Everyone loves these easy red velvet cake mix cookies!

Make soft and chewy red velvet cookies using only 4 ingredients!

Perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, red velvet cake mix cookies need one bowl and one baking sheet!

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Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Fun and festive red velvet cookies are super easy to make (no mixer required).
  • You only need 4 ingredients for these quick and tasty cookies.
  • These distinctive cookies have a pretty crinkle top and are perfect for Valentines’ day!
  • Cake mix cookie recipes are the a fast way to make freshly baked cookies, perfect for when parties or bake sales.
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Ingredients for Red Velvet Cookies

Cake Mix – This recipe is made with red velvet cake mix, you’ll want to ensure you use a 15.25 oz box of cake mix. You can use other flavors to change this recipe up, try Funfetti or Devil’s Food cake!

Add-Ins – White chocolate chips add sweetness and color contrast to red velvet cookies. Any small candies, nuts or dried fruit can be mixed in at Step 2.

Variations – For a dramatic-looking red velvet cookie, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, sprinkles, or even a Hershey’s Kiss!

How to Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Make soft and chewy red velvet cookies using only 4 ingredients!

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Drop spoonfuls onto a parchemt lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake (per the recipe below).
  • Avoid overmixing the batter so the air stays in, creating a lighter, fluffier cookie.
  • For an extra soft cookie, chill the cookies on the baking sheet for about 20 minutes before baking. This keeps the cookies from spreading too much so they stay soft and chewy.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies with white chocolate chips

To make red velvet sandwich cookies, skip the chocolate chips and fill these cookies with our favorite cream cheese frosting.

How to Store Leftovers

To keep red velvet cake mix cookies fresh and moist, store them with a slice of bread in a covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Freeze cooled cookies on a baking sheet and then transfer them to a zippered bag. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.

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4 Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies come out perfectly soft and chewy every time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
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  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (15.25 oz size)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil with a spoon. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until they are set.
  • Cool for 3 minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



If desired, use a cookie scoop to get even sized cookies.
To keep cookies fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. 
You can change the this red velvet cookie recipe (and the taste) by changing the cake mix for other flavors. Ensure you use a 15.25 oz box). For a deeper color, red food coloring can be added.
Freeze any extras in an airtight bag for up to 4 months. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 161 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
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Red Velvet Cookies Originally published 2/2/2016


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  1. These are fabulous, and I love all the white chips in there, I just need to track down the minis, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them!