5 from 1 vote

Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies are the perfect easy cookie recipe for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any festive time of year. They're bright and colourful, gorgeous, delicious, and simple to make with only a few ingredients!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Baking, Cookies, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 167 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


For the cookies:

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (16.5 oz or 468 grams)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 100 grams cream cheese (approximately 3.5 oz)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted to remove any lumps


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Add the cake mix, flour, oil, sour cream, and eggs to a large bowl and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined.

  3. Roll the dough one tablespoon at a time (use a cookie scoop to ensure the cookies are all the same size) in your hands and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, flattening each ball with the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup.

  4. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes (I bake for 8 and a half minutes) until the cookies just lose their shine.

  5. Cool on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

  6. Make the frosting by whipping the cream cheese and butter on high speed until light and fluffy. 

  7. Add the powdered sugar and whip until the mixture is fluffy and spreadable.

  8. Frost the cooled cookies with the back of a small spoon or a small offset spatula and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For best results, enjoy these cookies the day they're made or store in an airtight container overnight and serve the next day.

Freeze the cookies unfrosted if desired, and frost before serving. Freezing the cookies once they're frosted can cause the cookies to become soggy after you remove them from the freezer. 

Nutrition Facts
Soft and Chewy Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.