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Ooey Gooey Red Velvet Cookies {Gluten-Free}

These Ooey Gooey Red Velvet Cookies are sure to make your sweetie swoon! So delicious that nobody would ever know they are gluten-free.

A long time ago I fell in love with red velvet. At the time, it was in the form of a decadent little gluten-free cupcake made by my dear friend Julia. As a baker extraordinaire, she created the most luscious, mouth watering dessert I have ever had. I wasn’t the only one who loved them. Her gluten-free goodies were sold in stores and served at local restaurants in Arizona for some time. After a few years though, Julia decided it was the best thing for her and her family to not continue with their gluten-free baking. I wasΒ very sad to see her leave that talent but understood it was for she and her family’s best interest. Since then however, I have been wanting to create a dessert as memorable as her delicious red velvet cupcakes. I decided this year that I was up to the task. These ooey gooey red velvet cookies are both moist, soft and absolutely delicious. I’m not joking when I say that I ate 3 back-to-back. They are so simple to make! I used Namaste chocolate cake mix but you can use any gluten-free cake mix in this recipe.

Red Velvet Cookies {Gluten-Free}

I ended up serving these at my annual Galentines day party (more on that to come very soon) where nobody but myself has to live gluten-free. The girls said they were delicious! They thought both presentation and taste were spot on.

Now, I realize that the red dye isn’t ideal. Truly yucky stuff but to get that deep red color, it is almost impossible without it. I’ve tried the natural food dyes on the market and they just aren’t potent enough for red velvet. Feel free to leave it out if you don’t mind the lack of red color. It is much healthier for you that way.

I have to say that I may be making these delicious ooey gooey red velvet cookies for more than just Valentines. Just think, they would be perfection at Christmas time with some green sprinkles and could even make for an eerie little treat at halloween if dressed up right. We sure loved these cookies and think they will also make you and your Valentine swoon…

Gluten-Free Ooey Gooey Red Velvet Cookies

Some of my blogger friends and I are excited to share a Sweets for Your Sweet roundup of gluten-free Valentines goodies with all of you PLUS a KitchenaidΒ giveaway! The kitchenaid comes with a glass bowl but we are also throwing in this stainless steel bowl as well. The total with is right around $375.00. It’s just our way of saying how much we all LOVE you guys! Be sure to check out everybody’s recipes below and enter to win. Good luck and Happy Valentines Day! My favorite holiday EVER!!

{Gluten-Free} Ooey Gooey Red Velvet Cookies

Ooey Gooey Red Velvet Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie


  • 16 oz gluten-free chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 T red food dye
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • Cream cheese frosting: 4 oz butter, 4 oz cream cheese, 2 C powdered sugar & 1/2 tsp gluten-free vanilla whipped together


  1. Preheat oven to 350?. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the egg and mix. Slowly add the cake mix, food dye and cocoa powder and mix until well combined. Scoop by medium ice cream scoops (2 T) onto a greased, or my favorite, a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a cup and bake 12-15 minutes. Frost cooled cookies with cream cheese frosting and top with gluten-free sprinkles.

15 Sweets for Your Sweeties – Gluten-free recipes to share with your loved ones for Valentine’s Day or anytime. Listed in the order they appear in the photo, left to right, row by row:

Sweets for Sweeties Gluten-free Recipes & Kitchenaide Giveaway!

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  1. Kathy Kathy

    These look delicious!

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks so much Kathy!! πŸ™‚

  2. Todd Bliss Todd Bliss

    This would be awesome to win

    • Chandice Chandice

      Such a fun giveaway with some of my favorite bloggers!

  3. Deb Eberspacher Deb Eberspacher

    These look delicious

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks Deb! πŸ™‚

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks Elle, I definitely can’t wait to try all of you gals recipes as well!

  4. Julie Julie

    Those Red Velvet Cookies looks so good. I love Red Velvet cake, and I know I’d love these.

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks Julie, I think you will too! πŸ˜‰

  5. I love red velvet cake (actually where I come from we call it something else, but I still love it,) Cookies are even better!

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks Genie, it’s a fun flavor especially for Valentines. πŸ™‚

  6. Sharalyn Anderson Sharalyn Anderson

    These cookies look delicious. πŸ™‚ Sooooo Yummy.
    I love the taste of red velvet.

    • Chandice Chandice

      Me too Sharalyn!

  7. Missy M. Missy M.

    Those cookies look so yummy and I’ll have to try some of the other recipes too!

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thanks Missy, we couldn’t stop eating them so hopefully you enjoy them too! πŸ™‚

  8. Emily Emily

    Great giveaway!

  9. shauna shauna

    I need to try Namaste!

  10. Thank goodness for this site, and for the chance to win this Kitchenaid Mixer. My health is SO much better, and I now have my entire family eating Gluten Free (even though they don’t have to).

    • Chandice Chandice

      That is so great to hear Suzanne! I think eating naturally clean is always best for our bodies.

  11. Sonya Sonya

    I found your blog from Tracy at Delightfully Free πŸ™‚

    • Chandice Chandice

      Oh yay, I love Tracy! She is truly one of the sweetest people EVER! Welcome πŸ™‚

  12. Shannon Shannon

    Yum! I ordered namaste cake mix from amazon so I can make these this week.

    • Chandice Chandice

      Awesome, can’t wait to hear how they turn out Shannon! πŸ™‚

  13. Joan M Joan M

    Oh WoW – Cookies look so yummy! Can’t wait.

    • Chandice Chandice

      Thank you Joan, I hope you love them as much as we did! πŸ™‚

  14. Paula M Paula M

    I need to try these! All of these treats look yummy.

  15. Paula M Paula M

    I need to try these! All of these treats look quite yummy

  16. The cookies look yummy!!! I’d pick the RED Kitchen Aid mixer, if asked!!

  17. Darissa Perry Darissa Perry

    I would love this! What a wonderful giveaway! But I’m dying to try your Red Velvet Cookies. That is something I’ve never made. I enjoy your website with all your recipes! And your book! Thanks!

  18. Diana Cote Diana Cote

    These look great but so do all the others. I think I will have to make the cookie pizza with fruit just because my daughter would go bananas, the smoothie bowl for me and the cookies & cupcakes for my daughters class. hahaha

  19. Sweet contest to make up some gluten free sweets:)!

  20. These cookies look absolutely perfect!

  21. AlexisB AlexisB

    Thank you guys for this giveaway! I’d love to win the kitchenaid so I can make yummy gluten free treats for my family!

  22. Darissa Perry Darissa Perry

    So who was the lucky winner of this contest!

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