Cake Mix Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are a fun cookie recipe that you can make in a pinch that still looks extra festive!
I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but all the stores have there Christmas decorations out already. So I’m sharing some Christmas cookie recipes over the next weeks. Just pin to Pinterest the ones you want to make and come back in December. 🙂
I have several fun Christmas cookie recipes planned that I can’t wait to share with you. I’m still working on a few more so if there are any flavors you want to see, let me know. I have some chocolate mint and some chocolate marshmallows and even some that may involve candy canes.
How do you make cookies out of red velvet cake mix?
These cookies couldn’t be easier. Get out your favorite mixing bowl and spoon (no need to break out the mixer). Dump in the cake mix, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil or melted butter. Stir it up until a stiff dough forms.
Then chill it for 15-30 minutes until just firm enough to handle. Roll into balls. Roll them in powdered sugar and bake. If the cookies spread too much, chill them a bit more. If they aren’t spreading enough, let the dough warm up a bit.
Can you freeze red velvet cookies?
These cookies do freeze well. After they have cooled, store them in an air tight container and freeze for several weeks. They are best enjoyed within a couple days of baking if you don’t plan on freezing them.
These make an excellent make ahead cookie recipe for Christmas when you know you’ll need something quick. But they don’t take that long to bake in a pinch either.
You can use cakes mixes to make any flavor of crinkle cookies you want. I have a cake mix funfetti crinkle cookie recipe that is fun too. I used a valentines cake mix for those. Let me know what flavor you would like to try.
Did you know you can also make these cookies with Cool Whip instead of oil or butter? Rachel Cook’s has a great recipe for Cool Whip Cookies made with a cake mix.
- 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
- 2 eggs
- powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies in
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, oil and eggs until a stiff dough forms.
- Chill the dough for 15-20 minutes until the dough is easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
- They freeze well.
You can also use cool whip in place of the oil or butter. Simply omit the oil and stir in one thawed 8 ounce package cool whip.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 27mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g
Here are some other fun Christmas cookie recipes: