Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Prep 13 mins
Cook 8 mins
Total 21 mins
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These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are so soft and delicious. Simply use your favorite brand of boxed cake mix to create these easy homemade cookies!

If you love red velvet desserts as much as I do, you should also try these Red Velvet Macarons and my Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Last week Beryl was breathing down Jacksonville’s neck…and the locals were FREAKING out. If you turned on the news it was all day coverage of the storms increasing wind speeds and proximity to the coast. I have made it through many a hurricane and tropical storm and while I wasn’t looking forward to loosing power, I knew unless some freaky thing happened, Jorge and I would make it out just fine.

But then I got a call from my Mom and she managed to get my feathers a little ruffled. She reminded me of tropical storms in Houston that had ended badly for some…and how we lost power for days…and had to shower in complete darkness. After our phone call, the news started reporting it was almost a full blown hurricane and only 40 miles off the coast. Jorge eventually caved and told me it was time to go to Walmart and buy some Chef Boyardee ::shudder:: and batteries, just in case. Then the skies darkened, the rain began pouring down, and the wind started howling around the house…

Storm by the water

And I fell asleep on the couch watching The Client List –judge away, I seriously just can’t stop watching. I woke up the next morning to a few leaves blown around the yard and people posting pictures of their lawn chairs being blown over on Facebook. We didn’t loose power, we had zero damage and I slept through the whole danged thing.

After such a “horrifying” ordeal, I just had to ease our souls with cookies. ;-) I had little to nothing left in the fridge (don’t want to do a big shopping trip before possibly losing power for days!), but I did find a box of red velvet cake mix in the dark corners of my pantry. Thus the crinkle cookies were destined to be. I am sure these are the traditional We Survived a Tropical Storm Feast! Well, actually we had Chicken & Waffles from Metro Diner for breakfast…but these were the perfect post storm lunch!

Yield: 18 cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from boxed cake mix will quickly become one of your favorite cookies. They literally take 5 minutes to put together and are so delicious and chewy!

Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 18.25 oz box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F and line two cookie sheets with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs and red velvet cake mix until there are no large lumps left.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls (about 1 tablespoon worth of dough) and coat in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches for spreading.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops have cracked and the tops look set (the centers will still be gooey). Let sit for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Serve warm (over Bluebell vanilla ice cream!) or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g


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56 Responses
  1. Cindi

    These cookies look like an easy recipe to make with my special education students for Valentine’s Day! How many cookies does one recipe make?

  2. Bobbie

    Was excited to make these cookies for them to only turn out to be an epic fail! I was so bummed cuz they looked so good. Was making them for my employees birthday and red velvet is her favorite. Used 15 OZ standard cake mix and it was the consistency of gum. Even after beating it with mixer and adding water they were so thick that rolling them into balls was a huge mess and I couldn’t even get one made. The clean up was thick and I spent 30 mins with a mess and waste of ingredients. And now no dessert to take to work. Totally bummed.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hmm I can’t understand why it would have been like gum?? Crinkle Cookies (made with cake mix) are super popular…and this recipe doesn’t use any strange ingredients or quantities. It’s the very traditional way – except with Red Velvet. Sorry you had an issue!

  3. Corinne

    These are so easy and delicious! If you add 1 tbsp of cornstarch to the powdered sugar, they “crinkle” better”. But these are a big bit around my family. I’ve even made them into little whoppie pies :)

  4. Julie

    I’ve never made crinkle cookies from a cake mix.. I’m making them tonight for a cookie swap…. Should I use I salted butter in this recipe, or unsalted?

  5. Sam M.

    @ Bryant – I followed the directions, except the box mix was slightly smaller (15 or so oz. of Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix). It was very hard to get it mixed together properly by hand, so I just threw it in a food processor, which mixed together perfectly. They came out great. A lot more powdered sugar than in the photos, but still delicious.

    Thanks for this recipe. It was one of the easiest and most delicious things I’ve baked!

  6. BRooke

    I just made these cookies, and the dough… ohh my gosh, the consistency is amazing. <3 them, they are in the oven now!

  7. linda

    I’ve seen this before but the recipe before but it said you had to have a cake recipe with pudding in it and also the cake recipes now are only 15. something. if i don’t need the pudding one that’s great but if i wanted to put in pudding how much would you suggest?

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hey Linda,

      I have never added pudding, so I don’t know how much people add. I don’t feel it needs anything else…they are great as is! Also, if you added pudding, you would need more liquid…so I would google other recipes if you wanted to add pudding!

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