Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

You’ve probably noticed by now that I like products that save me time and energy. There are times when I like to cook from scratch, but then again there are times where there simply aren’t enough hours in the day and I look for ways to save time where I can. Take cake mix, for example. It’s great for a lot of other things besides cake. Here’s a simple recipe calling for only 4 ingredients that turns cake mix into soft and chewy crinkle cookies. These cookies would be great for a Valentine’s Day gathering. Here’s how I make them.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

The recipe makes 18-24 cookies, depending on how large you make the cookies. My batch made 18 nice sized cookies.

Equipment Needed

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  • 16.5 oz box of red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used vegetable)
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Place cake mix, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Place the powered sugar into a smaller bowl.

Form balls with the dough. (I sometimes use a cookie dough scoop or an ice cream scoop, or if I can’t get that quickly I have also used a plastic medicine cup.)

Place each ball into the powdered sugar and rotate to coat completely.

Place the balls onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-11 minutes.

Let sit on the cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.


Red Velvet Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Sarah February 6, 2017 - 10:28 am

I’ve got a friend who makes red velvet cookies from that mix for every party! They’re delicious– Love it!

Byron Thomas February 6, 2017 - 10:34 am

I’m such a fan of red velvet! I had no idea I could transform a boxed cake mix into such beautiful cookies. I’ve made red velvet crinkle cookies before, but the process was much more labour intensive. This way is much easier. 🙂

Megan Marlowe February 6, 2017 - 10:57 am

These look SO easy and absolutely delicious! I think I’ll make them for my Valentine’s this year as I know they will LOVE them!

Vanessa Price February 6, 2017 - 11:21 am

What an easy recipe and perfect Valentine’s Day treats! This would be great to have the ingredients on hand for last minute gusts and late night treats.

Kathy McDaniel February 6, 2017 - 12:32 pm

This girl takes shortcuts every time they are available. I really like red velvet and I think my kids are going to love these cookies. Easy and delicious are a must in my kitchen!

Jolina February 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Mmm I do love crinkles! I made a big batch for Christmas and they were a hit. I can’t wait to try a red velvet version. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Stephanie@ApplesforCJ February 6, 2017 - 1:58 pm

I love recipes that save time and I didn’t even think about how you could make cookies from a cake mix. Such a great idea and perfect for Valentines Day!

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way February 6, 2017 - 3:24 pm

A great idea! I really like red velvet and it’s great having a recipe that you can throw the ingredients together in no time at all. They would be so cute to put in a Valentine box and give as a gift. Thank you for the idea.

Hanady | Recipe Nomad February 6, 2017 - 6:49 pm

I just discovered Crinkle Cookies this year and I am so addicted to them!! Like you I’m all about simple and easy recipes. I don’t always have time to make things from scratch. Life, kids, work. Easiness is good and these will be great for my kids Valentine’s Day class party!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 7, 2017 - 9:19 am

I’m with you. Scratch is great but sometimes you don’t have time and need help! Loving these cookies.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 7, 2017 - 11:01 am

This is so simple to make and love the gorgeous color of the cookies. With two young boys in the house, I would love to save some time making cookies like this. This would be great for the V-day party in my munchkins school this week.

Manila Spoon February 7, 2017 - 12:11 pm

I usually bake from scratch but I admit there are time when cake mixes are life-savers! I love Duncan Hines when I use a mix so I am sure these crinkle cookies would be fabulously delightful!

Uma February 7, 2017 - 3:02 pm

My kids loves read velvet cake. This sounds even better. Who doesn’t like cookies:)

Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery February 8, 2017 - 2:30 pm

I keep seeing cookies made from cake mix – such a creative idea. I’ve never tried it before, but the cookies always look so delicious. Love the white confectioners sugar against the bright red cookies!

Sandy May 26, 2019 - 9:27 pm

How much butter would I use instead of oil?

valmg May 29, 2019 - 11:02 am

I am not sure as I haven’t tried making them that way.


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