Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix are easy to make, chewy, and only need 3 ingredients! You will fall in love with these tasty cookies!
I love easy cookies and that’s exactly what these red velvet cake cookies are.
I am a fan of not only making cakes using doctored cake mix recipes, but cookies as well. No shame!
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- Chocolate M&M Valentine Cookies
- Valentine Cupcakes
- Gingerbread Cookies (cake mix cookie!)
- Lemon Cookies (cake mix cookie!)
- Carrot Cake Cookies (cake mix cookie!)
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars
Using red velvet cake mix makes these cookies not only extremely easy (we are talking 3 ingredients people!) but soft and chewy and oh so perfect!
Pair that with my cream cheese frosting that I use on things like pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin bread- and you have a knock-out combination!
So- let’s make these Red Velvet Cookies!
How to make Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix?
- Melt your butter
- Add butter, cake mix, and eggs in a bowl and mix until combined.
- Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
- Top with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!
How to get nice round cookies?
The batter is super sticky and makes it hard to roll into nice even balls. To get perfect round cookies scoop the dough out onto the cookie sheet and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
This will make the dough less sticky and you will be able to re-roll the scoops to form a nice ball.
As you can see in the pictures below smoothing out the cookie dough does make a difference but not a huge one- so you decide if you want to take the few extra minutes to complete the step!
Below- cookie dough left unrounded before and after baking.
Below- cookies that were smoothed out before and after being baked.
How to store red velvet cookies with cake mix:
Store cookies (whether frosted or not) in an airtight container. They will last for a week if so!
How to get a nice amount of frosting on each?
You can spoon the frosting onto each and then smooth out with an offset spatula or butter knife, or stick the frosting in a ziploc baggie or piping bag, cut of the corner or tip and pipe on a nice even layer.
Then I like to smooth it out with a butter knife or offset spatula.
How cute are these Red Velvet cookies that I decorated for Valentine’s Day!
How do you pipe a heart with the frosting if you want them for Valentine’s day?
Simply place your frosting in a piping bag or a ziploc baggie, cut off the tip/or corner (no piping tip required) and pipe one half of the heart, then the other, and then fill in the rest!
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
I wouldn’t advise doing that. It would be hard to freeze the dough in individual balls since the batter is pretty sticky to begin with. Thankfully the cookies come together really quickly so it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle to make them fresh!
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Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup butter melted
Cream Cheese Frosting- optional
- ½ cup butter slightly softened but still cold cut into chunks
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 tbs heavy cream
- Pinch of salt
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- Sprinkles- optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the red velvet cake mix, eggs, and melted butter.1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix, 2 eggs, ⅓ cup butter
- Scoop out cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheet. For perfect round cookies see notes below. *
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- While baking whip up the cream cheese frosting. Combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and cream until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla, heavy cream, and salt and whip on high for a few minutes. Then mix in the powdered sugar one cup at a time.½ cup butter slightly softened but still cold, 4 oz cream cheese, 2 teaspoon vanilla, 5 tbs heavy cream, Pinch of salt, 5 cups powdered sugar, Sprinkles- optional
- Top the cookies with frosting and enjoy!
- * The batter is super sticky and makes it hard to roll into nice even balls. To get perfect round cookies scoop the dough out onto the cookie sheet and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
- This will make the dough less sticky and you will be able to re-roll the scoops to form a nice ball. But this step isn't necessary unless you want perfection- otherwise they will still be 90% round and still delicious!
Post updated on 12/20/2020
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