’. Gotta love finding something on your hard drive that fits the season perfectly that you semi-forgot about. That cold/flu…everyone has had it this year, terrible!