Red Velvet Blossom Cookies are made from a cake mix with sparkling red sugar crystals on the outside and melty chocolate Hershey’s Kisses in the middle.

Red velvet blossom cookies with Hershey's chocolate kisses in the center.

I’m all over red treats right now! Valentine’s Day must be coming up, haha! Y’all have one month to figure out what you’re doing, so I want to be sure to give you some fun ideas, and these Red Velvet Blossoms are 5 ingredients easy! The kids love making and eating them too!

These pictures just don’t do the vibrant red color of these cookies justice because it was a cloudy day, but believe me, these cookies are GORGEOUS!

Red velvet blossom cookies with Hershey's chocolate kisses in the center.

I really enjoyed these cookies fresh from the oven because they are crisp on the outside and fudgy on the inside. I like that the chocolate kiss on top was still melty too! MMM!!!

Red velvet blossom cookies with Hershey's chocolate kisses in the center.

The only warning that should come with these cookies is that they can make your mouth red (duh), so the little ones might get a bit messy! Nonetheless, they are the perfect red treat for at least 2 holidays out of the year!

Red Velvet Blossoms - only 6 ingredients to make these chewy, chocolatey, red velvet cookies! Perfect for Valentine's Day or Christmas!

Red Velvet Blossoms

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Yield: 28 cookies


  • 1 (15.25oz) box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (3.5oz) jar red sugar crystals
  • Hershey Kisses (approximately 28)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the red velvet cake mix, oil, and eggs until no dry lumps appear. Batter will be thick and sticky.
  3. Pour the red sugar crystals into a bowl. Use a small (#50) cookie scoop (a heaping Tablespoon) to measure the dough. Squeeze the scoop to release the cookie dough ball directly into the bowl of sugar crystals. Swirl the bowl to coat the cookie dough balls, one at a time, in the red sugar crystals. Place coated dough balls a few inches apart on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Bake at 350˚F for 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately press a chocolate kiss in the center of each warm cookie gently. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  • This recipe has been altered from the original to make up for the smaller size of cake mixes. There is no longer water in the batter and an extra egg was added to the dough.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and is an estimation only.

 Recipe lightly altered and re-written from This Silly Girl’s Life