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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47 Responses to “Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on February 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm (#)

    These look fabulous! Great recipe!

  2. Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:26 am (#)

    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!!!

  3. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:21 am (#)

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

  4. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:30 am (#)

    Looks amazing Cheryl! Perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

  5. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:13 am (#)

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

  6. Carolyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:18 am (#)

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

  7. Nancy posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:20 am (#)

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

  8. Gina posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:28 am (#)

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

  9. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:34 am (#)

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

  10. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:39 am (#)

    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.

  11. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:47 am (#)

    I am all for gooey in cookies!

  12. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:53 am (#)

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

  13. Kristen posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:27 am (#)

    Now I am totally craving gooey butter cake!

  14. Paula posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:05 am (#)

    So pretty!

  15. Maria posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:26 am (#)

    So pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  16. Carla @ Carlas Confections posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:40 am (#)

    SUCH perfect cookies for V-day! Love these

  17. Carolyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm (#)

    Mmmm, they look good!

  18. HeatherChristo posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm (#)

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

  19. susan posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm (#)

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

  20. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm (#)

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

  21. Leigh s. posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm (#)

    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!

    • TidyMom replied on February 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Oh shoot – thanks I’ll go fix that!

  22. DessertForTwo posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm (#)

    How adorable! And delicious!

  23. Claire @ A Little Claire-ification posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm (#)

    Those look AWESOME! Thanks Cheryl! :) – Claire

  24. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:08 am (#)

    these look incredible Cheryl!

  25. aida mollenkamp posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm (#)

    Oooh, these sound sinfully delish!

  26. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm (#)

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

  27. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:16 am (#)

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

  28. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm (#)

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

  29. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:30 am (#)

    Those look SO GOOD, Cheryl!!

  30. Russell van Kraayenburg posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm (#)

    Yum and yum! These cookies look incredible!

  31. Megan posted on February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm (#)

    These sound so delicious. :)

  32. Nicole posted on February 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm (#)

    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. =)

  33. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} posted on February 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm (#)

    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!

  34. Faye posted on February 17, 2013 at 10:17 am (#)

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

  35. Coco posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm (#)

    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.

  36. Coco posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm (#)

    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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