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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies


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These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect, delicious handheld treat for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. In fact, they are pretty easy to throw together, even if you have unexpected guests.

Everyone loves a delicious dessert. Especially if it is handheld.

red velvet cookies stacked on a white table with more cookies on a white plate in the background on a yellow cloth next to a glass of milk

These cookies are an amazing treat for everyone. Red velvet has quickly become a favorite flavor when it comes to cupcakes, but these cookies take that to a whole other level.

They are good for class parties on Valentine’s day, get togethers or just because you want cookies, any day of the week.

To make these cookies, we actually use a chocolate boxed cake mix. That makes the process easy to complete and has these yummy crinkle cookies ready and cooling in what seems like no time. In fact, these are so easy to put together, they are great to make with the kids.

red velvet cookies stacked on a white table with more cookies on a white plate in the background on a yellow cloth next to a glass of milk

Easy and delicious.

So, without further ado, lets get started making these yummy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.

What you Need to Make These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

This cookie recipe is almost fail-proof. It is easy to put together and doesn’t require too much in the way of fancy or hard to understand ingredients.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix – You can choose any brand that you want as long as it is chocolate.
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil – Make sure you choose to use canola or vegetable as it is what most boxed cake mixes require to bake.
  • 2 eggs – Do not omit this step. The eggs are important to the recipe.
  • ½ tsp red gel food coloring – This is what will give the cookies their beautiful colouring.
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar
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How to Make This Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe  

Step 1

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. This step is so important.

Step 2

Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium sized bowl. Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly.

a wooden spoon, a metal bowl with chocolate cake mix in it and an egg, bowl of sugar, an egg,  red gel food coloring, measuring spoon on a blue and white cloth on a white table

Step 3

Once the mixture has reached a dough-like consistency, add in your red gel food coloring and mix until it becomes fully tinted.

chocolate cake mix mixed with red gel food coloring in a metal bowl with beaters in it, next to a bowl of granulated sugar and confectioners sugar on a blue and white cloth on a white table

Step 4

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for half an hour.

Step 5

Remove the bowl from the fridge once cooled and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 6

Roll out the cookie dough into one-inch balls.

Step 7

Coat cookie dough balls with a thin layer of granulated sugar.

cookie dough in a metal bowl on a blue and white cloth on a white table next to a gold tray with cookie dough being shaped in a ball and dipped in a bowl of sugar

Step 8

Fully coat the dough balls by rolling them in powdered sugar.

a gold tray with cookie dough balls in it, one on the tray, and one in each of the bowls of sugar

Step 9

Place the cookie dough on the lined cookie sheet, making sure to place them at least 2 to 3 inches apart from one another.

Step 10

Bake cookies for 9 to 12 minutes, removing from the oven when finished. Allow them to cool completely.

Step 11

Eat them up!

red velvet cookies stacked on a white table with more cookies on a white plate in the background on a yellow cloth next to a glass of milk

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 18
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp red gel food coloring
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  • Once you achieve a dough-like consistency, add red gel food coloring. Mix until tinted completely.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls and coat with a thin layer of granulated sugar.
  • Follow by coating the cookie dough ball in powdered sugar.
  • Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 26IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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