Looking for a super simple, but totally delish cookie recipe? These 4 ingredient, fast and easy cake mix cookies are perfect for a yummy treat!
Why I Wrote This Post
My kids and and grandkids love a fun cookie (and my son is strangely attracted to all things red velvet!)
We have such a fun time making these cake mix cookies because there is literally no way to do them wrong, the cake mix takes all the stress out of cooking so you can have fun with making them!
These are great for when you are looking for kid friendly desserts or something fast and easy to take to a party!
With just red velvet cake mix, whipped topping, an egg, and powdered sugar, you can whip up these red velvet cookies in no time!
Red Velvet Cookie Ingredients
This red velvet cookie recipe only has 4 ingredients! Perfect to keep on hand for whipping up a super easy and tasty treat for the kids or the grandkids!
- 13.25 oz Red Velvet Cake Mix: This provides our base, a shortcut to getting that amazing red velvet flavor!
- 8 oz Whipped Topping: It makes the cookies light and fluffy, offering a delightful texture unlike any other.
- 1 Egg: It binds our ingredients, making sure they mix together perfectly during the baking process.
- ½ – ¾ cup Powdered Sugar: Rolling the dough in this sweet powder not only adds a subtle sweetness but also gives our cookies a stunning snow-kissed look.
- Large Bowl: Needed for mixing our ingredients into a uniform dough.
- Silicone Spoon: This helps for a gentle yet effective folding of the mix, preserving the air in the whipped topping.
- Cookie Scoop: Guarantees uniform size cookies for even baking.
- Small Bowl or Plate: Used for the powdered sugar dusting process.
- Parchment Paper & Baking Sheet: A non-stick surface for baking our cookies to perfection.
- Cookie Spatula & Wire Cooling Rack: Essential for handling our creations post-baking and ensuring they cool properly, maintaining their delightful crisp edges and soft centers.
Cooking Time and Temperature
These cookies should be cooked at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes depending on whether like crispier or softer cookies!
Every oven has its quirks, so try and see if they are cooked periodically or make a small batch to start and then do the remainder when you know what you like!
Storing Your Red Velvet Cookies
After your cookies have cooled completely (they could get a little mushy if you don't wait for them to cool completely), you will want to store them in an airtight container.
They can remain yummy for up to a week if stored properly.
- 13.25 oz box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 8 oz container whipped topping
- 1 egg
- ½ - ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the cake mix, whipped topping, and egg to a bowl, and stir until a dough has formed.
- Use the cookie scoop to gather dough, then drop into a bowl or plate filled with the powdered sugar, and roll to cover.
- Drop the cookie onto the baking sheet, and space the dough balls about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until done around the edges.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then lift cookies with the spatula, and transfer to the wire cooling rack.
You will need the following items to make this recipe:
Large bowl, silicone spoon, cookie scoop, small bowl or plate, parchment paper, baking sheet, cookie spatula, wire cooling rack
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Red Velvet Cake Cookies Wrapup
Oh my gosh, I hope your peeps love this recipe as much as mine do? It is so fun to make a powdery mess and end up with something delightful to eat at the end!
Here are some other posts you might like to try too!
- Vanilla Cake Mix Cookie Recipe (once you get into the cake mix cookie groove you are going to want to try them ALL!)
- 1980s Recipes – The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich (not exactly a recipe, more like a walk down memory lane!)
- DIY Essential Oils Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe – Fun “recipes” for how to make your own DIY Sugar Scrubs!