Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Incredibly soft and SO simple to make, these red velvet cake mix cookies use just 4 readily available ingredients and are ready in 20 minutes!

Great for Valentine’s Day, and SO simple and easy to make!  We love easy sweets like my Funfetti Cake Batter Dip, and Copycat Wendy’s Frosty.   This is one of my Desserts you’ll definitely want in your recipe box!

Red velvet cake mix cookies on cooling rack

CAKE MIX COOKIES

For years I was skeptical of baking cookies from cake mix.  I kept thinking they wouldn’t taste the same as cookies baked from scratch.

BUT, I finally tried it… and was blown away.  Y’all.  These taste SO good!  If I gave you one of these cookies, you’d never know they were made from a mix.

These cookies are so soft and tender, with a beautifully crackled and slightly crispy top.  And the best thing is that this recipe can be used with any cake mix for so many great flavor combinations!

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. Stir together cake mix, oil and eggs.  
  2. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes.
  4. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

Red velvet cake mix cookies on cooling racks

COOKING TIPS FOR CAKE MIX COOKIES

  • CAKE MIX – this recipe was created for a 15.25 oz box of cake mix.  I found several popular brands had boxes that size.  That being said, if the box is close in size, you can make the recipe as is – it’s pretty forgiving.
  • COOKIE SCOOP – I find using a cookie scoop (or old fashioned ice cream scoop) makes scooping the dough a breeze.  I’ve linked to the one I use down by the recipe.
  • EXTRA CHIPS – to make your cookies look even prettier, after scooping the dough onto the baking sheet, lightly press a couple extra chocolate chips on top.

stack of red velvet cake mix cookies

VARIATIONS OF THIS RECIPE

  • CAKE MIX W/ PUDDING – for an even softer cookie, use a cake mix that has pudding in it.  Betty Crocker is a popular brand like this.
  • DIFFERENT CAKE MIXES – this recipe works with any cake mix!  Chocolate, vanilla, Funfetti, Spice Cake, Lemon, Carrot Cake, Cherry Chip, Devils Food, Strawberry, etc.
  • DIFFERENT ADD-INS – try mixing it up with different add-ins!  Sprinkles, m&m’s, chopped candy bars, different chocolate chip flavors, peanut butter chips, toffee chips, peppermint chips, andes mints, etc.

These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are made using just 4 simple ingredients, and are on the cooling rack in 20 minutes - including prep time!  Great for Valentine's Day or when you need a quick dessert. #redvelvet #cakemix #cookies #baking #dessert #dessertrecipe #easyrecipe #valentinesday

MAKING RED VELVET COOKIES AHEAD OF TIME

These cookies are so easy, but you can even make them easier by mixing up the dough ahead of time and freezing it into individual balls.

That way when the baking mood strikes, all you have to do it pull out the pre-made dough and bake!

Bake as directed, adding an additional minute or two to the cook time.

FREEZING

You can also freeze baked cookies for up to 2 months.

STORAGE

Leftover cookies should be kept in an airtight container at room temperature and consumed within 5 days.

Dipping cake mix cookies in milk

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR THIS RECIPE

  • Cookie Scoopthis model holds 2 tbsp of dough.
  • Baking Sheets – I love the large size and how sturdy these pans are.
  • Parchment Paper – no cutting required, these sheets fit perfectly in the baking sheets above.

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These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are made using just 4 simple ingredients, and are on the cooling rack in 20 minutes - including prep time!  Great for Valentine's Day or when you need a quick dessert. #redvelvet #cakemix #cookies #baking #dessert #dessertrecipe #easyrecipe #valentinesday

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

The easiest cookie recipe you'll ever make!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 11 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 329
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz box red velvet cake mix (I tested with Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs using a rubber spatula. Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be fairly stiff and have a slightly sticky consistency.
  • Lightly spray a 1.5 - 2 Tbsp cookie scoop with cooking spray (this helps the dough release from the scoop). Scoop batter onto prepared baking sheets, about 2-3 inches apart.
  • Bake 11-12 minutes. Cookies will look soft and not quite done in the center when you take them out. Don't worry, they'll keep cooking while on the baking sheet.
  • Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are made using just 4 simple ingredients, and are on the cooling rack in 20 minutes - including prep time!  Great for Valentine's Day or when you need a quick dessert. #redvelvet #cakemix #cookies #baking #dessert #dessertrecipe #easyrecipe #valentinesday

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7 comments on “Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. Perfect for Valentine’s Day and no one will know that they only took 20 minutes with minimal ingredients. Sign me up!

  2. I can’t wait to bake these tonight! I have all the ingredients already in my pantry and I love how they come together so quickly. My daughter is going to love helping!

  3. Wow these look so soft and tender! I would love to bake these for my family on Valentine’s Day!

  4. These cookies are absolute perfection! Love how easy they are!

  5. I love cake mix cookies, and these are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  6. What a great dessert for Valentine’s Day! These will make great gifts for loved ones too; such a perfect cookie!

  7. These cookies sound delicious! Dangerously good…