These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are soft, chewy & filled with white chocolate chips. There’s only 4 ingredients and they’re the perfect easy red velvet cookie for Christmas or Valentine’s!
I’ve made a lot of red velvet recipes and shared them on the blog – but today I’m making the easiest, most fail proof recipe ever – red velvet cake mix cookies. You can make a batch in under 30 minutes and you only need 4 ingredients. They turn out soft, chewy, and a little gooey with a delicious red velvet flavor and tons of chocolate chips.
Everyone loves red velvet – but getting the perfect red velvet flavor can actually be pretty daunting. You need that mellow hint of chocolate, slight tanginess, and beautiful bright red color. Perfect red velvet recipes can actually be pretty tricky, because if you get things even a little off you can end up with a really bland baked good or a pretty ugly red color.
And that’s why these red velvet cake mix cookies are the perfect option. You end up with a delicious red velvet flavor, tons of white chocolate, and a beautiful bright red color every time because we’ve taken all the guess work out it.
Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix
For this recipe – all we’re using is butter, eggs, cake mix and chocolate chips. I tried the recipe with using oil too, but I found the texture was better and more “cookie like” using melted butter. Here’s what to do:
- In a large bowl beat together the melted butter, cake mix and eggs.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into balls (I like to use a cookie scoop), and place 2 inches apart on a lined cookie sheet.
- Place a few extra chocolate chips on the top of each cookie, then bake in the preheated oven.
When they’re done the top should look just set, but you don’t want to bake them much longer than that or they won’t be as soft. If you find that your cookies spread too thin, just pop the dough in the fridge for 15-30 minutes before baking
Some brands of cake mix are 15oz and some brands are 18oz. If your box is 15oz I’d use 1/2 cup melted butter and if your box is 18oz I’d use 2/3 cups of melted butter. You can use 2 eggs either way. My only recommendation with your cake mix is to choose a brand that you enjoy and have had before.
If you feel the color isn’t quite red enough for you, you can always add in a couple drops of red food coloring too.
I used white chocolate chips for these cake mix red velvet cookies, but feel free to use whatever variety you prefer.
These red velvet cookies are soft, chewy & seriously easy to make. For more red velvet recipes, try these other favorites:
- Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch
- Red Velvet Cake
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- 1 18 oz box red velvet cake mix*
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter , melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees & line cookie sheets with parchment paper
Beat together the cake mix, melted butter & eggs until smooth.
Mix in the chocolate chips. I like to mix in 3/4 cups & reserve the rest for placing on top of each cookie.
Form into balls about 1 - 1.5 tablespoons in size and place 2 inches apart on a lined cookie sheet.
Optionally dot the top of each cookie with a few extra chocolate chips.
Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the tops look set.
Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
*If your box of cake mix is 15oz, I recommend using 1/3 cup melted butter instead.