Take-out Tuesday, Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

We had a very Jolly time!

but when your guests arrive at 11am on Christmas Eve, you better do as much as possible the day before

It was 3:30 pm Christmas Eve Eve, and I was melting…


Everything for the gathering was done except for one more cookie

I was very tempted to serve a bowl of candy canes instead…

But let me tell you, these cookies are so easy to make

You can make them even when you’re running on empty

 about to go down the drain…

They bake in 7-10 minutes, so you get a reward almost immediately…

The perfect holiday cookie!

They are soft and really do taste like red velvet cake

With a smear of canned cream cheese icing and a few peppermint sprinkles they are party ready in no time at all!

This is a versatile cookie, you can get 3 different flavors depending on how you decorate them

The cookies are wonderful just plain, soft red velvet texture like cake and the white chocolate chips for extra flavor

Frosted with cream cheese icing, they take like red velvet cupcakes

Topped with crushed peppermint candies, they taste like candy canes

By the way, today, December 26 is National Candy Cane Day!

One batch of cookies, 3 different flavors!

Perfect for any red and white occasion…Christmas, Valentine’s Day…and…

The Sugar Bowl!!

There are a gazillion recipes for Red Velvet Cookies floating on Pinterest, this one is adapted from several of the ones I read

Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
decorate 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 T water
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • cream cheese icing canned or homemade
  • peppermint candy pieces


  • Beat cake mix with eggs, butter and water until combined, 1-2 minutes. Stir in white chocolate chips. Drop by small spoonfuls, about 2 T per cookie, onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, spaced 1-2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes. Cookies might look a little under done but will set up when cool. Let cookies cool completely before decorating.
  • Frost cookies with icing and sprinkle with peppermint if desired.


Cookies without peppermints taste like red velvet cupcakes
Keyword cake mix cookies, Christmas cookies, easy cookies, peppermint cookies, red velvet cookies

Happy National Candy Cane Day!

🍭   πŸͺ   🍭   πŸͺ   🍭   πŸͺ

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18 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Perfect cookie for a perfect bowl game title, Jenna!

  2. Jenna, we love red velvet anything! Happy day after Christmas! I am readying for out-of-town company that will arrive tomorrow, and afterwards I am closing the kitchen! LOL

  3. Jodi says:

    A perfect Christmas cookie indeed! Beautiful Grandies!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    What a joyful holiday you had!

  5. Super jolly! I’m glad you had a very Merry Christmas — and I know you all ate very well!

  6. Lynn says:

    Looks like everyone is having a great holiday-enjoy:@)

  7. Haha I was thinking the very same thing…..you need to bake more for your Sugar Bowl party!

  8. Kitty says:

    Loved the picture of all the kids with Santa!! I’m sure Santa and everyone else enjoyed those red velvet cookies, Jenna. I will definitely be trying a version of them… maybe around Valentine’s day. I’m baked out right now!!! I’m sure Cissy would love to make them when she pops over. Merry Belated Christmas to you!

  9. Mary says:

    Such festive cookie Jenna! I’ve seen all those fun cake mix cookie recipes but haven’t tried any of them. Love all the kiddos posing with Santa! Hope your Christmas was Merry & Bright. β™₯

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