Yield: 24 cookies

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes

Meet your new favorite cookie recipe. These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are pretty to look at, and they taste even better! You only need four ingredients to make perfect chewy cookies with a deep red hue.


  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Red, White, & Blue M&M’s
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, for coating


    1. In a mixing bowl, add the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs and beat until combined. 
    2. Fold in half of the M&M’s.
    3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
    4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    5. Use a medium cookie scoop (about 2 Tablespoons) to portion out the dough and gently roll into balls.
    6. Roll the balls in the granulated sugar to coat. Place the balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
    7. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Do not over bake these cookies, they will look puffy and slightly underdone, but they will finish cooking on the baking sheet after coming out of the oven.
    8. Press the M&M’s into the tops of the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven. Cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Chilled Dough- Chill these cookies for at least 45 minutes and not longer than 1 hour. The dough will be too soft to shape and roll without chilling. Prior to the 1 hour mark these cookies really puff up and have more of a soft and chewy texture, after 1 hour they can become hard and crunchy. If you chill for longer than one hour, let sit on counter for at least 15 minutes before scooping dough.
  • Storage: Store baked cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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