Red Velvet Crackles

Santa wants you all to know that this is his new favourite cookie.  Luckily they are a cinch to make, so when Christmas Eve comes around and you have 101 things to do, the kids can help make these festive cookies and they can be on Santa’s plate in 20 minutes tops, include only 4 ingredients and minimal clean-up.  Yes, yes and yes.

I haven’t had a cake mix in the cupboard for years.  One of the items in my President’s Choice holiday goodie box was their PC Red Velvet Cake Mix.  I really wanted to test it, but wasn’t in the mood for cake or cupcakes, then I remembered making cake mix cookies back in the day.  Up until now, I don’t think you could buy a red velvet cake mix in this part of Canada, so hopefully these will become a new holiday favourite.  I had read mixed reviews of the mix on the PC website, but as a cookie, I have no complaints with taste or colour.  These cookies look like a gingersnap, but don’t be fooled, they are a soft, chewy cookie with crispy, sugary edges.
My Red Velvet Crackles
Makes 2-3 dozen cookies
1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
2 eggs, large
1/3 cup oil (I used corn oil)
Sugar for rolling
Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl with a spoon.  That’s it folks.  Roll into balls, mine were on the large size, just a bit smaller than a Timbit.  Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet, leaving room between the balls, they will flatten.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (my large ones took the full 12 minutes).  Transfer cookies to cooling rack and store in an airtight container.  While I haven’t froze any from this batch, they do freeze wonderfully.
You might want to remind Santa that his tongue will be red after eating some of these cookies ;)
I received free product to test to be able to provide review, but my opinions, as always, are just that…  mine.
About Heather Nolan

Heather Nolan lives just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She loves her lil' family, her cats, traveling, and creating in the kitchen. Her phone is often confused for a conjoined twin.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I am SO trying this! Thanks!

  2. These look so simple and delicious – sending hubby tO the store for ingredients now! Thanks for posting!!!

  3. Christy, I hope they turned out just as well for you :)

  4. Oh my goodness!!! Who needs those expensive name brand cookies when you can whip these up in just a few minutes?! They were FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Even my diabetic grandma who isn’t a red velvet fan loved them. I made nearly two dozen one night, they were all gone by the next. You weren’t kidding when you said they’d be Santa’s new favorite, they’re certainly mine! Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe!

  5. They are addictive :) They’ll be great for Valentine’s Day too!

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I ended up making 3 batches during the holidays! What are your instructions on freezing and defrosting them? And before or after they’re baked?

  7. I have never frozen them, but like most cookies I’m sure they would freeze well after being baked and cooled.

  8. I love anything red velvet, it is my favorite flavor! Thanks so much for adapting a cookie recipe!

  9. Anne Taylor says:

    These cookies look and sound amazing (and pretty easy) I think I’ll be making these with my grandkids this Christmas!



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