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Cake Mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Cake mix red velvet crinkle cookies are so easy to make, and pretty! Just 4 ingredients makes this cheap cake mix recipe for dessert. Make for Valentine’s Day or just because on the weekend.

Cake Mix Valentines Day Cookies

This fun red velvet cookie recipe is super simple. You can in fact use any box you want, with any flavor to make these crinkle cookies. These are fun though if it’s the holidays and you want something red, but once you get the hang of it you can go way beyond these year round. (affiliate links present)

Cake Mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

We are going to go with the flavor though for this go around. You just grab a box at the store, or online, and fold in the other ingredients. What makes this type special is the look of them. The cracks and crinkly look to them is just because of the powdered sugar. That’s it.

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The process is the same for brownie crinkle cookies and the like. If you used white that would be an easy way to color as you like, several different ways. I mean you could make these, then another batch with white cake mix, cut it in half and color half of the batter with blue. Red, white and blue treat!

Cake Mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix

If you live in a smaller city you may not have seen this type before. There is a link below to buy it online and have it delivered to your door! Same goes for lemon crinkle cookies. We made these during the summertime with that flavor but later that year it was hard to find. BUT I found it online. 😉

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix red velvet type, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines have them
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • Optional
    • a drop of red food coloring for a real deep red to them

Biggest tips I have for you is to make them the same size and you want to firm up the dough a bit before you roll. Using a small size cookie scoop does a great job at making sure they are uniform. This is important so they bake evenly at the same rate and some don’t get too brown while others are still raw.

If you try to roll them at room temperature, before allowing them to cool in the fridge for half an hour, they will be gooey and super sticky. They’re much easier to handle if you give them some time to chill believe me. Don’t leave them in for much longer than an hour though or they are too hard.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix

Red Velvet Cookies

Make it easier on yourself with some non stick spray or parchment is even easier in the end. That way you can lift the whole thing off on to a cooling rack especially if you need to use the same pan over and over again for more batches. Set your rack to the middle and only use that one. I don’t like using two at the same time as they bake unevenly.

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl mix the red velvet cake mix, oil, and eggs together until well blended.
  • The cookie dough will be thick and sticky.
    • You could integrate mini chocolate chips or make into Sprinkle Cookies with those integrated too
  • Scoop the dough out in 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls.
  • After the dough is mixed, place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to help stiffen it and make the dough easier to work with.
  • Then, roll in powdered sugar the cookie dough forms and coat all sides.
  • Place the balls on the baking prepared sheet approximately 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until the cookies are set on the edges and crinkled across the top.
  • Do NOT over-bake or they will dry out.
  • Allow them to rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you skip the step of allowing them to cool on the sheet they will be looser than you’d like. They need a bit of time to firm up and continue cooking on the hot pan before handling. I am a big one on not over-baking anything. A dried out cookie is just a huge bummer. If you instead remove them once the outer rim is firmed and the middle isn’t wet they are perfect.

Red Velvet Cookies

Cake Mix Valentines Day Cookies

Since this flavor is already red you are set for a few holidays. Valentine’s is a great time to make these of course but they make perfect Christmas cookies too. You could make two batches then, one like this and another with white cake mix with some green food coloring to it. Once you get the hang of how it is done you can use any flavor you like.

Velvet cake mix crinkle cookies are the bomb y’all. Look so pretty and kinda’ fancy though you will know just how simple they are. If you do have leftovers they save quite well if stored properly. You never want to put them into the fridge, it will ruin them and make them super hard. Instead put into a freezer bag and suck the air out.

Store on the countertop for up to 3 days ideally and remove one at a time sealing again after each go around. You can heat them for 15 seconds in the microwave if you want to soften them back up just a touch or enjoy as is. This is when you will enjoy the fact that they were a tad underbaked at the beginning, then they will last longer soft!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Cake mix red velvet crinkle cookies are so easy to make, and pretty! Just 4 ingredients makes this cheap cake mix recipe for dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, cookies, red velvet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 92kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl mix the red velvet cake mix, oil, and eggs together until well blended.
  • The cookie dough will be thick and sticky. After the dough is mixed, place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to help stiffen it and make the dough easier to work with.
  • Scoop the dough out in 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls. Then, place the cookie dough balls in the powdered sugar and coat all sides.
  • Place the balls on the baking prepared sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until the cookies are set on the edges and crinkled across the top. Do NOT over-bake or they will dry out.
  • Allow them to rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Notes: After the dough is mixed, place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to help stiffen it and make the dough easier to work with.)

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Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anjali

Thursday 9th of November 2023

I had no idea you could make such perfect cookies from cake mix! These turned out great - soft, chewy and sweet!

Tayler

Thursday 9th of November 2023

I LOVE that these were made with cake mix! My kids loved them and so did I!

Nikki

Thursday 9th of November 2023

These fabulous cookies are super simple to make, and they taste delicious! I will be making these often.

Ashley

Thursday 9th of November 2023

These are the perfect easy to make dessert! I'm obsessed!

Kelley

Thursday 9th of November 2023

My husband and I couldn't get over how easy these cookies were to make! Thank you for a great recipe!

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