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Whether studded with white chocolate chips or dusted with powdered sugar, these festive Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are delicious!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are easy, festive, and delicious. Try Jello Poke Cake, Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs, and Funfetti Cookies for more cake mix musts!!

Several red velvet cake mix cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

Cake Mix Red Velvet Cookies

What is red velvet cake: The signature flavor of red velvet comes from the combination of cocoa powder, vinegar, and buttermilk.

Due to the use of cocoa powder, the cake will have a brown hue so red food coloring is used to make the beautiful red coloring of this Red Velvet Cake

We took that tasty batter and turned it into a Red Velvet Cookie Recipe. Now it’s soft, chewy, and so good!

These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are quick and easy. They are perfect festive treats for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, or really any time of the year.

Ingredients for making red velvet cake mix cookies laid out on the counter.

How to make red velvet cookies from cake mix

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.

BATTER. With a hand mixer, beat butter, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy. Add in cake mix and beat until smooth. Fold in white chocolate chips, if desired.

Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

DIP. If using powdered sugar, add ½ cup powdered sugar to a small bowl. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out dough and roll it into balls.

Dip in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet and lightly press the tops to flatten them a bit.

BAKE. Bake for 12-13 minutes.

  • If using white chocolate chips, top with a few white chocolate chips when the cookies come out fresh from the oven.
  • If using powdered sugar, after the cookies are removed from the oven, sift the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar.

How to tell when they’re done

Since these Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix are so dark it’s hard to see if the edges are browning.

For these cookies, the center should not be gooey, the tops will take on a matte appearance and some cracks will appear.

Once out of the oven, keep them on the pan. They will continue to cook to perfection before cooling. After 5-7 minutes, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Red batter for red velvet cake mix cookies in a white bowl.

Recipe tips

Cake mix. The most common brands of red velvet cake mix at my grocery store are Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines, both of which come in 15.25 oz boxes. If your box of cake mix is off by 1-2 oz, it will still work. 

Room temperature ingredients. Softened butter is softer than room temperature butter, but not melted butter.

  • To check if your butter is softened press your finger into it.
  • If it gives slightly and holds a fingerprint then it is room temperature. If your finger can easily sink into the butter, but generally keeps its shape, it is softened. If it cannot hold a shape then it’s too soft. 
  • Use room temperature eggs as they incorporate better into the dough. 

Chilling the dough makes it easier to work with. If the dough becomes too sticky to roll, place it back into the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

Non-stick. Line the baking pan with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. 

Topping suggestions

These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies with cake mix look so pretty, and taste great, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar or topped with white chocolate chips.

Another topping idea is to pipe cream cheese frosting on the cooled cookies and top them with festive sprinkles

Scooping red velvet cake mix cookies batter and rolling in powdered sugar.

Storing Info

FREEZE cookie dough balls. Most all cookie dough can be frozen in individual balls and this recipe is no different.

  • Simply form the dough into the balls, line them up on a pan, and place the pan in the freezer for a few hours.
  • Once the dough is solid, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To bake: place the desired amount of dough balls on a baking sheet. Allow them to thaw for 15-20 minutes before baking.

STORE baked cookies. Once the Cake Mix Red Velvet Cookies have cooled on a wire rack, transfer them to an airtight container. They’ll last at room temperature for 4-5 days. For best storage, place a piece of white bread in the container to help keep them soft. Freeze baked cookies for 2-3 months.

A stack of red velvet cake mix cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

Valentine’s Day Desserts:

5 from 9 votes

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Whether studded with white chocolate chips or dusted with powdered sugar, these festive Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are delicious!
Servings: 24 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 48 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red velvet cake box mix
  • white chocolate chips optional
  • powdered sugar optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • With a hand mixer, beat butter, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy. Add in cake mix and beat until smooth. Fold in white chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • If using powdered sugar, add ½ cup powdered sugar to a small bowl. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out dough and roll it into balls. Dip in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet and lightly press the tops to flatten them a bit.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes. If using white chocolate chips, top with a few white chocolate chips when the cookies come out fresh from the oven. If using powdered sugar, after the cookies are removed from the oven, sift the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar.

NOTE:

  • This recipe can be topped with white chocolate chips or powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 211mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 256IU, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made cake mix cookies before and I love that this recipe uses cream cheese. It made such a delicious difference.