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Red Velvet Cookie Recipe

There is nothing more guilty than taking a boxed cake and whipping up a quick dessert.

Raising hand.

I am such a guilty mom today.

Charlotte was home from school because of sun stroke (we spent way too much time at the water park yesterday) and it left me with two kids to entertain instead of one.

I swear when you get used to your older child going to school and they are home, you just about lose it trying to figure out how to keep them busy. I am sure going to have a looong summer.

After 9 rounds of paper airplane making and throwing, 2 rounds of Life on the iPad and a walk, Charlotte asked if we could bake a cake. However when I pulled out the Red Velvet cake I noticed a few recipes on the side. I looked them over and decided…why not?

(Charlotte cooking)

(Phoenyx enjoying his share)

What I didn’t expect was that these Red Velvet crinkle cookies would pretty much revolutionize the way Red Velvet cake tastes and I will continue making these as long as I shall live. I ate four today if I am being honest. The cookies were a chewy but cake-like consistency and once baked turned into an adorable sugar coated piece of yumminess.

I highly suggest, especially if you are a red velvet fan and have a box in your pantry waiting to be made, that you test this out before making another boring traditional cake.

Our Red Velvet Cookies

(courtesy of my baby girl Charlotte!)

5.0 from 5 reviews
Red Velvet Cookies (crinkled)
Recipe type: dessert
Red Velvet cookies crinkled with powdered sugar for a chewy cookie with the red velvet flavor
What You'll Need
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt butter; set aside to cool. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish. Mix with a fork to blend.
  2. Place mix, butter, eggs and lemon zest in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand until well blended and turns into a cookie dough consistency.This is super messy
  3. Form dough balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. *This recipe came from the Duncan Hines box
I used 1tbls of lemon juice over the lemon zest


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  1. Oh my gosh. These look heavenly. You officially killed my no sugar diet. And I see nothing guilty about making boxed cake mixes. I don’t eat them too often, but I have wonderful memories of making them with my Grandma over the years. It’s the memories that count! :)

  2. Red Velvet is my husband’s favorite type of cake. I don’t think he’s ever had it in cookie form. Maybe it’s time!

  3. This looks delicious! Never tried anything red velvet, but I think it’s well past time I do!

  4. oooh, I love red velvet macaroons, I wonder if these will be just as good

  5. These actually look so delicious and their somewhat healthy 😉
    Very nicely done, your children are both so beautiful. I love Charlotte’s long blonde hair, reminds me of myself when I was younger.
    How many cookies did you manage to make?
    Thanks! Keep up the fantastic work. :)

    P.s: Wishing you luck this summer trying to entertain the kid’s!

  6. This looks delicious plus they are simple! I adore Red Velvet cake so KNOW I’d love these.

  7. Oooh those look delicious!!!!!

  8. I don’t like Red Velvet cake but your pics are so pretty….i now want to try the cookie version!

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