Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies with just three simple ingredients! Spread cream cheese frosting over top for the perfect Valentines Day cookies.
Make the perfect batch of Valentines Day cookies with this simple recipe
I want to be festive for Valentines Day, but the holiday always somehow sneaks up on me. Even if I only have one day to prepare, I know I can make these easy red velvet cake mix cookies!
Just mix a box of red velvet cake mix with oil and eggs. Chill the dough, roll into balls and bake!
This recipe takes less than 30 minutes of hands on effort! You are left with the perfect chewy and delicious red velvet cookies for Valentines Day.
Make them even more special by dyeing some cream cheese frosting pink and spreading it between two cookies. Serve these Valentines sandwich cookies to family and friends or pack them up as a small, sweet gift!
- Mixing bowls – large and small
- Liquid measuring cup
- Whisk and spatula
- Scoop for scooping dough balls
- Baking sheet and parchment paper
- Wire rack for cooling cookies
Use a short cut to make valentines day celebrations easier
I used cake mix to make this recipe super easy. Anyone with a box of cake mix, a bowl and an oven cake make these festive cookies and everyone else will think you slaved away all day.
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- Red velvet cake mix
- Neutral tasting oil
- Cream cheese frosting
- Red food coloring
The red from the red velvet cake mix is what makes these cookies perfect for valentines day. That said, you can use any kind of cake mix to make easy and delicious cake mix cookies.
Try a box of devils food cake mix and some extra chocolate chips to make rich and gooey chocolate cookies. You can still make them Valentine’s Day cookies by filling them with icing and rolling the sides of the icing in heart shaped sprinkles.
I used refined coconut oil for these red velvet cake cookies, but you can use any neutral oil. Most people use a standard vegetable oil like canola oil.
How to make red velvet cake mix cookies
Step 1: Mix and chill dough
To begin, whisk eggs and oil together in a large bowl. Then, open red velvet cake mix and add the cake mix to the mixing bowl.
Fold the cake mix into the eggs and oil until fully combined. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for one hour.
Step 2: Roll into dough balls and bake
Scoop out two tablespoons of dough for each cookie dough ball. Roll into a tight ball and then, if desired, roll each dough ball into sugar. The sugar adds a beautiful decorative exterior.
Place each dough ball on the baking sheet with lots of space between them. Bake at 325F for 12-14 minutes. You may need to bake these in more than one batch.
Step 3: Cool and add frosting
Remove the red velvet cookies from the oven and place them on a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
If desired, mix red food coloring into cream cheese frosting until you make a light pink icing. Spread icing between two cooled red velvet cake mix cookies to make cookie sandwiches and enjoy!
Storage and freezing
Store this red velvet cookie recipe in an airtight container on the counter for a few days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. I like to keep them on the fridge so that the cream cheese frosting does not melt out.
You can store the fully baked cookies or the unbaked cookie dough balls in the fridge for up to 3 months. If you freeze the unbaked dough balls, allow them to defrost until slightly soft on the counter. Then, bake according to instructions below.
Check out these other easy cookie recipes!
- Healthy Almond Joy Cookies
- M&M Sugar Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- No Bake Cookie Butter Oatmeal Cookies
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1 (15.25oz) box of red velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup neutral oil – coconut oil or vegetable oil
- Optional – 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Optional – 1 can cream cheese frosting
- Optional – red food coloring
- Whisk together eggs and oil. Pour cake mix into the bowl and fold in with a spatula.
- Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for one hour. Remove from the fridge and preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tbsp per cookie until you have 12 balls. Roll each into a tight ball. If desired, roll each ball in sugar.
- Place each cookie dough on a baking sheet with lots of space between them – cook in 2 batches if needed. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, mix food dye into icing to make pink icing. Spread icing between two cookies to make cookie sandwiches.