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Easy Red Velvet Cookies

These red velvet cookies couldn’t be simpler to make. Great for a last-minute Valentine’s Day treat!

Easiest Ever Red Velvet Cookies on RachelCooks.com

These days — you see “red velvet” everything. I featured a few of those gems yesterday in my round-up of decadent chocolate Valentine’s Day desserts. Red Velvet pancakes, red velvet dip, red velvet bars, cheesecake, cookies and more.

Some are labor intensive, some easy, but all have the chocolate taste you love and that unmistakable red hue. Red velvet is perfect for the upcoming love bird holiday (great for Christmas too!) but I say it’s great any time of the year.

These red velvet cookies are unbelievably easy to make. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a box of red velvet cake mix (any brand!). That’s where the fun begins here. To that, you add some melted butter, a couple of eggs and stir stir stir! Then you roll the batter into balls, coat in some powdered sugar and cornstarch and bake.

Easiest Ever Red Velvet Cookies on RachelCooks.com

You’re left with thick, chewy cookies full of the red velvet flavor you love. These would be perfect to send off to school with your kids. Or for a Valentine’s bake sale. Or to mail to a friend who might need a little surprise come Valentine’s Day.

Or you could just eat them yourself. That would be a good idea too. A very good idea.

If you’re still looking for some fun cookie recipes, make sure to check out these dark chocolate and pecan cookies, whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, or these last-minute Valentine’s Day cookies.

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22 Responses to “Easy Red Velvet Cookies”

  1. Lea @GourmetMommy — February 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

    What a great, fun Valentine’s Day idea. The kids will love making these!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 2, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Whoa. These ARE easy! And so pretty too. They look great!

  3. T3Treats — February 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Not big fan of red Velvet cookies.. but looks so good.. maybe if we sandwich them with a little Cheese cream Frosting… What do you think?

    • Rachel Gurk — February 8th, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

      YES! I think YES.

  4. denise — February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I think I’ll give these a thumbs up because the mixes usually have the essential ingredients–but I always check the ingredients to be sure. 😉

  5. Liz @ Virtually Homemade — February 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    These are so pretty! And so easy 🙂

  6. Happy Valley Chow — February 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of fantastic red velvet recipes, this is definitely another great one. Great job 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  7. thelittleloaf — February 3, 2014 at 8:26 am

    These look super simple to make and perfect for Valentine’s. I’ve made red velvet cake before but never cookies!

  8. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 3, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Pretty pretty pictures!!

  9. vanillasugarblog — February 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I hate to sound like everyone else but these are pretty photos.
    What is it about red velvet anything that we are so drawn too?

  10. Danielle @ thecharmitspot — February 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love red velvet! Definitely a Valentine’s Day dessert!

  11. Dina — February 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    i love red velvet. the cookies look great!

  12. saluny — May 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Love the recipes!

  13. Lindsay — January 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    So easy! Panera had a red velvet cookie they discontinued and they are similar! This will definitely be a repeat treat!

  14. Becca — February 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    These are delish! My only comment is that you definitely don’t need 1 cup ofowdered sugar to roll these in. I had so much left over that went to waste because it had cornstarch in it and I didn’t know what to do with it. But again, they were yummy!


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