Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies {Your new favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe!} (2024)


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With a pretty red sparkle, these fabulous red velvet cake mix cookies will be the star of your holiday events. Perfect for holiday parties, cookie swaps, and even gifts for friends and neighbors. If you like candy cane kiss cookies, you’ll LOVE these!

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Amazing Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Looking for some pretty red velvet cake mix cookies? If you were thinking that this Christmas needs something new, then these sparkly, delicious Candy Cane Kiss Cookies will be right up your alley!

Made with delicious Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses, these fun Christmas cookies are the perfect easy recipe for your next cookie exchange or Christmas party.

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These Red Velvet Cookies start with a red velvet cake mix!

These Red Velvet cookies are really easy to make! They start with a fool-proof Red Velvet cake mix, along with just a few other ingredients. The batter is super moist, as it includes both butter and cream cheese! The dough is then rolled in red sugar sprinkles, and baked to perfection.

These red velvet cookies come out of the oven with a beautiful sparkle. While still hot, simply add a pretty red and white striped Candy Cane Kiss, and let cool. Aren’t they lovely?!

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Red velvet cake mix cookies perfect for just about any occasion!

One batch of these cookies makes nearly 4 dozen cookies, so these are perfect for putting together cookie plates to give to friends and neighbors. They’re also great for shipping to loved ones that live far away, or keeping on hand for holiday parties, or office & school events.

These would also be great for Valentine’s Day – simply add a white chocolate kiss in the center or any other seasonal Valentine’s day chocolate.

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These Red Velvet Candy Cane Kiss Cookies really are the perfect cookie for the holidays. Simple, easy to make, and beautiful enough to bring out for your fancy holiday parties! Enjoy! ~Erin

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OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop (Amazon Link) – The key to getting uniform cookies that are all the same size is to use a cookie scoop. I’ve had this OXO cookie scoop for years, and it works great!

Silicone Baking Mat – Set of 3 Half Sheet (Amazon Link) – One of my favorite baking tools are these silicone baking mats. I use them pretty much anytime I’m baking something on a sheet pan. Fantastic for cookies, and also great for roasting vegetables, sheet pan meals and even tater tots!

Nordic Ware Aluminum Half-Sheet Baking Pans (Amazon Link) – I’m currently obsessed with these baking sheets! Not only do they work wonderfully for cookies, but I love using them for sheet pan dinners, too!

If you loved these delicious Red Velvet Cookies, be sure to check out some of my other delicious Christmas cookie & candy recipes:

  • Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • Peppermint Red Velvet Fudge
  • Penguin Cookies
  • Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
  • Reindeer Pretzels
  • Double Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces Cookies
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chocolate Dipped Ritz Cracker Cookies
  • Chocolate Covered Cashews
  • Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Here’s the recipe for these fantastic Red Velvet Candy Cane Kiss Cookies:

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Erin Indahl-Fink

With a pretty sparkle and topped with a candy cane kiss, these fabulous red velvet cake mix cookies will be the star of your holiday season. Excellent for a Christmas cookie exchange!

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Additional Time 1 hour hr

Total Time 1 hour hr 25 minutes mins

Course Desserts

Cuisine American

Servings 4 dozen cookies

Calories 61 kcal


  • Stand Mixer This KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a must-have tool for any home baker!


  • 1 (13.25 oz.) Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 (3.25 oz. bottle) Red Sugar sprinkles
  • 2 pkgs. Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses about 48 kisses


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with a silicone making mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the egg and extract and cream together until fully incorporated and a smooth consistency. Gradually add the cake mix approximately one cup at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Batter will be thick. Refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours. This will help the dough be less sticking when handling and rolling into balls.

  • In a separate medium bowl (like a cereal bowl) pour about half of the red sugar sprinkles.

  • Roll cookie dough into 1" balls, and then roll the dough balls in the red sugar sprinkles. Place about 1 dozen cookie balls onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.

  • While cookies bake, unwrap the kisses, so they are ready to go when cookies come out of the oven. When cookies are done baking, immediately press a kiss into the center of the cookie, and let cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely. Serve right away or store in airtight container at room temperature. Can also freeze cookies, and bring to room temperature prior to serving.


Milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate kisses can also be substituted for the candy cane kisses.


Serving: 1gCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 85mgSugar: 7g

Keyword red velvet cookies, red velvet cake mix cookies, candy cane kiss cookies

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