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!

My husband, the cookie connoisseur, has been requesting things like plain old chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Now, it’s not that I have a problem with those cookies – they’re classics for a reason! It’s just…I like to experiment and have fun in the cookie department!

You know gooey butter cake? It’s a midwestern thing, so if you’ve never heard of it, that’s likely why.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies! These are so simple to whip up and they're so pretty! #cookies #redvelvet #recipe

It’s a cake that’s so full of sugary sweet gooey goodness and I knew it would work well in cookie form.

I was so right! These red velvet cake mix cookies are exactly the ooey gooey butter cookies I was dreaming of!

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

I’ve also made  gooey butter chocolate chip cookies and those are just as insanely good! You can’t go wrong when you start with a cake mix.

How to make red velvet cookies with cake mix:

ingredients for cake mix cookies in glass bowl

Grab your favorite brand of red velvet cake mix, some butter, cream cheese, an egg, and vanilla. We add white chocolate chips to make these extra yummy and pretty.

That’s all you’ll need for these cake mix cookies!

Mix everything but the chocolate chips together using a stand or hand mixer until the batter is smooth and creamy.

red velvet cookies batter

Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Grab a cookie scoop and drop these onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

We like to sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top of the balls of dough. It makes for extra pretty cookies!

Pop them in the oven and that’s it! So quick and easy!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies! These are so simple to whip up and they're so pretty! #cookies #redvelvet #recipe

More red velvet recipes to try:

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: Three of my favorite things in one!

Red Velvet Donuts: Who wouldn’t want to start their day with red velvet?

Red Velvet Muffins: With a crumb topping, naturally!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies recipe

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4.5 from 12 votes

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cookie recipes, easy dessert recipes, holiday recipes
Calories: 187 kcal

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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is set, but the center is still gooey.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 222mg 9%
Potassium 96mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

This post was originally published in 2013 and updated with new photos and a video in December 2018.