Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies


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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Happy Holidays!! I’m Cheryl, the self proclaimed net freak and voice behind I’m super excited to be small part of Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas event! You can tell by the looks of my kitchen that the holiday baking season is upon us. Cookies are usually on everyone’s holiday baking list, so I thought I’d share one of my family’s favorites…….Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Being from St. Louis, Gooey Butter Cake is a must have at our house and there was always one made for Christmas morning. The only thing that comes close to gooey butter cake, is gooey butter cookies……make them Red Velvet and you have a holiday cookie hit and a boxed cake mix makes them so simple you’ll have no excuse not to make them!


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)

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

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.

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 if you’d like.

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Now you have a gorgeous decadent cookies for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!……….if they make it that long ;)



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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

A gorgeous decadent cookies for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!...if they make it that long ;)



  • 15.25 ounces package Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon 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.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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21 comments on “Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies”

  1. These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing Cheryl! Xo

  2. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    Those look amazing! Perfect or a cookie exchange!


  3. These look delicious – we love gooey butter cake. Excited to try it in cookie form!

  4. Cheryl you amaze me with your baking/cooking skills. Everything looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  5. Oh my- red velvet anything grabs my attention. Will have to try these.

  6. Red Velvet Cookies? Yes please!

  7. Thanks everyone!! and Thanks Jamielyn for inviting me to the party!!!!

    • Hi – will try these for a cookie exchange. Would you happen to know the quantity of cake mix package (there are various brands/sizes)? Thanks!

  8. I was going to make these Thursday for a cookie exchange Sunday…. Will they be ok that long? Do they freeze well? Thank you so much!!!

  9. Do you have to add White Chocolate chips? Or can that just be taken out or something else added in its place?

  10. I’m not usually a red velvet fan but I made these for my holiday cookie tray because they were pretty and oh my goodness they are delicious! Thank you for sharing!!

  11. I don’t usually make things that aren’t from scratch, but I had so many kinds of cookies on my plate (literally!) to bake this holiday season that I decided to add these to the mix for an easy change. They turned out fantastic, looked beautiful, and taste great. Thanks for the nice cake doctoring! :]

  12. I just made these the other day. They are super fluffy and delicious!

  13. We make these (“Cream Cheese Cookies”) with Cherry Chip cake mix (and no chocolate chips or powdered sugar) and it is great!
    Typically using a full stick of butter but I don’t think it is required, my step mother just really likes lots of butter in everything.. ;)

  14. These were amazing! A huge hit at the event I brought them to, and I couldn’t stop eating them.

  15. AMAZING!!! best cookies ever they were perfect but don’t be shy with the powdered sugar! 

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