Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: a delicious and easy cake mix cookie that’s rolled in some powdered sugar.  It’s an easy cookie recipe that only requires 4 ingredients!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mix cookies are a fun and simple recipe when you want something sweet to eat and you are short on time.  We aren’t strangers to cookie recipes using a cake mix. Some of our favorites are our funfetti cookies, strawberry cake mix cookies, and my personal favorite our lemon cake mix cookies.  These red velvet cookies are just as pretty as they are delicious. They are great for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day or just when your sweet tooth is calling. 🙂

Tips & FAQ’s

Can I freeze cake mix cookies?

Yes! Growing up my mom would make cake mix cookies and package one in a ziploc baggie, which was a fun and yummy lunch time dessert.  By the time it was time to eat lunch at school our cookie had thawed. 🙂 Be sure to let your cookies cool completely on the counter before you place them in the freezer.

My cookie dough is sticky, what can I do? 

Depending on the cake mix brand you use some batters can be a tad stickier than others.  If you cookie dough is too sticky to roll with your hands I like to use a fork to place it in the powdered sugar. Once it has a small amount of powdered sugar on them it’s typically much easier to roll them in your hands.  You can also refrigerate your cookie dough for 30 minutes which helps make them less sticky as well. 

How can I tell my cookie is done baking?

You definitely don’t want to over bake your cookies as just slightly under baking them is what gives them their soft insides. I typically bake mine for about 9-10 minutes but every oven varies.  Typically once they start cracking they are ready to come out of the oven. They will continue to bake while they cool on the baking sheet. If you want your cookies to be slightly flatter you can lightly press a glass on top as soon as the cookies come out of the oven.  

How to make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies:

  1. Mix together cake mix, canola oil and eggs.
  2. Mix until batter is moist and ingredients are blended.
  3. Shape dough into 1 inch balls or use a 1 inch cookie scoop.
  4. Roll in powdered sugar. 
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or just until centers are set.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Author Katie
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: a delicious and easy cake mix cookie that's rolled in some powdered sugar.  It's an easy cookie recipe that only requires 4 ingredients!
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs


  • Mix together canola oil, eggs, and cake mix.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls. (*see tips in post if dough is sticky)
  • Roll in powdered sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to crack.


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  1. 5 stars
    I made these cookies not that long ago. My kids absolutely adored them! I’m sure it helped that I added in a good amount of chocolate chunks…I mean…chocolate, right? These cookies are so insanely and perfectly easy. Just one bowl is all you need to turn out cookies everyone will love!

  2. 5 stars
    These are the easiest red velvet cake mix cookies ever! I love to make them and turn them into red velvet Oreos!

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