Red velvet crinkles cookies are super cute and tasty. They look great for any occasion but are especially lovely for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and more! Try out this easy cookie recipe today.
One of the best things about these crinkle cookies is that they are made with a boxed cake mix. If you haven’t made cake mix cookies before you are totally missing out!
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What are cake mix cookies?
Cake mix cookies are kind of exactly what they sound like. They are cookies that are made out of a cake mix, as in a boxed cake mix that has all the ingredients already inside and ready to be whipped up!
The important thing to remember about cake mix cookies is that you follow the recipe here and not the recipe on the box. We make some simple changes to the ingredients in order to have the mix come out the perfect texture for cookies instead of cake.
With a few easy changes you can make delicious cookies in the blink of an eye. I love that cake mix crinkles cookies are easy to make because they become a treat you can have anytime and not just for special occasions!
You won’t need an excuse to make these red velvet cookies once you try a batch. They’re delicious and so simple that it doesn’t feel like extra work to make a batch.
Can I double the recipe for these crinkle cookies?
You can absolutely double the recipe or even triple it if you are doing holiday baking and need a big batch of cookies for at home and some to share.
Each batch will make about 24 cookies if you are making them in the same size and shape that I do, of course that can vary a bit so plan for slightly different results if you don’t like to be super precise in your cookie size.
Four ingredients necessary to make cake mix cookies:
This recipe uses just four ingredients (as if you needed any more reasons to love it) you will need a red velvet cake mix, oil, eggs, and powdered sugar!
The powdered sugar is what gives these cookies their crinkle appearance so it’s necessary if you want that look. If not you can leave that part out if you like. I think they look super cute and festive this way and it gives them an added layer of sweetness but it’s up to you.
The eggs and oil are definitely necessary to get the recipe to work so those three main ingredients for crinkles cookies you don’t want to skip!
Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like cake mix cookies:
When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.
I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!
Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!
How to make red velvet cookies from a cake mix:
There’s nothing really trick or complicated here but I will give you some tips to get the cookies to come out just right so make sure you read on for those.
Let’s dive in and get started with some red velvet crinkles cookies! They’re delicious and take only 20 minutes to prepare and bake!
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil until smooth and completely combined, about 2 minutes.
Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the cookie batter, then roll into balls.
Place each ball of dough individually in the powdered icing sugar and toss to coat completely.
Place each sugar-coated dough ball at least 3″ apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden and spread out.
Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before attempting to remove to a cooling rack or serve.
Tips for the best cake mix cookies:
Cake mix cookies will be a cake like texture and they’re very soft when you pull them out of the oven. Those five minutes of cooling time on the sheets are necessary, don’t skip that.
After they’re cooled for a few minutes you can take them off the sheet and put them on a cooling rack to finish.
Another tip is to use the silicone baking mats. They do help keep the cake mix cookies from getting super flat and melted looking. The cake batter can sometimes melt down and leave you with really flat cookies. The silicone baking mats will help prevent that from happening.
Looking for more cake mix cookie recipes to try?
If you like making cake mix cookies or you just want to try some new flavors you will definitely want to check out some of these other recipes. They’re all delicious and fun, perfect for a quick and tasty treat that doesn’t require so much work!
- Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Walnut Cookies
- Halloween Monster Cookies
- Grinch Cookies Recipe
- Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
- Blueberry Lemon Cookies
Printable Cake Mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookie Recipe:
Here’s a printable version of this easy to make cookie recipe that everyone will love!
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 cup Powdered Icing Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil until smooth and completely combined, about 2 minutes.
- Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the cookie batter, then roll into balls.
- Place each ball of dough individually in the powdered icing sugar and toss to coat completely.
- Place each sugar-coated dough ball at least 3" apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden and spread out.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before attempting to remove to a cooling rack or serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.