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Red Velvet Cookies

These Red Velvet Cookies are fluffy, yet chewy and can be topped with an Oreo frosting, if desired! These cookies are extra easy thanks to cake mix.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, frosted cookies, pudding cookies, red velvet dessert
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 (15.25 oz) box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 (3.3 oz) box instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oreo Buttercream Frosting optional for topping*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Place dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, butter, eggs, vanilla, and salt into a large bowl and mix using a hand or stand mixer until combined.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop 9 cookies** onto each of the prepared baking sheets.
  • Place 1 baking sheet in the fridge and bake the other in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the insides are slightly underdone, but the tops and bottoms are cooked.
  • Remove from oven, cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove cookies and place onto a wire baking rack to continue cooling.
  • Repeat with remaining baking sheet.
  • Cool completely before topping with frosting and enjoying!
  • Serve room temperature or chilled.
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*See Variations if you’d like other options for mix-ins/topping suggestions.
**If you like a thinner, less puffy cookie: smush down each dough ball until it’s about 1/2 inch thick before baking.
Add 200 calories per cookie if using the Oreo Buttercream Frosting.


Serving: 1unfrosted cookie | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg