Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are easy and delicious. The deep, rich flavor of red velvet takes on a new twist in a crispy but soft centered cookie.
One of our favorite things is to take one thing and make it into something else. To change things up or reinvent leftovers to keep things interesting. Take a look at some great examples like this TACO SQUASH CASSEROLE or our CHICKEN PARMESAN SOUP, just to wet your whistle!
Red Velvet Cookies made with a cake mix?
I know what you are thinking. Is this cheating? Well, NO. You see, a boxed cake mix is for cake. The dry ingredients in a boxed cake mix can be modified to make lots of stuff. One great example of this is our PINKIE BROWNIES.
If you think calling a boxed cake mix home made is blasphemy then I have to disagree with you. Unless you grew the wheat and milled the flour, any dry good you use for “scratch” recipes is NOT home made. Just a little food for thought.
How to Make Them
These cookies are AMAZING! Crunchy on the outside, creamy goodness on the inside. The confectioners sugar is just the right touch of sweet to add to the deep red velvet flavor. So, step INTO the box and try these wonderful easy Red Velvet cookies!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- ½ cup confectioners or powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well. Add in Red Velvet cake mix in 2 small batches and mix well until all incorporated.
Scoop out tablespoon size amounts of dough and shape into small balls. Roll Balls in confectioners sugar to coat. Place on a greased sheet pan or a sheet pan fitted with parchment.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with a little more confectioners sugar. Yield: about 3 dozen cookies.
Yes! I love these same ones using a lemon cake mix. Everything else is the same and makes a really delicious cookie.
There are endless possibilities. You can make milkshakes, donuts, blondies, waffles, rice Krispy treats, you name it. The web is full of really great ideas.
Make sure your cream cheese and butter were not melted and only soft. Often, when mixes like this turn out runny it is because those things are too soft. If you run into this, a quick way to remedy it is to add one tablespoon at a time of self rising flour until it thickens a bit.
While I love to cook from scratch sometimes, we just need something easy. This is also an excellent recipe to cook with your kids. It will be a fun way to celebrate cooking together and also without overwhelming them with a ton of ingredients. The path to having kids who grow up to be adults who love to cook starts with recipes like this.
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- • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- • ½ cup butter, softened
- • 1 egg
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla
- • 1 box red velvet cake mix
- • ½ cup confectioners or powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and mix
well. Add in Red Velvet cake mix in 2 small batches and mix well until all
- · Scoop out tablespoon size amounts of dough and shape into small balls. Roll Balls in confectioners
sugar to coat. Place on a greased sheet pan or one with parchment.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with a little more confectioners sugar.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 63mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 7gProtein 2g
**Nutritional Values are estimates only