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Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cookies

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cookies are an easy-to-make dessert with a boxed cake mix base that are decorated with chocolate and sprinkles! Whip up two dozen cookies in under an hour to share with all of your loved ones!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 76kcal


  • 1 (15oz.) box red velvet cake mix
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips or melting wafers
  • Sprinkles


  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well mixed. Set the bowl in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to chill.
  • About 5 minutes before you pull the dough out of the refrigerator, set the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Roll the dough into balls and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the edges have sent. Do not overbake.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler pot until it is smooth and completely melted. Remove the chocolate bowl from the double boiler pot and set it aside. If using melted wafers, you can melt them in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth.
  • Dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate and cover it in sprinkles. Once the cookies have all been dipped in the chocolate and covered in sprinkles, let them sit for 10 minutes or place them back into the refrigerator for 5 to 8 minutes so that the chocolate can harden.


  • How To Store: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • How Can I Melt The Chocolate If I Don’t Have A Double Boiler? No worries at all! Just bring a pot of water to simmer on the stovetop and then place a heat-proof bowl on top of it. Then add the chocolate into the top bowl to melt. Be sure the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the simmering water. Or you can just melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals!
  • Can I Use Pink Melting Wafers Instead Of White? Of course, use whatever color you prefer! Pink would add another great touch of Valentine’s Day color to these cookies!


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg