Red Velvet Cookies From Cake Mix

These no-fuss, no-muss easy red velvet cookies from cake mix are so handy when you need a quick snack or delicious dessert! The end result is a big batch of beautiful, perfectly shaped chewy red velvet cookies studded with white chocolate.

Easiest Red Velvet Cookies From Cake Mix

I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing you are probably a lot like me. Once this time of year rolls around, we imagine ourselves in the kitchen each day, whipping up cakes, cookies, and all manner of holiday confections for our loved ones, neighbors, and friends. In my imagination, I’m always wearing a big old smile as my family looks on adoringly in appreciation of how I do all of these wonderful things to make this time of year even more memorable.

And then you realize how messy the kitchen is already and how quickly you can fill up a sink with dirty dishes, how very tired you are after working all day, shuttling the kids to activities, and juggling housework on top of it all. I’m lucky if I get a few evenings of recreational cooking in, but any dreams of weeks filled with baking nights go out the door as fast as those crazy times when I up and decide that I’m going to be a get organized

And that is where these red velvet cookies from cake mix come in! No-fuss, no-muss, and you end up with big, beautiful, perfectly shaped chewy red velvet cookies studded with white chocolate. Thankfully, all it takes is just four ingredients, one dirty bowl, five minutes, and a couple of baking sheets. This red velvet cookie recipe is complete in under 30 minutes. THAT makes my days merrier!

Pay attention and don’t blink because these are made so fast you’re liable to miss it if ya do!

Ingredients for Easiest Red Velvet Cookies From Cake Mix.

Recipe Ingredients

  • A box of red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make Red Velvet Cookies From Cake Mix

Place cake mix, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl.

Place the boxed cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl. 

Mix cake batter until blended.

Mix with an electric mixer until blended.

Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Place balls of cookie dough on ungreased baking sheets.

Scoop your cookie dough out into slightly smaller than golf ball-sized balls onto an ungreased baking sheet. You can simply use a spoon or a cookie scoop.

Bake these at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom edges. 

Red Velvet Cookies From Cake Mix

Let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the cookie sheets.

Look how pretty!

Easiest Red Velvet Cookies

Enjoy your delicious red velvet cake cookies!  


Store your cake mix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the raw cookie dough or the baked cookies as well. Thaw at room temperature before devouring!

Recipe Notes

  • Some people refer to this as red velvet cookie cake mix. The Duncan Hines cake mix pictured is the same and this recipe works with any cake mix. I especially like chocolate and red velvet.
  • Instead of white chocolate chips, you can use semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips instead.
  • Adapt this recipe to make any kind of cookies. For example, use a chocolate cake mix and white chocolate chips, or a vanilla cake mix with sprinkles.
  • Another option is to roll the cookie dough balls in granulated sugar or powdered sugar before baking.
  • Make a red velvet cookie sandwich by adding our homemade cream cheese frosting between two cookies. Red velvet sandwich cookies? YUM.
  • If the cookie dough/cake batter is too sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then it should be good to go!

Check out these other red velvet recipes:

Mini Red Velvet Cakes

Phenomenal Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Cookies

When you need a quick dessert, make a batch of these easy and chewy red velvet cookies from cake mix, studded with white chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, redvelvet
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix I use Duncan Hines
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips I use Toll House, they're very good


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix with an electric mixer until well blended. Stir in the white chocolate morsels.
    1 box red velvet cake mix, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup white chocolate chips, 2 eggs
  • Spoon cookie dough balls (a little smaller than golf ball size) onto ungreased cookie sheets using a spoon or cookie scoop.
  • Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges. Allow them to cool completely before removing them from the cookie sheet.


Calories: 250kcal
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    1. I’ve been using basically this same recipe for 20+ years to make chocolate chip cookies, but i use yellow cake mix and chocolate chips (instead of red velvet and white chocolate chips)… i use a stick of melted butter, so that’s, what, 4oz? i’ve made it with two eggs, one egg, and once i forgot to put an egg in altogether and even those turned out ok, a little crumbly but ok.


  1. I usually don’t like to make cookies, but this recipe is so easy, with so few ingredients, I am going to give this one a try this Thanksgiving. Thanks, Christy, another time saving recipe.

  2. I have been following you for several years now. I just love your recipes. My granddaughter loves to cook and bake with her Nana. Thank you for having such simple easy recipes that my granddaughter can basically fix herself.

  3. Christy… The cookies look real yummy. Are they soft and chewy or crispy? My family has a preference; they’re so darn picky. 🙂

  4. These cookies look tasty. The REAL treat is that this is the funniest recipe I have ever read. I laughed out loud – and agreed with every word!! Thanks for a two-fer. A great recipe and a great read.

  5. Yes, a math explanation I can understand and agree with! Just keep those tick marks. That’s what I do. And why I don’t help my son with math homework — that’s his math whiz dad’s job.

    Plus, cookies as a math reward! Can’t wait to try these.

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