Quick and Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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I’ve got a delicious recipe for you today – red velvet cake mix cookies! These cookies are so easy to make, use just 3 ingredients, and they’re absolutely delicious. They’re perfect for parties, Christmas cookies, Valentine’s Day cookies or just as a sweet treat for yourself.

Cake mix cookies on a plate

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This recipe yields 24 delicious red velvet cookies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Since they are made with cake mix, they’re guaranteed to be light and fluffy. Such a quick and simple way to cure your red velvet cake cravings.

This cookie is one of my favorite variations of an old back-of-the-box recipe from a cake mix. Although red velvet is my favorite, you can use any cake flavor you like

cake mix, oil, and eggs in a bowl


Red Velvet Cake mix

Large eggs

Vegetable oil – you can substitute canola oil or cooled melted butter.

making red velvet cake mix cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with baking spray.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until everything is mixed well.
  4. Scoop cookies onto the cookie sheets.
  5. Shape them into cookie dough balls.
  6. Place them at least 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet, these need room to grow.
  7. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the centers no longer look wet.
  8. Allow the baked cookies to cool a few minutes then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Red Velvet cake mix cookies with various toppings and additional add ins


If you’re looking to add something extra to your red velvet cake mix cookies, add up to 1 cup of additions like semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, M&M’s, confetti sprinkles, or nuts. I haven’t found any variation of this cookie people didn’t love.

When adding chocolate chips or M&Ms, the add-ins may fall out of the dough while mixing. It’s OK, they will stay in the cookie once you roll the dough into balls.

All of the cookies I have made with add-ins have come out flatter, so don’t be surprised if yours do the same. I promise you, no one will complain, the flavor is the same.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are super easy to make with this dough, just roll your dough balls in powdered sugar prior to placing on the cookie sheet. Cook as directed.

Andes Candies on hot cookies


Andes Candies

Try topping hot-from-the-oven cake mix cookies with Andes Candies! You won’t regret that decision.

If using Andes candies or other chocolates as a frosting, top the cookies with those as soon as you take the cookies out of the oven so the chocolate can melt. When the chocolate has melted, use the back of a spoon to gently spread the chocolate.

Melted candy spread over cookies

Cream Cheese Frosting

While the cookies are cooling, make a small batch of cream cheese frosting by combining 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 4 tablespoons of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla in a bowl and mixing until incorporated. You may need to add a splash of milk.

Powdered Sugar

A light dusting of powdered sugar on cooled cookies is the easiest way to dress up your red velvet cake mix cookies. Make sure your cookies are completely cooled first or the sugar will be sticky.


Store these cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container. They are best when eaten within 7 to 10 days.



white chocolate chip red velvet cookies


Cake mix cookies sprinkled with sugar on a plate

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Make these red velvet cake mixture cookies for U.S. holiday cookie swaps and parties. These are simple to make ahead and go with any holiday dessert.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Beth Mueller


  • 1 package Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare 2 cookie sheets by covering with parchment paper or spraying with baking spray.
  • Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil to a mixing bowl. Add up to one cup of additions like chocolate chips or sprinkles now if using.
  • Stir until the ingredients become a dough ball.
  • Scoop the cookies out and place them onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Roll each scoop of dough into a ball.
  • Place the balls at least 3 inches apart.
  • Place the cookie sheets into the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies are done when the centers no longer look wet.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the baking sheets.


  • If using Andes Candies as a frosting, place unwrapped candies on the cookies while they are still hot. Once the chocolate has melted, use the back of a spoon to gently spread the melted chocolate around the cookies.
  • Any flavor of cake mix can be used for cake mix cookies. I’ve used chocolate, spice, butter, Funfetti, and white cake mixes. All of them are amazing.
  • You can add up to one cup of dried fruit, diced nuts, chocolate chips, or confetti sprinkles.
  • Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – roll dough balls in powdered sugar prior to baking.
  • Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting: Add 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 4 tablespoons of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla to a bowl and mix until incorporated. Add a teaspoon of milk if necessary.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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