Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies – How to make a crinkle cookie recipe using a red velvet cake mix, cream cheese, butter, egg, vanilla, & powdered sugar!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
When it comes to cookie recipes it’s hard to find one easier than the no-bake cookies… but even though you have to bake “cake mix cookies”… they’re still at the top of the “easy” category!
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Cake Mix Cookies with Butter
If you’ve ever heard of “gooey butter cake” the texture of this cookie is very similar. It has an ooey-gooey center with a SLIGHT “crisp” on the outside!
I can’t help but think it’s the butter that gives this cookie the texture that leaves so many asking, “What are those things!?” each time that I make them for a Christmas party!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Although I may refer to these as “cake mix cookies” they’re also sometimes called “crinkle cookies”. They’re called that because the cookies puff up while baking and develop little “crinkles” or “cracks” in the tops.
But no fear… once cooled, the cookies stay together and do not crumble!
Christmas Cookies Made with Cake Mix
Now, you can have these cookies ANY time of year. They’d especially be perfect for Valentine’s Day!
But it seems like so many are always looking for an easy cookie recipe around Christmas, so if you are… this is one for the job!
Easy Cake Mix Cookies
What I love so much about cake mix cookies is that I normally have all of the ingredients on hand to make them… and you probably do too!
I also love that cake mix cookies can be made using just about any flavor of cake mix that you have in the pantry!
Don’t have “red velvet” right now? No problemo! Add red velvet cake mix to your grocery list and use what you have on hand, using this same recipe, just substituting the cake mix flavor.
But for the sake of this post, I’m going to go ahead and show you the Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies that are full of deliciousness!
For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!
How to Make Red Velvet Cookies with a Cake Mix
First, preheat your oven to 350° degrees and make sure your butter and cream cheese is softened.
Next, in a mixing bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer.
Then, add in the egg and vanilla and mix until evenly combined.
Pour in the cake mix and (don’t worry if your red velvet cake mix looks brown… that’s normal. It will turn red when mixed).
Mix together until evenly combined.
Note: This red velvet cake mix can stain the heck out of what you’re wearing if it gets on you, so make sure to wear your apron!
Pour powdered sugar in a small dish.
Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop, scoop a spoonful of cookie dough and use your hands to roll the dough in to a ball.
Coat each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar and place them at least 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that’s covered in parchment paper. (Or greased cookie sheet.)
Bake the cookies at 350° for 12 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack to allow them to fully cool.
The ooey gooey center is AMAZING when eaten warm but I have to say… they’re still gooey in the middle when fully cooled and stay soft and delicious up to a few days after baking too!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 15.25 oz. box red velvet cake mix
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mix together cream cheese and butter until combined.
- Next, add in egg and vanilla in the mixing bowl and mix with butter/cream cheese mixture until combined.
- Add in the cake mix. (Optional: Refrigerate for 30 minutes for a dough that's easier to work with if desired.)
- Pour powdered sugar in to a small bowl for rolling.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool.
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