Red Velvet Chip Cookies: Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
Red Velvet Chip Cookies are a variation of American red velvet
cake, a chocolate-flavored classic typified by a unique deep red or red-brown
color. Originally, red velvet cakes and confections were colored with boiled
beet juice to retain moisture or red food coloring when beets were not
available. Today, red velvet treats are becoming increasingly popular not just
during the holiday season or Valentine’s Day, but in their own right for their
distinctive color and rich, chewy flavor.
These cookies are also a chocolate chip cookie recipe
variation with chocolate-flavored dough combining with white chocolate chips.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 7-10 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
1 box (16 ounces) red velvet cake mix
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
2 cups (12 ounce bag) white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Place cake mix, oil, water, and eggs in a medium mixing
bowl. Use a large spoon to combine the ingredients by hand, scraping the bowl
regularly. Mix until dough is well blended and the cake mix has been absorbed.
- Stir white chocolate chips into the dough.
- Form the dough into round, scant 1-inch balls in a
consistent size, using a tiny scoop, small kitchen teaspoon, or a measuring
teaspoon. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes, one baking sheet at a time, until cookies are set. Do not overbake.
- Remove cookie sheets from the oven. Allow cookies to sit for
1 minute before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Cool
- Store cookies in an airtight container using waxed paper or
parchment paper to separate layers.
Special Baking Tips
from The Elf
You can use any brand of Red Velvet cake mix to make Red
Velvet Chip Cookies.
For softer, chewier cookies, bake on the low side of the
recommended time. For crisper cookies, bake a few minutes longer.
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