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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake mix chocolate chip cookies are a really easy recipe you can make with just four ingredients. This version is a red velvet chocolate chip cookie recipe which is great for holidays. If you love red velvet you will love these easy cookies.

a plate of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Christmas right around the corner, I spent some time this weekend baking a couple of the Christmas cookie recipe ideas I have including these red velvet chocolate chip cookies.

I love red velvet cake and I associate the deep red color with the holidays. So, I wanted to try making red velvet cookies. With the pretty color, I thought they would look nice on cookie platters for friends and family.

To make things really easy I decided to use red velvet cake mix to make them. In the past, I’ve had success making chocolate cake mix cookies and they’re one of my favorite easy cookie recipes.

What I love best about using cake mix to make cookies is that they taste homemade. No one ever guesses that they’re made from a mix. So, I always keep a few boxes on hand when I need to whip up a tasty treat in a short amount of time.

a stack of cookies on a white plate

So, this time I used a red velvet cake mix to make holiday chocolate chip cookies. These cookies came out fabulous. The spread out while baking and maintained a gorgeous deep-red color. I added chocolate chip and the final result was a batch of cookies that are crunchy on the outside and fudgy and chewy on the inside. That’s my idea of a great cookie.

You Only Need 4 Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Chocolate chips

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Make Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil together in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop large tablespoons of the dough onto a prepared baking sheet. If you want prettier cookies, I recommend rolling the dough between your hands so each ball has a smoother round shape.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes. You know when they are done when they slide on the cookie sheet when you gently shake it. Depending on your oven, you may need more or less baking time so keep an eye on the first batch and check them early.

Cookies on a baking sheet

How to Store the Cookies

Once the cookies are fully cooled keep them in an airtight container. For gifting, I usually stack them in a container with wax paper separating each layer. This keeps them from sticking together.

You can also freeze the baked cookies. Once they are cooled, store them in a freezer container with wax paper separating each layer. They will keep for up to a month this way.

close-up photo of a plate of cookies

More Easy Cookie Recipes

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are crunchy on the outside, and fudgy and chewy and so simple to make!


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix I used Duncan Hines
  • 2 eggs
  • Halfway between 1/3 and 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Prep baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cake mix and oil. Once the batter is thoroughly combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by large tablespoons onto baking sheets. I usually roll the dough between my hands to have a smoother, round shape, which helps make more evenly shaped cookies.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Cookies are finished when you can slide them, without the bottoms sticking to the baking sheet. (Baking time may vary. When I made cake mix cookies before, sometimes I needed to only bake them for about 8 minutes. But I had to almost double it for these cookies before they were done.)

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Thanks for the greek yogurt recipes. the chocolate banana bread one looks good! I appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing alternative recipes and also giving me helpful tips. 🙂 am going to make this version of the cookies tonight. it will be my test run. if they come out good, then that’s going to go to the secretaries at work and the custodians too.

  2. hi kirbie
    i think i will try this version also. now i have all this greek yogurt (from the other recipe) that i somehow have to use. but this recipe with oil and eggs might be easier for me to manage.

    i’ll give these a go tomorrow and see how they come out…

  3. Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering how many cookies this makes approximately? They’re perfect for last minute Christmas gift treats! Thank you!

    • It’s been a while since I’ve made them but they make about 2 dozen cookies if I remember correctly. I think they make perfect Christmas treats too!

  4. Very nice looking cookie, these red velvet creations really look great, thanks for the recipe to try.

  5. This is a great idea for a festive cookie!!! How long will they keep for in a tin container?

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