These Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies only require 4 simple ingredients and are ready in less than 30 minutes. These cookies are the perfect easy treat for Valentine’s Day too!
Can I tell you a secret? I love to bake, but every now and then I am just not in the mood to spend a long time in the kitchen or I just don’t have time. So when I need a quick and simple dessert, I love to use a box of cake mix to whip up a batch of cookies. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that the cookies do not turn out cakey at all, they taste just like a regular cookie.
Every single time I make these no one has a clue they were made with a cake mix. And I’m totally okay with not telling my secret. Well, I guess I’m telling that secret now.
These cookies are as simple as mixing together a box of cake mix, some oil, a couple of eggs, and your favorite mix-ins in one bowl. I decided to use a red velvet cake mix in these cookies, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I really love Duncan Hines cake mixes for this recipe, the 16.5 ounce box is the perfect size. You can also mix in whatever you like into these cookies. I love white chocolate chips, but semi-sweet or dark chocolate would be delicious as well.
I’ve also found that there’s really no need to even chill the dough for these cookies. That’s right, these cookies bake up super thick without chilling the dough. And since they are made with oil, you don’t even have to wait for your butter to soften.
This recipe is so versatile, you can change up the flavor of cake mix and mix-ins to create your own version. Sometimes I’ll use a white cake mix and mix in some sprinkles or use a chocolate cake mix and use semi-sweet chocolate chips.
This cake mix cookie recipe is one of the most wonderful recipes to have on hand. It’s also perfect to make with kids!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 (16.5-ounce) box red velvet cake mix
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, oil, and eggs and mix until fully combined. Add in the white chocolate chips and fold into the dough until well combined. Scoop two tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, making sure to leave a little room between each one.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are set. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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