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These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are a perfect treat for any occasion. These delectable cookies are made with a rich and decadent cake mix, resulting in an incredibly soft and chewy texture. They are then filled with a creamy and tangy cream cheese frosting that perfectly complements the sweetness of the cookie. The vibrant red color of the cookies makes them a perfect option for holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Not only do they taste amazing, but they are also incredibly easy to make. If you’re looking for a delicious and impressive dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, these red velvet sandwich cookies are the perfect choice!
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Why You’ll Love This Easy Cookie Recipe
Red velvet and cream cheese frosting are one of my favorite flavor combinations! I love how the sweetness of red velvet is complimented by the tanginess of cream cheese.
The great thing about cake mix cookies, is that it only requires a few ingredients and they are super easy to put together. If you want to take these cookies up a notch, try adding white chocolate chips! The white chips in the red dough really pops!
Another way to spruce up these cookies is to add the sweet cream cheese frosting filling. If you are short on time and don’t want to add the cream cheese frosting, these cookies are delicious without it!
Other Red Velvet recipes to try:
What are Cake Mix Cookies?
Cake mix cookies are a hybrid of cake and cookie recipes. They use boxed cake mix as the base, then add additional ingredients such as eggs, butter, oil or extracts to create a dough that is similar to traditional cookie dough.
The result is soft, moist, delicious cookies with amazing flavor! These easy red velvet cake mix cookies are incredibly soft and chewy, filled with white chocolate chips and filled with a tangy cream cheese frosting.
Cake Mix Cookie Ingredients:
*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.
Red Velvet Cookies
Eggs: Use large eggs, preferably at room temperature.
Softened Butter: Use unsalted butter that has been softened at room temperature.
Red Velvet Cake Mix: I used a Betty Crocker Red Velvet box of cake mix for this recipe. Duncan Hines is my second choice.
White Chocolate Chips (optional): These are optional but highly recommended, as they add a great amount of sweetness and texture to the cookie dough.
Cream Cheese Filling
Softened Cream Cheese: Use cream cheese that has been softened at room temperature.
Softened Butter: Again, use unsalted butter that has been softened at room temperature.
Powdered Sugar: This helps to sweeten the frosting and thicken it up a bit.
Vanilla Extract: Adds flavor to the frosting filling. Feel free to adjust the amount of extract to suit your taste.
How to Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies
Red Velvet Cookies
 Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
Cream Cheese Filling
 Beat the softened butter in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
 Add the softened cream cheese and beat until combined.
 Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time and then add the vanilla.
 Whip the cream cheese frosting for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
How to Assemble Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
 Pipe the frosting in the middle of the underside of a red velvet cookie.
 Place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Stand Mixer, Bosch or Kitchenaid
- 2 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Cooling Rack
- Piping Bag
- Patriotic Sprinkles or Christmas Sprinkles, if desired
How to Store Leftover Cookies
These cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week. If you need to store them for longer, freeze the cookies in a freezer bag or sealed container for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, let the frozen cookie thaw out before serving.
However, if you use the cream cheese filling, store the cookies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Ensure that your butter and cream cheese are at room temperature before beginning.
- Be sure to measure the cake mix properly, using a kitchen scale if possible.
- If you like soft cookies, bake for 9 minutes. For crunchier cookies, bake for 10-11 minutes.
- For festive touches, add sprinkles to the cookie dough, or dip half of each sandwich cookie in melted white chocolate.
Cake Mix Cookie Variations
- Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies + Pecans & Caramel Bits
- Vanilla Cake Mix Cookies + Chocolate Chips
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies + White Chocolate Chip
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies + Powdered Sugar
- Carrot Cake Mix Cookies + Raisins & Cream Cheese Frosting
- Yellow Cake Mix Cookies + Chocolate Frosting
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies + Peanut Butter Chips
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes it can! Make the cookie dough according to the instructions and refrigerate it for up to two days before scooping. Bake as directed.
You can use any type of cake mix for this recipe. I recommend using a red velvet, chocolate, or funfetti cake mix for the best results.
Yes! Freeze them in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to three months. Thaw before serving. You can also freeze the cookie dough before baking. Shape the cookie dough then freeze the dough balls and store them in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Add a minute or two to the baking time listed above.
No, unless you add the cream cheese filling.
Other Cookie Recipes:
Red velvet sandwich cookies are the perfect festive treat for any occasion. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time in the kitchen, these delicious treats can be made in no time!
Feel free to get creative with different flavor of cake mix, add-ins, and frostings. Don’t forget to store them properly so they stay fresh for longer.
More Cake Mix Recipes:
- Cake Mix Brownies
- Cake Mix Waffles
- Cake Mix Pumpkin Cobbler
- Cake Mix Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Cake Mix Banana Bread
- Cake Mix Lemon Bread
Cake Mix Cookies
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup Butter, softened
- 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix, I used Betty Crocker
- 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
Cream Cheese Filling
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- Mix together the butter, eggs, and cake mix in a stand mixer.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips.
- Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to place the dough balls two inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies at 350° for 9-11 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
- While the cookies are cooling, begin to prepare the cream cheese frosting by beating the softened butter in a stand mixer until fluffy. Add the cream cheese and beat until incorporated. Mix in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Whip for 2-3 minutes.
- Place the frosting in a ziplock bag or disposable piping bag and snip of the end.
- Pipe the frosting onto the back side of a cookie and make a sandwich by adding another cookie to the other side.
- Roll the cookie sandwiches in festive sprinkles, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g
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