These easy red velvet cookies start with a cake mix and are loaded with white chocolate chips. A simple yet impressive cookie that yields fabulous results!

This 4 ingredient red velvet cookie recipe is now my go-to for a quick treat. It tastes just minutes to make and everyone goes crazy for them! No one will ever guess that this recipe uses a cake mix.

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Red Velvet Cookies on a serving plate.

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy treat without spending hours in the kitchen. These red velvet cookies couldn’t be any easier to make, they’re an eye catching dessert that everyone goes crazy over! And it all starts with a red velvet cake mix.

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips on a cooling rack.

How to make red velvet cookies

For this recipe you’ll need a red velvet cake mix, eggs, oil and white chocolate chips. That’s it! Look for a cake mix that has pudding in it for the best results.

The bonus of using a cake mix is that you don’t have to mess around with red food coloring, it’s all included right there for you. The ingredients form a stiff dough that can easily be formed into balls, which means the cookies come out perfectly round.

I chill the dough before I start forming the balls just to make sure they won’t spread too much in the oven; about 20 minutes in the freezer will do the trick. After the cookies come out the oven, the hardest part is waiting for them to cool so you can get to enjoying them.

A stack of red velvet cookies on a plate.

I actually think these red velvet cake mix cookies make a great holiday cookie because of their vibrant red color, but really, you can serve them all year round. It’s hard to eat just one of these guys, because who can resist red velvet? Not me!

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5 from 10 votes

Red Velvet Cookies

AuthorSara Welch
Red Velvet Cookies
These easy red velvet cookies start with a cake mix and are loaded with white chocolate chips. A simple yet impressive cookie that yields fabulous results!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 18


  • 1 15.25 ounce box red velvet cake mix look for the type with pudding in the batter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil and eggs until a dough forms. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bowl and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball; place on the sheet pan. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, spacing each cookie 2 inches apart. You will need to bake the cookies in batches.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges of cookies are set. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat the process with the remaining cookie dough.
  • Cool cookies completely then serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  1. Recipe adapted from Just a Taste.
  2. These cookies freeze beautifully if you're looking for a make ahead treat!


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe, definitely will try to make these. Do you think you could use other cake mixes and have the same results for making cookies?

  2. These looks really good. Do you think you could make a smaller cookie using only one tablespoon of dough per cookie? How much would you adjust the cooking time?

      1. 5 stars
        thank you for the quick response. I made these today with a tablespoon of dough and got 35 cookies. 8 minutes in my oven and they were done. They turned out great. thanks for the recipe.

  3. I’ve never been a huge fan of red velvet cake, but I would definitely be willing to try the cookies. I love how pretty they turned out!

  4. This doesn’t look like it’s from a cookie mix, it looks like it was made from scratch! I think it’s convenient to use a cookie mix for red velvet cookie recipes because it definitely takes out the messy part of the prep! These are a must try! It looks so delish!

  5. These cookies are gorgeous! I love the red hue and contrast of the white chips. I bet they are yummy too!

  6. 5 stars
    They look absolutely delicious! I am not very confident when it comes to baking cookies and cakes but your recipe is easy to follow so I will try my best to make this myself .

  7. Red velvet is my favorite! My wedding cake was red velvet! I didn’t even realize you could make red velvet cookies. What a fantastic idea for the holidays.

  8. I have a box of red velvet cake mix in my pantry. I am going to make these cookies for a party I have next weekend.

  9. Red velvet is one my favorite flavors during this season! There’s just something so festive about it! I think this is awesome, and using a cake mix definitely makes it easier for all of us!

  10. My son would love these. He is a sucker for anything red velvet flavored! Red velvet cake is his favorite dessert.

  11. Those look so perfect! I love the red velvet all year round, but hadn’t considered how perfect it would be for Christmas! Got to wrap some up with green ribbon for the neighbors.

  12. 5 stars
    Hands up I love a good red velvet cake, but I have never had it as a cookie and this is something I definitely need to change as they look and sound delicious.

  13. 5 stars
    You had me at starts with a cake mix, but these cookies truly look fantastic! I have been exceptionally busy this year, but still want to bake. Now I have the perfect solution!

  14. 5 stars
    I can’t think of anything red velvet that I don’t like. Adding white chocolate chips makes me want to make these!

  15. 5 stars
    I love red velvet cake, so this should be a huge hit as well! I will admit, I’ve never had anything red velvet with white chocolate chips! That’s definitely a winner!