Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies #fbcookieswap

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Have you heard of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap?  You haven’t?  This is the 3rd year for the cookie swap, and with 619 participants in 8 countries this year, we teamed up with Cookies for Kids Cancer and raised over $13,000. 

Each food blogger received 3 mystery names to send their cookies to – boy oh boy did I get some yummy cookies.  Plus it was so much fun getting 3 little packages filled with goodies.  Of course the best part was knowing that we were able to raise $13,000 to help children with cancer, and hopefully those funds will help to brighten their holidays!

With my crazy holiday schedule I selected a cookie I know is delicious and quick and easy to prepare.  Living in St. Louis, Missouri, home of the Gooey Butter Cake I opted to make Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies.  You might recall this past summer I made Gooey Butter Cookies with Coconut and Dark Chocolate Chips.  Both gooey and velvety, you just can’t beat them!  I thought the Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies would be perfect for the holidays since they’re red.

If you need to add more cookies to your party table, bring dessert to a party or going to a cookie swap, try these – everyone will love them.

Thanks to Lindsay of Love&OliveOil and Julie of TheLittleKitchen for hosting

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Here’s the recipe, I hope you love them too……..

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar


  1. Combine cake mix, cream cheese, butter, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer.
  2. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. With a cookie scoop or teaspoon, take batter and roll into a ball - walnut size.
  4. Roll in powdered sugar and place on parchment or foil lined cookie sheet.
  5. Place cookies in a preheated 350F degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to slightly brown.
  6. Remove from oven.  If desired sprinkle with more powdered sugar and serve.