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Red Velvet Cookies

Easy peasy recipe for red velvet cookies. This semi-homemade version saves time and tastes delish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Cookies
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Red Gel Food Coloring


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare cookie sheets with parchment or silpat.
  • In stand mixer, add cake mix, butter, and eggs. With mixer on slow, add in red gel food coloring until you reach your desired color. (batter will be very thick).
  • Using 1-inch cookie scoop, drop dough about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until set.
  • Allow cookies to cool before frosting.