Red Velvet Cake cookies with Cream Cheese Thumbprint

The other day, I bought two boxes of red velvet cake mix at the grocery store. Because it was on sale. I don’t really even like red velvet cake! About two weeks ago, I made cake pops with the first box. They turned out alright but made me feel a little bit sick. Yep, I am the girl who really doesn’t like icing but wants to because everyone else likes icing. Icing mixed with cake covered in chocolate just did not do it for me.

But a cookie, I LOVE a cookie. So, I decided to make cookies with the cake mix and add a little cream cheese because everything is better with cream cheese!

Red Velvet Box Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Box of red velvet cake mix

2 eggs

1 stick butter

2 tbls. vegetable oil

1/4 c. cocoa powder (i wanted theme to REALLY taste like chocolate)

1 tsp. vanilla


Cream Cheese Filling

1/2 package cream cheese

1 tblsp milke

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.

2.  Cream butter, add one egg at a time until incorporated, and then add the vanilla, oil and cocoa powder

3.  Mix the cake mix in until all ingredients are incorporated, but no need to kill it.  Just get everything mixed up.

5.  Beat cream cheese until smooth, and powdered sugar and milk to taste.  (like I said, I am not a huge frosting fan, so I make mine less sweet).

6.  Drop cookies onto a cookie sheet.  Then create a thumbprint depression and fill in with heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture.

7.  Bake for 8 minutes, let rest on the sheet a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Enjoy!!!


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5 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake cookies with Cream Cheese Thumbprint

  1. I have used Red Velvet Cake Mix in the past to make cookies for the holidays.
    Easy recipe I saw on GMA years ago:
    1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
    1 8 oz Tub Whipped Topping (the GMA recipe was for Cool Whip)
    1 Egg
    Powdered Sugar
    Mix all ingredients together (except powdered sugar) to form a sticky dough. Roll cookie sized dough balls. Roll cookies through powdered sugar and place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will flatten and pwd. sugar will create a crackle effect. You can sub other cake mixes for the red velvet, lemon works well, or tint white cake mix with food color to make a variety of colors.

    Mix ingredients together

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