Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

These red velvet cookies start with a cake mix, making them super quick and easy to prepare! The soft dough makes for a delicious cookie!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies recipe
Two red velvet recipes in two days? Are you dreaming? Am I?

Nah. I’m just learning to love red velvet! It’s not that I used to dislike it, it’s just that I used to not know it existed. Sad but true: I was a married woman before I ever had my first taste of red velvet cake.

I’m making up for lost time here. All red velvet, all the time. You feel me?ย 

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies #recipe by

Not sure if y’all remember my gooey butter chocolate chip cookies, but those things went sorta crazy on Pinterest. People seem to have a thing for the words “gooey butter” and I can’t say I blame them. So, I reworked the recipe and turned it into a decadent treat perfect for Valentine’s Day! You should totally try both versions! They’re equally good!

I’m not sure why I only bust the red velvet out for Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s a delicious flavor that works any time of year.

As I said, I was a married woman the first time I had red velvet…but only barely! My wedding cake was made by my mother-in-law and she surprised us with red velvet. It was such a delicious cake and I can never eat the bright colorful cake flavor without remembering that day. Aaaaand, of course I smashed it all up in my husband’s beard, because I’m a total jerk. He got me back, though. Because of course he did.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies #recipe | Perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day and it starts from a box of cake mix!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies


1 box Red Velvet cake mix
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the cake mix and beat until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is set, but the center is still gooey.
Cool on a wire rack.