5 Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies

5 ingredient red velvet cookies
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These 5 ingredient red velvet cookies take less than a half hour to go from the bowl straight to your mouth! No mixer required!

5 ingredient red velvet cookies

Ever since my friend introduced me to the wonderful world of cake mix cookies aka “cakies” I have been hooked. She used to make them for us back in college (maybe even high school? I’ve been friends with her a long dang time) and they were one of my favorites. I would always inhale a few too many.

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy cookie that takes less than a half hour of your life and is super soft and chewy? Plus, you likely have these ingredients already sitting around in your fridge. Well, maybe not the red velvet cake mix-that’s not even one I usually have just hanging out in the pantry.

red velvet cake mix cookie dough

Tips for success:

  • Don’t over bake-pull these cookies out when the tops are dry, they will burn if you wait until you see brown coming up the edges.
  • Stir with a spoon-a mixer will incorporate too much air. We want these cookies to stay thick and chewy, not light and fluffy like a cake.
  • Keep at least 4 fingers of space between each dough ball-because of the butter in the recipe, these cookies are prone to spreading, keep some space between dough balls.
red velvet cake mix cookie

Ways to customize red velvet cookies:

Don’t like white chocolate chips? That’s totally ok, here are a few other ways to make them your own:

  • Use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead-swap out the white chocolate for 1 cup of semi sweet or milk chocolate chips instead. Red Velvet already has chocolate undertones so it will go together nicely.
  • Leave the chips out entirely and slather some cream cheese buttercream on top (plus some sprinkles of course)
  • Make sandwich cookies-put that buttercream in the middle of two cookies for an epic sandwich cookie.

5 Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Author Heather


  • mixing bowl and spoon


  • 1 16 ounce red velvet cake mix
  • 1 stick melted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, pour together melted butter and cake mix. Stir until partially combined.
  • Add in egg and stir to combine.
  • Add in milk and stir to combine. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough onto lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are done when the tops are dry.
  • Allow to cool completely and enjoy!

Love the ease of cake mix cookies? Me too! You should try these turtle brownie cookies or these orange cake mix sandwich cookies with honey cream cheese frosting!

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Happy Baking!