Red Velvet Brownie Cookies use cake mix and only 4 total ingredients to make a gooey, rich, fudgey cookie from simple supplies. This easy recipe is just as good as from scratch!
If you ever need the easiest and most crowd-pleasing cookie recipe in the world; one that is a clutch and go-to recipe when you're short on time; I've got it for you today.
In case you haven't heard, you can make an incredibly simple cookie recipe from cake mix! All you have to do is add a little bit more butter and take most (if not all of) the liquid out of the recipe. You want a cookie dough to be a lot thicker than a cake batter so the dough will hold up through baking. The butter does just that, as well as making the cookies nice and fudgey!
The trick to making these cookies thick and gooey and brownie-like is chilling your dough in the fridge for at least a couple of hours after blending. The butter needs to be soft and stirrable when blending your batter; it needs to be really firm and thick when baking. By chilling your dough, you're keeping the cookies from spreading too much while baking. If you don't chill, they'll probably come out looking like pancakes (still delicious, though!).
You'll also want to make the spoonfuls of dough kind of tall on your cookie sheet. If you flatten them out, you're speeding up the spreading process (something you don't want to do if you want thick cookies). Go for almost tower-like spoonfuls.
Who knows – you might just have the ingredients for these Red Velvet Brownie Cookies in your pantry right now! And this recipe can absolutely be adapted for any cake mix flavor you'd like to try. Chocolate, Strawberry, or even Spice Cake mix would make for an amazing twist on this easy recipe.
Here's the recipe for Red Velvet Brownie Cookies!
Red Velvet Brownie Cookies
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 6 oz white baking chips (about 1/2 of a bag)
- In a large bowl, blend cake mix, butter, and eggs. Fold in white baking chips.
- Chill cookie dough for at least 2 hours before baking.
- Spoon 1.5" balls of cookie dough onto a lined cookie sheet. Cookie dough balls should be taller, rather than flat. Bake at 350 degrees for about 14 minutes, until dough is set and sides start to brown.
Hope you enjoy this one, guys! Check back tomorrow for my third and final Christmas Cookie recipe for the year. You can check out the previous recipes here.