Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies


A Red Velvet twist on the St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake made into a soft delicious cookie, with white chocolate chips — a perfect Valentines Day treat.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookie recipe at

You know a cookie is good, when they disappear fast!

I actually made these Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies during the holidays, took pictures and totally forgot to post about them until I saw them on my camera the other day, looking all “Christmasy”.  Knowing how fast they were devoured the first time, I thought I’d make another batch, since Red Velvet would make the perfect Valentine cookie.

Way back in December, Allison and I had a Red Velvet crinkle cookie at Panera and she said we should try to make some at home.  I thought about the chocolate crinkle cookies I had made in the past, and Red Velvet should have cream cheese, so I thought……..why not Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies?! You know how much I LOVE all things gooey butter.

Well, grab your baking sheets, because these are not only EASY but good golly they were a hit!  Allison and her friends devoured the entire batch in record time!

So lets get mixing………so you can start eating!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookie Ingredients TidyMom

The ingredients are simple.  I used a Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix, butter, an egg, cream cheese, homemade vanilla, white chocolate chips and powdered sugar.  Mix it all together (full recipe below)

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Roll dough into one inch balls, I like to scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop then roll into a ball with my hands.  Using a small bowl full of powdered sugar, roll each Red Velvet Cookie to completely cover in sugar.

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Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, a few inches apart.

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Bake until set.  These are soft cookies, almost cake like.  After they cool completely, dust with more powdered sugar if you’d like.

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More Red Velvet Recipes you may enjoy:

Red Velvet Crepes

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

Red Velvet Pancakes

Moore Gooey Butter Recipes you may enjoy:

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Yield: about 30 cookies

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

A Red Velvet twist on the gooey butter cake made into a soft delicious cookie.


  • 1 package Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, mix until completely incorporated, then add cake mix and continue mixing until a dough forms (will be thick). Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, form one inch dough balls and roll into powdered sugar to coat.
  6. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until centers are set.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. When completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar.

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  1. Cheryl, these look amazing! I couldn’t wait for you to post them when i saw them on Instagram! Perfect for valentines day. I am nit surprised Allison and her friends devoured them!!!

  2. oh I have to try these I had one at the store too and was smitten with it!

  3. Looks amazing Cheryl! Perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

  4. So perfect for Valentine’s Day–I love it!

  5. Love these, Cheryl. A great combo of the red velvet and the gooey butter cake. Mmmmmm…..

  6. Thanks for the terrific recipe… red velvet is My Baby’s favorite and this is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  7. Oh dear Lord – Cheryl, you are trying to kill me. Those are another must make!! Printing now!

  8. You know, I have yet to make cake-mix cookies, but have been meaning to. Maybe I’ll start here. 🙂

  9. What a perfect Valentine’ s Day cookie! Long time fan of Red Velvet here. I’ve been enjoying it as long as I can remember.

  10. Once you say the word “gooey” I’m all in!!

  11. Now I am totally craving gooey butter cake!

  12. So pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  13. SUCH perfect cookies for V-day! Love these

  14. Mmmm, they look good!

  15. I am red velvet obsessed right now- these are so pretty and So easy!

  16. Wow – what a great idea and such a great shade of red! X-mas, Valentines – it’s all one in the same!

  17. These do look perfect for Valentine’s Day and I can’t resist anything Red Velvet!

  18. Making these now for our family game night. You left out when to add the vanilla though so it didn’t get added. I’m sure they’ll still be delish!

  19. How adorable! And delicious!

  20. Those look AWESOME! Thanks Cheryl! 🙂 – Claire

  21. Oooh, these sound sinfully delish!

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  23. They are so pretty, and I’m sure their taste matches their good looks!

  24. Ooo…gooey butter cake in cookie form, love that!

  25. Just in time for Valentine’s Day and they do look so gooey and soft and lovely, Cheryl!

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  27. Yum and yum! These cookies look incredible!

  28. These sound so delicious. 🙂

  29. Made these tonight, my boyfriend loves red velvet so I thought it would be a nice treat. He loved them and so did I! You were right about the dough getting thick, I think I need a kitchen aid mixer for my birthday lol. Also afterward my hands were red from the dough but it was well worth it. Will make again. =)

  30. Just saw your link over at Skip To My Lou’s link party from Monday and thought I’d come over and check out your blog!

    These cookies look fabulous and delicious! You had me at Gooey & Butter!

    I’d love for you to stop by my weekend link party and link up some of your goodies

    Hope to see you there!

  31. These velvet cookies look wonderfully delicious and will make a great punch with a good shake or two.

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  36. I’m an avid fan of Pinterest and I saw your recipe for these cookies. They were a hit at a gathering that I went too. Everyone loved them. Your recipe is so much better than the recipe that’s on the side of the Red Velvet cake mix box for cookies. This is a keeper.

  37. One thing I forgot to tell everyone. I used disposable gloves when I was rolling the cookies into little balls. Your hands do get red. Still they were sooooooooooo good.

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