Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Easy Red Velvet Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie swaps. You'll love the festive colors, and how easy they are to make!


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix, 18.25 ounces
  • 2 eggs, beaten, large


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together powdered sugar and cornstarch with a fork or small whisk. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, cake mix, and eggs by hand using a sturdy spoon. When combined, roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Roll balls in powdered sugar mixture and transfer to a baking sheet, about 12 per sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 1-2 minutes on baking sheet before moving to a  cooking rack. Store in airtight container.
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Adapted from Duncan Hines
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Author: Rachel Gurk
Source: Adapted from Duncan Hines
Recipe Yields: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cookies
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 55
Calories 189

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 174mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 19g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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And just how do you roll this sticky mess into balls?