These red velvet cake mix cookies are super quick and easy to make because they are made with only 4 ingredients and require no chill time! They are thick and chewy and are studded with white chocolate chips. Perfect to make for Valentines day or any day you want an easy cookie recipe!
As a professional baker, I dont tend to make many desserts from a box. BUT I also believe there is no shame in taking shortcuts in the kitchen when you need to! These red velvet cake mix cookies are, you guessed it, made with a cake mix from a box!
These are thick and chewy cookies, not soft or crispy like some other homemade cookie recipes of mine. But that means the insides are ooey and gooey. Plus I loaded them up with white chocolate chips which adds some sweetness, texture, and color!
The recipe is SUPER easy to make, and my favorite thing about it is that it requires no chill time like a lot of other cookies do. You can basically have these ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!
If you love the red velvet and cream cheese frosting combo you can make this cream cheese frosting and sandwich it between these cookies!
Things to love about this recipe
- You only need 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make these!
- They are a no chill cookie.
- They are thick and chewy with a gooey inside.
Ingredients you need
- Red Velvet Cake Mix– You need a 15.25 oz box from either Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker. Some other cake mix can be larger so make sure you get the right size.
- Eggs– Eggs should be at room temperature for best results.
- Vegetable Oil– Vegetable oil helps create a creamy cookie batter.
- White Chocolate Chips– You can use any kind of chocolate but I like the taste and contrast of white chocolate in this recipe.
How to make red velvet cake mix cookies
First things first you are NOT following the directions on the box! You do not need to add what the instructions say on the box and the ingredients listed here. Rather you will ONLY use the actual cake mix and follow this recipe below.
Prepare for baking- Preheat the oven to 350° F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Combine ingredients- In a medium sized bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix well with a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula or use a stand or hand mixer on medium speed. The mixture will become harder to mix so a sturdy wooden spoon works really well.
Add chocolate- Add the white chocolate chips to the cookie dough batter and mix again. I use my hands at this point to mix because the batter is so thick.
Scoop and Bake– Using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookies and line them up on the cookie sheets about 1-2 inches apart. Lightly press them down to flatten them just a bit! They don’t spread too much so you can bake a little more per sheet than usual.
Cool– Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes on the sheet and then transfer them over to cool completely on a wire rack.
How to make cookies with any cake mix
All you need to do to any cake mix is to add oil and eggs and tada! It turns into a cookie dough. Make sure you are using the 15.25 oz size though. If you are using a larger cake mix box then you will need some more oil to turn it into a cookie dough.
Storing and freezing instructions
Storing- Store the cookies in a zip top bag or airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Freezing- To freeze, cool the cookies completely, then place them in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
You can also make these ahead and freeze the red velvet cookie dough. Follow the recipe up until baking. Place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until solid, about 2 hours. Then transfer the cookie dough to a zip tog bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven and bake for an extra minute.
- The dough is very thick and can be tough to mix together. Don’t be afraid to use your hands!
- I like to make the cookies a little flatter by pressing down on the cookies lightly before baking.
- Use other chocolate chips together with the white for a different flavor.
Do I need to follow the instructions on the box? Nope! Disregard those completely. You only need the dry mix for this recipe.
Is cake mix the same as cookie mix? No cake mix like Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker is usually to make an actual cake. Cookie mix is used to make cookies. This recipe uses a cake mix to actually make cookies!
Quick Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 15.25 oz Red velvet cake mix Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker
- 2 eggs large
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine the cake mix, 2 eggs, and the 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp vegetable oil.
- Mix with a sturdy spatula, wooden spoon, or in a stand or hand mixer on low- medium speed until the dough comes together. The dough will be very thick.
- Add the 1 cup white chocolate chips. You may need to use your hands to mix because of the thick cookie dough.
- Scoop the dough using either a regular size ice cream scoop for larger cookie or a 1 tbsp cookie scoop for smaller cookies. Line the cookies on the baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake larger cookies for 9-10 minutes, and smaller cookie for 7-8 cookies.
- Cool on the pan for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.