It’s so easy to make this 3-ingredient Red Velvet Cookies recipe. Add white baking chips or holiday M&Ms to for a fun look.
I love simple cookies and desserts that I can make around the holidays. And these easy red velvet cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, Christmas, or whenever you are craving something sweet.
It only takes about 10 minutes to prep these 3-ingredient red velvet cookies, which include red velvet cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. If you want to add in chocolate, you could include holiday candies such as Valentine’s M&M’s or Christmas M&Ms. Or substitute the M&M’s for white baking chips instead, which tastes really good too.
How Do You Make 3-Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies With Cake Mix?
Here is the step-by-step process of how to make the red velvet cookies from cake mix:
Preheat oven to 357 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, in a bowl mix the red velvet cake mix, eggs and oil until fully mixed.
If you want to add in candies, fold in the white baking chips or holiday M&M’s, then stir until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Use a cookie scoop to place 1 1/2-inch cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Press a few extra white baking chips or M&M’s into the tops of the cookie dough balls if desired.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Make this easy 3-ingredient red velvet cookies recipe:
3-Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix 15.25 oz
- 2 eggs, large
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup white baking chips or holiday M&M's candies (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer, in a bowl mix the red velvet cake mix, eggs and oil until fully mixed.
- If desired, fold in white baking chips or holiday M&M's candies and stir until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
- Use a cookie scoop to place 1½-inch cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Press a few extra baking chips or M&M's into the tops of the cookie dough balls.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
- Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to fully cool. Enjoy!
People also ask these questions:
Can You Freeze Red Velvet Cookies?
Yes, you can freeze red velvet cookies, but the way you freeze it depends on if you are freezing the cookie dough or the cookie after it’s already been baked.
To freeze the cookie dough, roll the dough into one and a half inch balls, and place them on a tray. Freeze them for about an hour, then transfer the balls into a gallon-size freezer re-sealable bag. Label the bag and place it in the freezer.
When you are ready to bake the cookie dough balls, just take out the amount you want to bake, place them on a tray, allow the oven to preheat, then bake the frozen cookies an extra 1-2 minutes than the bake time. For instance, you would bake the frozen red velvet cookie dough 11-12 minutes rather than the 8-10 minutes.
For already-baked red velvet cookies, make sure the cookies are first cooled completely, then put them in gallon-size re-sealable freezer bags. If you are worried about the cookie breaking, then wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer bag. Label the bag and put it in the freezer.
When freezing cookie dough or cookies, they should stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
What Does Red Velvet Taste Like?
Red Velvet cake is very similar to chocolate cake. A few slight differences are that the red velvet cake mix has cocoa powder and buttermilk, making it not as chocolatey as chocolate cake. And red velvet cake has the red food dye to give it that red tint.
What Makes Red Velvet Cookies Red?
Red food coloring is what makes red velvet cookies red.
If you want a deep red color to the red velvet cookies, use gel food coloring. It’s a better coloring option for the cookie dough than liquid drops of red food coloring.
The gel gives the cookies a more vibrant color and you’ll use less than with the liquid food coloring. And too much liquid food coloring can actually alter the taste and texture of the red velvet cookies.
What Is The Best Recipe for Cake Mix Cookies?
There are many different recipes that use cake mix to make cookies.
I personally think that these red velvet cake mix cookies are one of the best cake mix cookie recipes. Check out the easy recipe above.
If you want to learn how to make cake mix cookies from just about any cake mix box, head over to The Best Cake Recipes where they’ll show you how with only three ingredients.
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