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Red Velvet Blossom Cookies are easy to make with red velvet cake mix and Hershey’s Kisses! These are the perfect holiday cookie, especially for Valentine’s Day.


Red Velvet Hugs Blossom Cookies - this easy cookie recipe starts with a red velvet cake mix! Add a Hershey's Kiss and make them blossom cookies!
Both my parents worked when I was a kid, so up until third grade I went to in-home daycare. There were two of them, the first was before I was five and don’t really remember much, except that the lady was awesome and we remained friends with the family until after I was out of high school. That’s where, at the tender age of three or something, I learned to change a diaper and I got married to the boy I napped with (they figured I slept with him, so we should be married).

The second daycare I went to, in grade school, was not so heart-warming and awe-inspiring as the first. I mean, I was safe and all. I never lost a hand or got forgotten at school. But the lady was definitely someone who was in the childcare profession only because she had kids my age and probably would have been better suited to a different profession. One that did not deal with small children. (Hey, I’m not judging. Sometimes I know that the universe made a good decision when it gave me only one kid.)

Here are a few things I learned while in her care:

If you have kids the same ages as your charges, they MUST play together. And if your daughter makes the babysittee play the dog in a game of house, it’s perfectly fine.

If you provide a healthy, state-approved snack after school, it MUST be Wheat Thins. Every day. (For three years, people. It took me until college to be able to look at that yellow box again.)

Toilet paper squares MUST be torn straight across. No jagged edges are ever allowed! If you leave a jagged edge, you will be required to go repair your infraction.

Red and pink do NOT match and should never be worn together.

Now, I really don’t understand that last one. Red and pink not matching? Ridiculous.

I mean, if red and pink didn’t match, what would we wear on Valentine’s Day? The themed holiday industry would probably implode on itself.

Red Velvet Cookies might not be a thing if it wasn’t for red and pink on Valentine’s Day!!

If you’re in the Valentine’s Day mood, these Red Velvet Blossom Cookies are the perfect treat! They’re made easy with cake mix and Hershey’s Kisses with only 4 ingredients!

Easy Cake Mix Red Velvet Blossom Cookies

I love making cake mix cookies. They’re easy and they taste like cake! I have a pretty basic and foolproof recipe for making cake mix cookies:

  • Your favorite cake mix flavor (in this case, red velvet)
  • 1/2 cup butter or oil
  • 2 large eggs

Really, that’s it. Just three ingredients to make a basic cake mix cookie. Four if you add in the Hershey’s Kiss!

These cake mix cookies are made with Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix, but you can use any brand (or any flavor).

I much prefer making cake mix cookies with butter to oil, but my secret to making an easy cookie is melting the butter. That way you don’t even need a mixer: just stir!

Blossom cookies are such a classic recipe but they don’t always have to be peanut butter; you can make them any flavor easily when you use a cake mix. Chocolate Blossom Cookies would be fantastic too!

Red Velvet Hugs Blossom Cookies - this easy cookie recipe starts with a red velvet cake mix! Add a Hershey's Kiss and make them blossom cookies!

The other thing I love about making Hershey’s Kiss blossom cookies is that you don’t have to stick to traditional milk chocolate kisses. They have so many flavors now you can use any one you want. Cookies ‘n Cream or the new truffle ones would be fantastic with these red velvet blossom cookies.

Cake Mix Blossom cookies with just four ingredients are a cookie lovers dream recipe!

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Red Velvet Hugs Blossom Cookies

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Turn blossom cookies into red velvet hugs!! This easy cookie recipe starts with a red velvet cake mix and bakes up in no time. Place a Hershey's Kiss on top and make them a blossom cookie!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 28 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix any brand; approx 15-16 ounces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • About 30 Hershey’s Kisses unwrapped (use your favorites: Hugs, Almond, Plain, Caramel, Cookies 'n Cream, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats and set aside.
  • Mix together cake mix, eggs, and butter using a hand mixer or stir it by hand. The dough will be thick.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto your cookie sheets. Chill for at least 30 minutes. If you bake them right away they'll spread just a bit too much.
  • Bake about 8-10 minutes until tops just start to crack. Err on the side of underdone! Immediately press a Hershey's Kiss onto the top of each cookie. Let cool completely. 
  • Store in an airtight container up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

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Recipe Notes

Use any flavor cake mix and any flavor Hershey's Kiss!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword cookies

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Last Updated on August 28, 2019

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