Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Cake Mix

This Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is so easy to make and so delicious, you won’t believe it’s vegan too! See tips for making this vegan recipe into red velvet white chocolate chip cookies too, while still staying dairy-free! If you love a rich, gooey cookie with lots of chocolate chips, these will be your favorites!

A stack of red chocolate chip cookies with text above them that reads: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Every now and then you’re looking for a super simple, but delicious cookie. That’s true whether you’re vegan or not. Am I right?

So, what makes this cake so simple is that it uses a store-bought cake mix. Brilliant, I know!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I also used dairy free dark chocolate chips. However, you could make red velvet white chocolate chip cookies vegan by using vegan white chocolate chips. Is there such a thing? Why yes, there is.

For example, there are these No Whey Milkless White Chocolate Bars that can be chopped and used in these cookies.

There’s also these King David White Chocolate Chips that are dairy free as well.

So, simply use the instructions below to make this red velvet white chocolate chip cookies cake mix recipe. Then, simply substitute either the chopped up vegan white chocolate bar or vegan white chocolate chips. It’s perfect!

Vegan white chocolate chip red velvet cookies are amazing!

How to Make Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s easy to make these mouthwatering Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from cake mix!

Begin by placing the vegan butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, until mostly melted. Pour the red velvet cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add the melty butter. Stir to combine. It will be a very course mixture at this point. 

Note: I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix because it’s dairy free. And as you can see, these Duncan Hines Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies turned out fabulous!

Looking down on a bowl of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
It’s easy to make red velvet chocolate chip cookies using cake mix!

In the same bowl you melted the butter, add the ground flax seeds, cornstarch, and water. Stir to combine. Pour this into the bowl with the red velvet cookie dough batter and stir to combine.

Looking down on a bowl with red velvet cookie dough topped with dark chocolate chips.

Next, stir in the chocolate chips. If you’re using vegan white chocolate chips, use those here. Then, cover the dough and refrigerate about 30 minutes.

When you’re ready to begin baking, preheat your oven to 350F. Use a cookie dough scoop to create 36 cookie dough balls. I love using a cookie dough scoop to make sure the cookies are all a consistent size.

A hand holds Cookie Dough in a scoop

Then, roll the cookie dough balls in the powdered sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 1½ inches apart as there will be some spreading.

Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, depending on your preference for softness. I like these cookies to be soft in the middle so I pull them out at 9 minutes on the dot.

Once you remove the baking pan from the oven, allow the freshly baked cookies to sit on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a rack to cool.

A close-up look at Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

What I Love About These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

First and foremost, I love how easy these cookies are to make. I mean, we’re talking around 5 ingredients. Not too shabby! And delicious? OMG. Imagine dense, gooey, chocolatey, red devil deliciousness in every bite.

That about sums it up.

Plus, I love that when I shared them with my non vegan friends, they oohed and ahh’d in delight. Music to my ears.

Storing This Recipe

Wondering how to store these cookies? They will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 – 5 days, however, they taste best during the first three days. Alternatively, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Finally, these cookies can be frozen. Allow them to cool after baking, then transfer to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the cookie dough balls. Then, when you’re ready to bake, allow the cookie dough balls to thaw out about 10 – 15 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar and bake.

A closeup of a stack of red chocolate chip cookies. A bite has been taken out of the top one to reveal melted chocolate chips.

Now, for those of you who think making cookies with a cake mix is a little below your standards, you can always make my Red Velvet Energy Bites. They are pretty amazing!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Celebrating Galentine's Day with these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect treat for your sweetheart. With only a few ingredients, they’re so easy to prepare too!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the vegan butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, until mostly melted. Pour the red velvet cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add the melty butter. Stir to combine. It will be a very course mixture at this point. 
  • In the same bowl you melted the butter, add the ground flax seeds, cornstarch, and water. Stir to combine. Pour this into the bowl with the red velvet cookie dough batter. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  • When you’re ready to begin baking, preheat oven to 350F. Use a cookie dough scoop to create 36 cookie dough balls. Roll the cookie dough balls in the powdered sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 1½ inches apart. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a rack to cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Galentine’s Day Goodies

My friend Courtney put together a whole gaggle of Galentine’s Day bloggers. You can participate in the fun by going from link to link and seeing all the yummy, gally recipes in the bunch. Just make sure you’ve got an empty stomach first, because this is some serious goodness!

For those of you who want the 411 (that’s still a thing, right?), here’s the deal. Galentine’s Day started as an idea from the sitcom Parks and Recreation.

What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair minus the angst. Plus frittatas. — Leslie Knope (A character from the show Parks and Rec)

Whatever delicious goodie you’re making, enjoy!

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16 Responses to Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Cake Mix

    • Thanks Michelle! I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who took awhile to like that show! 🙂 If these cookies had a middle name, I’m sure it would be Gooey! Take that Glass Animals!

  1. Major props for quoting from Sade – I love that song! I was listening to it on repeat about six months ago. Smooth Operator will always sound good! These red velvet cookies look absolutely amazing, Marly. I especially love the melty chocolate chips interspersed in there. Happy Galentine’s Day!

  2. Yea, the show is about humor and satire and not how the parks and rec departments are portrayed in real life. It’s like The Office where office life is overexaggerated. Anyway, love the sound of these cookies!

    • I had no idea their red velvet cake mix was dairy free!! So glad I stumbled upon you blog. I’m a home baker & am trying to find recipes that are delish for people with allergies & gluten sensitivity. Can’t wait to try these. Any idea on how to convert it to a cupcake?

    • Hi Heidi! Thanks for your comment. Just so you know, these cake mixes are not usually gluten free, but you can find some that specifically are gluten-free. Regarding using the cake mix for cupcakes, it is tricky because a standard cake mix without eggs can be a little “flimsy” is the word that comes to mind. Check out my Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes, where I used a standard cake mix and made it vegan. I think this should work for red velvet too. I hope your delish desserts turn out great!

  3. Hi, trying this recipe and my dough is soooo sticky, basically too sticky to work with… do you have tips to make it less sticky?

    • Hi Mariah. Did you use a Duncan Hines cake mix? I’ve never had a problem with this recipe being sticky. However, you could try putting it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to help the dough firm up.

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