This holiday gooey butter cookie hit starts with a boxed cake mix, making them so simple you’ll have no excuse not to make Red Velvet Cookies for Christmas.

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Red Velvet Cookies stacked on a white stand


It snowed only 2-3″ at our house almost a week ago and we still have most of that snow on the ground!  It has been unbelievably cold all week!  8 degree’s this morning! brrrrrrr.  Why is it, during the holidays, I don’t feel compelled to complain about the onslaught of winter?  We are digging out boots, looking for matching gloves and layering up with scarves and leggings – it just goes hand in hand with the picturesque season.  As temperatures continue to drop and snow lands in January and February……I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of complaining lol.

We’ve had a fire going nearly every day, next to the brightly lit Christmas tree…….the only thing that can make this cozy picture any better is baking cookies!

It’s no secret that Gooey Butter Cake is a favorite at our house………and Nutella Gooey Butter Cake has even taken over the title as our go-to pot-luck dessert of choice.  It’s always a sure winner! Gooey butter desserts and cookies are always on our dessert table at every holiday.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without our favorite gooey butter cake turned cookie, Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies, or simply Red Velvet Christmas Cookies as my family likes to call them!

red velvet cookies in the oven

Since cookie exchanges are upon us, I thought that this was a perfect time to share our favorite easy red velvet cookies recipe with you!  

How To Make Red Velvet Cookies

Just grab a  Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix, butter, an egg, cream cheese, homemade vanilla, white chocolate chips, and powdered sugar.  Mix it all together.

Red Velvet Cookies mix roll and bake

Roll the 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 of the Red Velvet Cookies to completely cover in sugar.

rolling cookie ball in sugar

Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, a few inches apart.  Bake until set.  These are soft cookies, almost cake like.  After they cool completely, dust with more powdered sugar.

Red Velvet Cookies close up


Get the full Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookie Recipe here.  

Then you can have a gorgeous decadent cookie for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!……….if they make it that long 😉


**TIP:  My secret weapon to keeping my hands clean when I roll cookie dough

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Red Velvet Cookies for Christmas photo collage

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