Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe [4 Ingredients!]

This red velvet cake mix cookies recipe uses just four ingredients that you probably already have in your house, and they’re beautifully uncomplicated, too. Chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, these simple cake mix cookies will make an impression wherever you take them!

Here we see a stack of the finished red velvet cake mix cookies on a plate surrounded by the sprinkles used to top them! Imagine this: you have a holiday party fast approaching, but you’re not sure what to make. Whether it’s a party co-workers, or your family, or fellow parents, it’s an event where you really want to impress everyone…or at least make them smile! You spend so much time thinking about what to make that you wait until the last minute, and you need something simple and easy but delicious.

No judgement! It happens to the best of us. That’s where these red velvet cake mix cookies come in! Whip these up, add a bit of Christmas, holiday, or winter flair, and watch as they disappear at your next get-together! They would even be so perfect for Valentine’s Day as well. After all, that’s only a few months away. Just by changing up the sprinkles, you’ll have a whole different look without much more effort.

No more waiting, check out how to make these delicious desserts below!

Dry ingredients for red velvet cake mix cookies in a bowl ready to be mixed up!Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: Ingredients & Utensils


  • 1 box (15.25 oz) red velvet boxed cake mix – we used Duncan Hines, but any red velvet box mix will work
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of our Frost Bite Sprinkles or any of our Christmas sprinkles

Utensils & Other Items

  • Cookie sheets
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cookie dough scoop or tablespoon – we use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make them often
  • Spatula

red velvet cake mix cookies recipe stepsHow To Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set out cookie sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, eggs, and oil until smooth. Note that the mixture will be thick!
  3. Stir in sprinkles.
  4. Scoop the mixture onto the cookie sheets with a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon. The dough will be sticky, so to get a smooth cookie surface, let the dough set on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes, then smooth it down with your finger.
  5. Slightly pat down the top of the cookies.
  6. Add additional sprinkles to the top of the cookies.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until slightly firm but soft.
  8. Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Store cookies in an airtight container.

A top down view of the finished cake mix cookies laid out with their sprinkles on top looking delicious! Make these Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies For Holiday Parties

Because this recipe is so simple and versatile, you can have a lot of fun creating the most adorable little Christmas cookies for holiday get-togethers. You don’t have to use our Frost Bite Sprinkles to get into the winter spirit–in fact, here’s a few variations to inspire you this Christmas!

  • Big fan of Santa? Dip your cookies in white chocolate and top them with North Pole sprinkles mix. Candy cane sprinkles mix and Christmas stockings sprinkles mix are fun to use, too!
  • In some households, you can’t say “Christmas” without thinking of the Disney movie When you’re holding a party for kids (especially little girls!), use Snow Queen sprinkles or Frozen Heart sprinkles, white cake mix, and white frosting for Queen Elsa cookies, or switch out with Warm Hugs sprinkles for Olaf cookies!
  • If you’re feeling a bit tongue-in-cheek and live in a warmer climate, using this exact recipe with cactus candy sprinkles and dipped white chocolate should get a few laughs!
  • Silver and gold sugar pearls plus vanilla or angel food cake mix make gorgeous, elegant Christmas cookies.
  • All in all, you can use almost any cake mix or sprinkles for this recipe. Seriously! It will usually turn out just the same. If you don’t have what we suggest, or if you’re reading this post in another season…get creative, friends!
  • Guests heading home after a lovely holiday get-together? Slip a few cookies in a goodie bag for them. Color coordinate the bags with the cookies or your decor for a touch of style! We recommend red striped goodie bags for most red velvet cookies.

Here we see the finished recipe for cake mix cookies with a generous sprinkling of candy toppings as well.Other tips for these cake mix cookies

Though the recipe is simple, we still want to answer your questions. Here’s a few pointers!

  • No need to chill the dough with these cookies! These are thick all by themselves. You’ll see when you make the dough.
  • You can store these for about 5 days in an airtight container. Of course, they’re at their most scrumptious when you have them right away!
  • You can also freeze these cake mix cookies if you use a Ziploc bag.
  • White chocolate chips would be a great add to this easy recipe.
  • If you aren’t into sprinkles, you can roll these completely in powdered sugar for a crinkle version that you’ve come to love around Christmas.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Make Great Lunchbox Snacks

As the holiday season fast approaches (crazy how fast time flies, isn’t it?), we thought this would be a wonderful recipe to share with you all. The size is exactly enough for a lunchbox snack, sweet treat at work. They’re totally and completely perfect for any winter celebration, don’t you think? Please let us know how these cake mix cookies turned out for you once you make them! What sweets will you be adding to your version? What sprinkle mix did you add to make them truly unique to your event?

A top down shot of the finished cookies laid out in a pattern with their sprinkles. This recipe for cake mix cookies is easy and delicious! Love this red velvet cake mix cookies recipe? Check out other recipes!

Like us, we know you probably can’t get enough sweets in your life…so here’s a few more cake mix cookie recipes on our blog for you to try!

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