Pink Velvet Cookies

Pink Velvet Cookies

My kids don’t eat my desserts.

Let me backtrack. When I became a mom, I decided I would bake for my children. They would take freshly made cookies for granted, know the exact texture and thickness of a perfect brownie, and crave my homemade creations with nostalgia when they grew up and left home.

I didn’t realize that small children don’t really like anything decadent. You have to keep it simple. Like, a plain cookie. A sugar one. With nothing else. Sigh. It doesn’t really appeal to my creativity, I’ll tell you that!

But I finally hit upon a cookie that both they and I love! Thank the powers above, because I was in the mood to be cute and girly today, not boring.

Pink Velvet Cookies

Can’t you tell? Look at these cookies. They’re precious! Pink and white and irresistible. I should know. I’ve been hiding them from my kids all day. But I can only hold out so long. I think they’re staging a rebellion. My son just walked by with a particularly dangerous look on his face. You know, a smile that you just know isn’t just a smile? And it’s scary?

Pink Velvet Cookies

So yeah, I’d better talk about these cookies quickly before they disappear before my eyes!

Pink Velvet Cookies

These are cake mix cookies, made with pink velvet cake mix and vanilla pudding. They come together super quick. And they’re so soft and thick!

Pink Velvet Cookies

As you know by now, the best road to thick cookies is usually refrigerating the dough. That’s not as necessary here, though, because there’s no butter in this cookie dough. That’s right! It’s vegetable oil. So you don’t have to spend time waiting for the dough to chill, although it’s also not forbidden if you feel like it anyway!

Pink Velvet Cookies

When you make the cookies, save a few white chocolate chips to dot the tops with. It makes them so pretty!

And then you have a lovely snack, appealing to adults and children alike. Someday, your kids will be away in college, just wishing they had a batch of these. Or maybe not. Either way, you’re going to love them!



  • pink velvet cake mix (Duncan Hines)
  • 3.4 oz. box of vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips



In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the white chocolate chips. Mix well. Once the dough is consistently pink and smooth, add the white chocolate chips.

Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Roll the cookie dough into tall mounds about 2 tablespoons in size. Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Press any white chocolate chips that fall into the bowl onto the tops of the cookies.

Bake for 10 minutes exactly. Let the cookies cool and then remove from the cookie sheets. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    these are just the cutest cookies ever.. love that they are pink velvet. yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Thalia! I’m a sucker for pink anything.

  2. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    Okay. First of all, I’m already sold because the cookie is pink! It doesn’t take much to entertain ME! They also sound delicious! I have yet to try cake mix cookies, and I can’t wait. They look gorgeous!
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    1. Mir

      You’ve gotta try them! No creaming butter. Love that!
      Pink cookies are cute, right? Can’t wait to try more kinds! Thanks, Michele!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Aren’t kids just the funniest? You go through all the trouble of making fancy foods or ones that require a lot of work, and they don’t want it or don’t care. Kids, I tell ya! 🙂

    These cookies look delicious, Mir! I love the pretty pink color and the white chocolate chips that stand out. And what a great idea to use cake mix and pudding mix in these!
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    1. Mir

      I know. So much for making happy food memories for my kids!
      Thanks! I love cake mix cookies. They’re so easy!

  4. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Such a great idea with that pretty color! How great would these be for a birthday party?!

    1. Mir

      So great! My birthday is in a few weeks, too. I like the way you think, Pamela!

  5. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    What is it with these kids and their simple desserts?! My youngest always tells me that my desserts have too much going on, haha! They’ll get it one day! 😉 These cookies sound delish!
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    1. Mir

      I know. Kids are so weird.

  6. ChristineM

    got these in the frig now chillin’ out. I used white chocolate instead of vanilla, because I didn’t have vanilla instant pudding. LOL we shall see!

    1. Mir

      Oooh, wonder how that will turn out. Let me know, Christine!

      1. ChristineM

        delish! I had to bake mine a wee bit longer due to my old oven but I am taking them to my doctor’s office. 10 yr survivor of breast cancer and I have to get more surgery unfortunately so they get pink cookies!!

        1. Mir

          My mom is a survivor, Christine, so that’s an issue close to my heart. Be healthy, be strong, and I’m thinking of you!

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