Red Velvet M&M Cookies


Red Velvet M&M Cookies

Did you see the fun ice cream cake I posted about yesterday?  I think between the cake, these cookies, and the puppy chow snack mix from Friday, it is safe to say I have jumped on the Red Velvet band wagon.  Until I started blogging I really didn’t know what red velvet was.  Now, it seems necessary to jump on board when everywhere I turn red velvet is going crazy.  For those of you who are not red velvet fans, I promise this is the last recipe for this year!

Red Velvet M&M Cookies

For these red velvet cookies I used the leftover cake mix from the puppy chow.  So they kind of had to be made, don’t you think?  I mean, what else are you going to do with half a box of cake mix and half a bag of M&M’s.  A couple years I made my first cake mix cookies, and they were so easy.  The cookies come together in just a few minutes, no mixer required, and they bake up thick and chewy.  My husband was on the phone with his parents when I decided to make these.  Before he was even done talking to them, they were out of the oven.  I am all about quick gratification with my desserts!

Red Velvet M&M Cookies

I am writing the recipe using a full box of cake mix.  But if you have made the puppy chow, like I did, you will have about 1/2 a box of cake mix left.  So I cut the recipe in half, and then just added a little bit of milk to get a dough.  If you don’t have M&M’s, you can easily add chocolate chips instead.  Either way you will get the bursts of chocolate that all cookies need.

Red Velvet M&M Cookies

Yields 2

Thick and chew red velvet cookies made from a cake mix. Super quick and easy.

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 2 Tbls flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup M&M's


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together cake mix and flour. Add eggs, canola oil, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Fold in M&M's.
  3. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Top with additional M&M's if desired.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Slightly adapted from Created By Diane


Red Velvet M&M Cookies


  1. These are so…. pretty! I love that they can be made so quickly too! When the cookie mood grabs me it’s got to be fast! :)

  2. Saw these on Facebook! So cute!

  3. Someone’s got a sweet tooth! Puppy chow, cake, and now these cookies? I like this sugar-craving Erin! :)

  4. These cookies look so simple and perfect for Valentine’s day! Pretty.

  5. Pretty yummy looking cookies and easy is always great too.

  6. These are the perfect Valentine cookie!

  7. How sinfully yummy are these! Have a box of Red Velvet cake mix in the pantry and I’ve been on a cookie binge lately. Def gotta try your recipe this week. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Happy belated Valentines Day! These cookies look so cute and I bet they did not last long.


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