These yummy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect dessert for any occasion. Tender and moist inside with a nice, crinkly and slightly crispy outside, you won’t be able to have just one.
Cake Mix Is For WAY More Than Cake!
Lately, cake mix recipes have gotten my attention. I’ve always considered cake mix good for, well, making cake, but it turns out that it can be a fantastic ingredient for all sorts of yummy ingredients! For instance, I recently made this Crack Cake Mix, that is incredible! Or these Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, which would be a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or a fun Birthday Party.
The fact is that Cake Mix is a great base ingredient for lots of things. But, in particular, I’ve had my eyes set on Cake Mix Cookies. Have you ever walked down the bakery aisle in your grocery store? There are SO MANY different types of cake mix. This means that everyone of those could be a fun, cool, cake mix cookie recipe!
So, for this venture, I thought I’d share this Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Recipe. You should try it too, you won’t be disappointed!
What Is A Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie?
Of course, what really makes red velvet is simply chocolate that is colored with red food coloring. So, it is simple and easy to make and takes just a handful of ingredients to mix together before you put them in the oven!
Does It Matter What Brand Of Cake Mix You Use?
Nope, you can use any brand of cake mix that your are comfortable with. Obviously, you want to use chocolate cake mix, as using another flavor wouldn’t make these red velvet cookies!
Are Cake Mix Cookies Too “Cakey”?
Is “cakey” even a word? But, nope, they aren’t! A lot of times, people will think that you were just able to make some super-soft cookies! Baking them in the oven in these small portions doesn’t let them get to a usual “cake” consistency.
Why Even Make Cake Mix For Cookies?
Well, first of all, they taste awesome! Secondly, they are SO quick and easy to make! You don’t have to mix together water, flour, butter, baking soda and all the other ingredients usually found in cookies! This recipe doesn’t even USE butter. So you won’t even need to soften it up!
Can I Add Mix-Ins To My Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies?
Absolutely! I think it would be a great idea to add white chocolate chips to make these a great Valentine’s Day Dessert. Or, you could add regular chocolate chips for a decadent treat! My son loves desserts with an obnoxious amount of chocolate in them! It could also be tasty to add some caramel chips in them too! For this version, I just kept them plain and sprinkled some granulated and powdered sugar on them. But the sky is the limit, try out something new and let me know how it works out!
This recipe yields about 16-20 cookies, but you can certainly double the ingredients if you need to feed more people.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies! Let me know how they turned out or if you’ve made any fun tweaks to the recipe!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- 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
- 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