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Red velvet cake mix cookies are a 4 ingredient cookie recipe, that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes. These red velvet cookies are studded with white chocolate chips in each bite.
If you have a red velvet box cake, you can make these cookies! A great Christmas cookie recipe, Valentine’s day or even a quick dessert for any other time of the year.
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This red velvet cookies recipe is great for beginner cooks. If you are not great in the kitchen, this recipe is very forgiving and almost fool-proof.
Just don’t over bake the red cookies, or they will become dry.
Why This Recipe Works
Easy – 4 Ingredients you might already have on hand in your pantry is all it takes to make these cookies.
Budget Friendly – Need a dessert but on a tight budget? Give this cookie a try! A cake mix can be purchased for around a dollar on sale! The other supplies you might have on hand already!
Tasty – These white chocolate red velvet cookies are tasty! A fun dessert that delivers a soft and fluffy cookie texture.
I highly recommend using a cookie scoop, that way all your cookies are evenly shaped and bake up at the same time. Otherwise, you will find that the cookies bake up evenly.
But having the same size cookies, they all will bake up the same time, and be fluffy, light and done!
- Red Velvet Cake Mix – Any brand of cake mix works. I used a 15.25 oz box. I love using Betty Crocker, but reach for any brand. Or buy what is on sale.
- Egg – Large eggs are what I used when making these cookies.
- Oil – Canola or vegetable oil work well for this cookie recipe. I do not recommend olive oil.
- White Chocolate Chips – The white chocolate chips add a delicious sweetness to each bite. You can use milk chocolate chip or semi-sweet chips.
How to Make
Quick walk through on how to turn cake mix into cookies! The full direction for the recipe is in the printable recipe card below.
Step 2: Next, in a bowl you will add your red velvet cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix well until the mixture is combined. Mix up the red velvet cookie mix.
Step 3: Then you will fold in the white chocolate chips, and make sure it is incorporated. The batter will be thick.
Step 4: Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop and scoop the cookies on the tray, and bake as directed.
Step 5: Once cookies are done place on a cooling rack and let them cool down. Then store in an airtight container once fully cooled.
Once you shape your cookies and place on baking sheet, add a few extra white chocolate chips on top. So as the cookies bake, the white chips will show on the top. IT gives cookies an extra pretty look.
The cookies will puff up a bit and become slightly golden on the edges. Take a toothpick and stick in the center of cookie and see that no more wet batter shows on the toothpick.
You over-baked the cookies if your cookies are crunchy. The goal is to pull the cookies out before they are over-cooked. If they are crunchy you need to cook them for a shorter amount of time.
Red velvet is a mild chocolate flavor. You will find that it offers the bright red color that is well known. A red food coloring that is highly enhanced with acidic components for a bold red color.
Feel free to freeze any of the cookies you don’t plan to eat. Just freeze for 3-4 months in the freezer in an airtight container or bag. Thaw on the counter before you serve.
Tips and Variations To Recipe
- Flavor of Cake Mix – Any flavor of cake mix works! For this red velvet of course use red velvet. But you can use this recipe for any flavor of cake mix.
- Change up Chocolate Chips – Swap the white chips out with semi-sweet, milk, or leave them out.
- Mix-ins – Add in chopped candy bars, chopped up Andes mints, etc.
- Dip in White chocolate – Dip your cookies in a white chocolate that is melted with a teaspoon of shortening. This will help harden up the chocolate and give you a dipped cookie.
Here are more red velvet desserts to consider making!
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- 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix, 15.25 ounce
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then grease your baking sheet or line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a bowl you will add your cake mix, eggs, and oil.
- Mix well until combined, and then fold in your white chocolate chips.
- Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop and place cookie dough on baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the cookies are cooked.
- Place cookies on a cooling rack and allow them to cool.
- Store your red velvet cake mix cookies in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature. Or you can freeze the cookies.
Cake Mix - Use any brand or flavor of cake mix if you would like. 15.25 ounce box is what I used.
Chocolate Chips - Swap the white chocolate chips with other flavors like semi-sweet, or even milk chocolate.
Decorate Cookies - Add extra white chocolate chips on the cookies once on baking sheet to give it a nice look.
Canola or Vegetable oil work best for this cake mix cookie recipe.
Store the cookies in an airtight container or freeze them. Make sure the cookies are fully cooled before you store them, to prevent condensation from building on cookies.
Mix ins - Add in chopped candy, cut up Andes mints, etc. Feel free to have fun and create a cookie that fits what you are looking for.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.