How to Make Easy Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Valentine’s Day cries out for Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies! Don’t you hear the cries? These are the easiest cutout cookies you’ll ever make. At least, they are for me.

I don’t make cutout cookies very often because I’ve had way too many fails. But these cookies are fail-proof. Also, you’ll need only three ingredients for these Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies. And it all begins with a red velvet cake mix. Yep – cutout cookies from a cake mix.

Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

As I was thinking about making these cookies, I knew I had to throw some cream cheese frosting in there somewhere. It’s my favorite. So, I decided to add the frosting as a filling between two cookies.

I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix for this recipe. This recipe makes 26 cookies that are approximately 1/8″ thick.  Once sandwiched together, that means you’ll have 13 cookies. If you need more cookies, double the recipe.

To roll out the cookies, I placed the chilled dough (the dough MUST be chilled) on wax paper and used my trusty wooden rolling pin. It’s so easy and the dough didn’t stick to the rolling pin or the paper.

Helpful Hint: When I make these cookies, I chill the dough for at least 20 minutes. Then I take 1/2 of the dough from the fridge and leave the other half chilling. Once the cookies were cut out, they were put back in the fridge to wait their turn to bake.

Let’s Make Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Combine the cake mix, softened butter and an egg in a mixing bowl. Beat until it forms a dough, about 2 minutes. Place dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 20 minutes.

Remove half the dough from the refrigerator and roll out to 1/8″ thick. Cut with a medium sized heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Roll the Cookie Dough for Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Place the cutout cookies on a parchment lined baking pan, about one inch apart. Stick them back in the refrigerator while you roll out the other half of the dough. I use three cookie sheets.

Rolled out Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Bake for 8 minutes and cool for one minute before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies Cooling on Cookie Rack

Combine the cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium until combined. Add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Spread about a tablespoon and a half of frosting onto the flat side of a cookie. I just eyeball it so it may be a little more than that. Top with another cookie, flat side down.

Sandwich the frosting between the Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Note: You will probably have some cream cheese frosting left over. I always do. Refrigerate the frosting and use it for a fruit dip. Yum!

Adding frosting to Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

How to Make Easy Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Frosting:
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. With an electric mixer, mix the cake mix, egg and butter until it forms a dough, about 2 minutes.
  2. Refrigerate the dough for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Remove 1/2 of the dough and roll out to 1/8" thick. Cut with a medium heart shaped cookie cutter. Be sure to combine the strips of cookie dough that are left and re-roll.
  4. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator while you roll out the remaining dough.
  5. Bake at 350º for 8 minutes. Cool for one minute on the baking sheet placed on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Frosting:
  7. Mix the cream cheese and butter on medium until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  8. Place about 1-1/2 Tablespoons frosting on the flat side of a cookie. Top with another cookie, flat side down. Store in the refrigerator.
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Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies

These Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies are a big hit with the family! They would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! What’s your favorite cookie?

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Comments

  1. robin rue says:

    Those cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I have always been a BIG fan of red velvet, so I am excited to try these.

  2. I’ve made cake mix cookies and they are so easy to make. These look great, they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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  3. Double stacking cookies with a yummy filling in-between is a favorite. Makes the cookie seem that much more special. Can’t ever go wrong with red velvet anything.
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  4. Those are too adorable. I’m not a fan of chocolate – I know. I’m like the 0.0001% of the population that doesn’t like chocolate but I’d actually want to take a nibble of that because it doesn’t look too rich in chocolate. Also those sugar cookies look really scrumptious too!!

  5. Oh yum, I would love these! Red Velvet is such a great flavor. These look pretty–and scrumptious! I’ve always gobbled up cream cheese frosting.
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  6. Angelic Sinova says:

    Those Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cookies look so yummy. Those look like the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! Who doesn’t love red velvet?

  7. My youngest keeps asking to make cookies using cake mix. These are perfect. And I don’t know how you have left over frosting. Ours gets eaten with fingers and spoons and soon as we’re done.
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  8. You can never go wrong with red velvet! These look so delectable. I love how simple the recipe is.
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  9. This past few weeks I am craving for velvet cake, I don’t know why. Seeing your velvet cookies motivates me to make one of my own. Everything you bake looks so good.

  10. What a perfectly easy Valentine treat. I’m not a fan of red velvet but I bet my kids would love it.

  11. I love red velvet and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I think it’s time to make some more red velvet treats. These cookies sound like the perfect dessert!!
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  12. I can’t believe that it isn’t almost Valentines Day already. THESE look like the perfect sweet treat for the holiday.

  13. That is so neat! I can’t believe you did this with red velvet cake mix. I’m not a baker, but this is totally something I can do!!

  14. Oh wow, I love red velvet! This is the perfect Valentines day treat. I am not a big cook, but I do enjoy baking. Something like this would be fun to make as a simple gift for my husband.
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  15. These look so yummy! I love the frosting in the middle.

  16. I love this recipe! It is such a cute one for Valentine’s Day!
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  17. Our Family World says:

    Awesome! I have a package of red velvet cake mix in my pantry. I am going to make some and if I get it perfectly, I will make more on Valentine’s day!

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I know these cookies would be the perfect Valentine treat. But honestly, I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day. I will make this soon as I get all the ingredients together!

  19. Those heart shaped cookies look amazing and the recipe is easy to try. Thanks for sharing!

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