Cooking With Katie: Red Velvet Cookies

I hope you enjoy them!
I hope you enjoy them!

Hello, Happy Wednesday, and welcome to "Cooking with Katie".

This week's recipe is Red Velvet Cookies with Homemade Cream Cheese Icing. The name sounds like it would be a complicated recipe, but it's actually one of the easiest recipes my Grandma Slattery handed down. The cookies only use three ingredients, a box of cake mix, eggs, and oil. The icing only uses four.

My Grandma Slattery and mom used to make the cake cookies all the time using a Cherry Chip flavor of cake mix. It was really good. We decided to start experimenting with other cake flavors and found that Red Velvet was delightfully delectable. We added the icing to make it even better and we often make then for Christmas.

These cookies have appeared in the newsroom a few times now. Once was for Brandon Bartlett's birthday treats, another was for a coworkers last day, and today.  They're pretty much gone now.

I hope you enjoy them!

Red Velvet Cookies


  • 1 Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil


Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl stir together the cake mix, eggs, and oil. This will take a bit and will start to come together is a big red ball.  Roll the cookie dough into a ball and place on an unbaked cookie sheet. (The oil in the cookie keeps it from sticking to the pan.)

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookie "puffs" and is "cracking".

Cool on wire rack or paper towels.  In the meantime whip up the cream cheese icing.

Homemade Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1 Stick of Butter Softened
  • 8oz of Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2-3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract


In a bowl mix together the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add the vanilla, mixing until blended. Add one cup of powdered sugar at a time until you reach the desired thickness and sweetness you desire. I use all three. Ice the cookies and enjoy!

***Feel free to try other Cake Mix Flavors for cookies. The bake time & ingredients remain the same.  You can use other icing flavors.  Some will taste great others not so much. I do know that Funfetti Cake Cookies with the icing are great. I made those frequently in college for dinner parties.