Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

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

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Red Velvet Cookies. Red Velvet Cake. Red velvet cupcakes.

Red velvet cheese balls, dips, hot cocoas, or even this red velvet cheesecake brownies recipe. The possibilities are endless.

Red Velvet POPCORN? Why… yes please! Red velvet is delicious, fun and so festive, no matter the season.

Although red velvet is traditionally associated with Valentine’s Day, I think these cookies would be great during the winter holidays too, with their deep, rich red color. 

Who am I kidding; these would be great any day of the year. Thursdays should be festive too, no?  

And we don’t want to leave Mondays out. Goodness knows Mondays could use a little festivity. 

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The biggest bonus about these cookies is that they are insanely easy to make. As a busy mom, easy recipes are of utmost importance. These red velvet cookies start with a box of red velvet cake.

With a few additional ingredients, you have cookies. Soft, chewy, pillowy cookies.  I had to give most of these away so that I wouldn’t eat them all. 

And aren’t they pretty? I think they would look great in a clear cellophane bag wrapped up as a present for someone.

Or offered up at a bake sale. Who could resist these gorgeous cookies? You’d be the numero uno fund raiser. 

Craving more cookies? Don’t miss this funfetti cookies recipe or these chewy M&M Cookies. And everyone should have breakfast cookies at least once in their life.

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Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

    18 Servings


  • 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.
Source: Adapted from Duncan Hines
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.
Rachel Gurk

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Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.

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