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Red Velvet Milky Way Cake Cookies


What is it about red velvet cookies that make my heart skip a beat?  The deep fantastic red color?  Who knows, but what I do know is that these simple, no fuss, make in about 15 minute cookies are to die for!

Try them for yourself, you’ll see what I’m talking about.  As if they are not good enough, I’ve added giant chunks of Dark Milky Way bars to the dough with some cute little mini chocolate chips.

Perfect for your Valentine and even better for yourself, lol!  Enjoy friends!

It’s hard to tell by this photo, but this is a red velvet cake mix.  It looks chocolate until you start mixing in your wet ingredients.


Add a semi-melted stick of butter to the bowl.

You can start to see the cake mix turning red behind the butter 🙂

Add one nice egg and a couple tablespoons of oil.

How Fabulous is this dough?

Ok, time for these midnight dark Milky Way bars.  If you haven’t tried these before, they really don’t taste like dark chocolate and they are soooo much better than the original Milky Ways.  Trust me on this one.

Ummmm.  Yes please.

They were so photogenic I couldn’t stop taking their picture, lol!

Ok, into the bowl they go.

Add some mini chocolate chips right on top and give a good mix.

Scoop nice scoops of dough onto your silpat liner.  Parchment paper works great too.

Press each cookie flat before baking.  I like how they bake much better this way.

Ahhhh, piping hot ready to come out of the oven.  Look at that nougat!

This just makes me happy.

….and this too 🙂  Enjoy!


Red Velvet Milky Way Cake Cookies


  • 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 full size Dark Milky Way Bars
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place cake mix, butter, egg and oil into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Cut up Milky Way bars into chunks and stir into dough along with the chocolate chips. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet placing about 1 inch apart. Press each cookie down almost flat about 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until baked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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  1. 101
    Stephanie says:

    These are AMAZING!! I make these cookies every Christmas and 4th of July – they are by far my family’s favorite! I do a triple batch and increase the Milky Ways by about 50%. They are ridiculously easy and SO SO SO good!!

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    Shawnee says:

    Mine were only in oven 10 min. they did not cook pretty but melted in large candy globs. they were not very tasty either.

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    Kathy says:

    The first time I made these, I thought they were too sweet and one dimentional. I made a few minor adjustments and I now think they are fabulous!

    I added a tablespoon of espresso powder and a 1/4 tsp of salt. I used richer chocolate chunks instead of the mini chips. To topthem off, I drizzled melted whit chocolate on top. Beautiful and delicious! You’d never know they started from a box cake mix!

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