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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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Elevate your holiday baking with these moist, melt-in-your-mouth red velvet cake mix cookies! They are made with chocolate chips, infused with subtle cocoa flavor, and boast the iconic red hue that will instantly put you in the festive spirit.

red velvet cake mix cookies

These red velvet cookies are an absolute breeze to whip up! They’re low-maintenance and everything is mixed in one bowl. Grab a box of cake mix, a couple of eggs, some oil, a dash of vanilla, and baking powder, and boom—freshly baked, soft, and chewy cookies in just half an hour. We also added chocolate chips, but it’s optional!

This recipe is perfect for your Christmas cookie repertoire or when you want a quick, sweet fix without the fuss!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • SIMPLE & QUICK – They only take 10 minutes to bake and the recipe is straightforward. It doesn’t involve complex steps or a long list of ingredients, making it perfect for both novice and experienced bakers.
  • FESTIVE – Red velvet cookies are perfect for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The addition of chocolate chips makes them even more appealing.
  • SOFT & CHEWY – These cookies have a soft and chewy texture!
red velvet cake mix cookies ingredients

Ingredients

  • Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix 
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Tip: Select a high-quality mix for the best flavor and texture. You can also experiment with different flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry depending on your preference.

Tools you’ll need

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need the following special equipment and tools:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Baking Sheet

How to Make

First, heat your oven to 350°F (177°C).

Toss all the ingredients into a bowl—cake mix, baking powder, oil, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips (if using).

how to make red velvet cake mix cookies

Give it a good mix with your rubber spatula. You will need to use some elbow grease to ensure the ingredients are well combined and achieve the perfect cookie dough consistency.

red velvet cake mix cookie dough

Roll the dough into balls, roughly a tablespoon each, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake for about 10 minutes, then let them cool on the sheet for another 10.

red velvet cake mix cookie dough

And there you have it—freshly baked red velvet cookies hot out of the oven!

red velvet cake mix cookies

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Experiment with Cake Mix Flavors: Cake mix comes in various flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Experiment with different flavors to create a variety of cookies.
  • Consistent Cookie Sizes: To ensure even baking, try to make your cookie sizes uniform. You can use a cookie scoop or measure the dough with a tablespoon to maintain consistency.
  • Don’t Overbake: Keep an eye on them while baking and avoid overbaking. They might seem slightly underdone when you take them out of the oven, but they will continue to set as they cool on the baking sheet.
  • Cooling Time: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This helps them set without becoming too firm.
  • Store Properly: Once cooled, store in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. You can also freeze the dough for longer storage.
  • Get Creative with Sprinkles: Experiment with different types of sprinkles to add a festive touch. You can choose colors that match the occasion or holiday.

FAQ

Why are my cookies thick and puffy?

This cookie dough is dense and thick! As the cookies cool, the tops may settle, but if not, just press them down gently with your fingers if they are not spreading the way you want.

What is the texture of red velvet cake mix cookies?

These are soft and light! Even though they are made with cake mix, they are not cakey. They are soft in the center and chewy around the edges.

Can I freeze the cake mix cookie dough?

Yup! Roll the dough into balls, put them on a sheet pan or plate, then cover and set them in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Then, transfer the cold cookie dough balls into a freezer-friendly container. Label the container, then freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven, place the frozen cookie dough balls on a lined baking sheet, then add an extra couple minutes to the bake time.

red velvet cake mix cookies

Summary

These red velvet cake mix cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday baking lineup. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a taste with these easy-to-make, yet undeniably delicious recipe!

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

Description

Elevate your holiday baking with these moist, melt-in-your-mouth red velvet cake mix cookies! They are made with chocolate chips, infused with subtle cocoa flavor, and boast the iconic red hue that will instantly put you in the festive spirit. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 15.25-ounce box red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Signature Perfectly Moist Red Velvet Flavored Cake Mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Combine the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, baking powder, and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. The dough may require a bit of effort to achieve a cookie dough texture.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Form tablespoon-sized dough balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they are evenly spaced.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are set.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for an additional 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.


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