Rich, delicious red velvet cake mix cookies with sweet, tangy cream cheese frosting? And minutes to make? Yes, please!
red velvet cake mix cookies
Whip up a batch of rich, soft red velvet cake mix cookies in minutes! You need only 3 ingredients! Cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs.
The cookies puff up soft and tender with a smooth flavor. Top with cream cheese frosting, powdered sugar, or add white chocolate chips.
If you love the flavor of red velvet, check out this red velvet fudge.
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Tools you’ll need to make red velvet cookies with cake mix
You will need two to three baking trays. The recipe makes 28 cookies, and you should be able to fit 14 on each tray. If you want extra room between the cookies, divide baking between three trays.
(If you do not have three, just be sure that the tray you are reusing is totally cool before adding cookie dough.)
A one tablespoon scoop, while optional, is fantastic for portioning cookies evenly.
I highly recommend lining baking trays with parchment paper.
While our recipes provide both the metric and non-metric amounts, a digital scale comes in handy with this recipe to divide the dough into four sections for four Jello colors.
I use an oven thermometer. (This is how I know my oven runs 25 degrees cold.)
You’ll of course need red velvet cake mix. I used the Betty Crocker Red Velvet Delights Cake Mix.
TIPS to make red velvet cake mix cookies
Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days. You may also freeze the cookies up to 3 months.
There is enough sugar in the frosting that they do not necessarily need to be refrigerated. I often refrigerate iced cookies, though, so the frosting firms.
A one-tablespoon scoop is handy for portioning your dough. For easy scooping, spray with cooking spray or rinse with water before scooping.
You do not need to press down the cookie ball before baking.
TOPPING WITH FROSTING
If you top with cream cheese frosting (recipe in recipe card), use an off-set spatula to spread on each cookies.
Alternatively, fill a disposable decorating bag, snip the tip, and pipe frosting on each cookie.
TOPPINGS for red velvet cookies from cake mix
You can eat your yummy red velvet cake mix cookies as is, or try these variations:
- Cream cheese frosting (recipe included in recipe card)
- Powdered sugar (roll in powdered sugar before baking)
- White chocolate chips (stir in 1 cup of white chocolate chips), such as I used to make strawberry cake mix cookies