Red Velvet Valentines Cake Mix Cookies have never been easier to make thanks to a cake mix! These Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are soft & festive 4 ingredient Valentine’s cookies!
You are going to really enjoy this Red Velvet Cookie recipe, they are so easy to make and pack a ton of yummy flavor. They are made with just 4 simple ingredients and then topped off with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting. these Valentine’s Day Cookies are rich, sweet, and so gosh darn good! You and your loved ones will be swooning hard for these red velvet cake mix cookies.
Red Velvet Cookies
These red velvet cookies come together simply and easily thanks to a cake box mix. When you combine the cake mix with a few basic pantry staples like eggs, milk, and butter it really helps to give a great dough without all of the work. Also, baked in just minutes flat you will have Valentines Day cookies ready in no time. Share them with family and friends to spread the love this Valentine’s Day.
Red Velvet Valentines Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients:
For the Cookies, you will need:
-Cake mix: You will need 1 standard size box (15.25 ounces) of Red Velvet flavored cake mix. Any brand will is fine, choose your favorite and watch how it creates these beautiful cookies.
-Buttermilk: Use ½ cup of buttermilk to help moisten the mix into a dough and to add more moisture and flavor.
-Egg: You need 1 beaten egg to help bind the dough together well.
-Butter: You will need 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter that has been melted and cooled. This will add a nice rich flavor to the cookies.
For the Icing, you will need-
-Butter: Using 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature will make the frosting rich and tasty.
-Cream cheese: Use 2 ounces of cream cheese that is room temperature. This makes the frosting nice and creamy.
-Vanilla: You will need ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance the flavors well.
-Heavy cream: Use 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to help get the frosting to the right consistency.
-Powdered sugar: Using ¾ cups of powdered sugar will make the frosting smooth and sweet.
-Sprinkles: For added fun, decorate your frosted cookies with some festive red or pink sprinkles for Valentine’s Day themed cookies.
How to Make Red Velvet Valentines Cake Mix Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
First, add your dry cake mix to a large mixing bowl.
Then, add in the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Use a hand mixer to combine well.
Scoop and Bake
Use a large cookie scoop and scoop the dough into balls, placing them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet as you go.
Bake in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown in color.
Once the cookies come out of the oven, they will be fluffy and look like a ball.
Use the back of a spoon to press down on the cookies to help flatten them a bit.
Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the icing.
Start by creaming the butter and cream cheese together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
Next, add in the vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. Mix until fully incorporated.
Lastly, add in the powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time. Mix until well combined and the icing is a thick but creamy consistency.
Once the icing is fully mixed, place the frosting into a piping bag and drizzle over the cookies. If you do not have a piping bag you can also just drizzle the icing over the cookies using a spoon.
Top with valentines colored sprinkles and allow to set. Enjoy!
How long will my red velvet cookies be good for?
These cake mix cookies are going to be good for up to 5 days if kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Can I use storebought frosting instead?
If you would rather use store-bought frosting for the icing, add in 2 Tbsp. of heavy whipping cream into the frosting and microwave for 30 seconds being sure to mix the frosting well. You can even add a little red or pink food coloring to the frosting to make them extra special for Valentine’s Day!
Why are my cookies flat?
The first culprit behind flat cookies is there the butter could have been too soft or even melted. This will make the cookies spread and have a flat appearance. You could consider adding an extra tablespoon of flour to the dough to absorb some of the butter issues. Also, if you placed your cookie dough on a hot cookie sheet that could be the issue too.
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You are going to love how easy it is to make these Red Velvet Valentines Cake Mix Cookies. Made with minimal effort and all the love, these cookies are going to be great!