Our Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are loaded with a mix of dark and white chocolate chips. Plus, our secret ingredient - red velvet cake mix - adds a fun red color! These deliciously soft puffy red velvet cookies make an amazing dessert that everyone loves.
Why Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Have you tried the cake mix cookies yet? These cookies and cream cookies are a favorite in our house.
A few months ago I changed it up and made these chocolate mint cookies. Whoa! Using a chocolate cake mix cookie reminded me of fried Oreos.
I love how quick and easy cookies from a cake mix are to make and bake. You could bake them right away, but I like to let the dough chill in my refrigerator for about 60 minutes. It helps the dough from spreading out too thin.
- Easy to Make. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a mixer.
- Fun to Customize. You can add just about any candy or cookie to make them different every single time.
- Soft and Chewy. The finished cookies stay soft for days!
My favorite way to eat these red velvet cookies is fresh out of the oven. The center is still so gooey and soft and just perfect. Plus, the chocolate is melty and delicious.
Just a few simple ingredients and some chocolate chips is all you need to make this red velvet cookie recipe.
- Red Velvet Cake Mix - You will only be using the dry powder in this cookie recipe.
- Butter - Set it out ahead of time, so it is soft and easy to mix in.
- Egg - Provides the moisture needed to create a soft cookie dough.
- Cream Cheese - This is the secret ingredient that gives cake mix cookies a soft and gooey texture.
- Baking Chips - A combination of Hershey's cream cheese chips and dark chocolate chips adds a delicious flavor to the red velvet cookies. You can also use white chocolate chips if you can't find the cream cheese chips
How to Make Red Velvet Cookies
You are going to love how easy it is to make these red velvet cake cookies. Mix up the dough, refrigerate, then bake. It's seriously that easy.
- Make the dough. Mix together the box of cake mix, butter, cream cheese, egg, and vanilla extract until a soft dough forms.
- Add your mix-ins. Gently stir in the white chips and chocolate chips. Save some of the baking chips for later. Do not over mix the dough.
- Refrigerate the dough. Place the bowl in the fridge and chill the cookie dough for at least 60 minutes.
- Roll and bake. Scoop the dough into 24 even balls, roll into a ball, and place 12 on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
BruCrew Tip: Press a few of the remaining chips onto the cookies while they are still hot. This will make them look like they came from a bakery.
The best thing about these red velvet cookies is that they stay soft for 5 days. I'm sure they would stay soft longer. But they just don't last long enough in our house for me to test that theory.
In the Refrigerator - Keep the cooled cookies in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature for 4-5 days.
In the Freezer - Once the cookies are cooled completely, layer them in a large freezer bag with parchment between the layers. Freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw on the counter when ready to serve.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to make the same size dough balls.
- Refrigerate the cake mix dough for at least 60 minutes before baking. This will keep the cookies from spreading too much. Plus, they will bake up soft and puffy.
- Save some baking chips to place on the tops of the cookies after they come out of the oven.
- Skip the chocolate chips and roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking to give them a pretty crackled look.
- Do not over bake! These cake mix cookies will look soft and under baked when you take them out of the oven. Just trust me, they will set up as they cool.
This red velvet cookie recipe makes 24 cookies. Need more cookies? You can also scoop the dough into 36 small dough balls and bake them for 9 minutes.
Yes, any cake mix will work for this cookie recipe. Use what you have or like.
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I was in charge of deserts for my DH labor day party at his work. After baking 72 cupcakes and 48 cookies, I was horrified to find out the cookies had turned to bricks. Luckily I found your recipe and whipped up a triple batch of these using Hershey's premier white chips creamy vanilla flavor. Everyone at his company loved these and they keep asking him to bring more of these cookies in. Thank you so much for a lovely recipe. Have a beautiful day.
I am so glad you found my recipe, and that they were a hit at the party! That's awesome to hear 🙂