Connie's Red Velvet Cookies

Connie Ottman


These wonderful cookies are moist and yummy. People are always asking for the recipe. They are so easy to make and look fantastic in cookie trays. Orginally, this recipe appeared on the side of a Duncan Hines red velvet food cake mix. I tweaked the recipe a little to suit my taste. Once cooled, stuff your little mouth till you explode;)


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15 Min
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  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 box
    duncan hines red velvet cake mix
  • 2
    large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest (i used the zest of an entire lemon)

How to Make Connie's Red Velvet Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish. Mix with a fork to blend.
  4. Place cake mix, cooled butter, eggs and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Mix by hand until well blended and a dough forms. (I use a heavy wooden spoon to mix.)
  6. Forn dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered. (An ice cream scoop makes this step easier.)
  7. Place balls on a cool, ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake one sheet at a time, in center of oven for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, enjoy!
  11. Store in an airtight container with wax paper or parchment separating layers.

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About Connie's Red Velvet Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #easy

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