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These red velvet cookies are so good and children love them.  This is the easy way to make these cookies.  A real Southern treat!

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil (I use Canola)
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup pecan pieces or nuts of your choice
Mix all ingredients with mixer except nuts. Fold in nuts.  This batter is oily and easy to work with. I just put it out on the counter, pat it out with my hand, and cut with cookie cutter.  DO NOT USE A LARGE CUTTER.  The cutter I used is 1 1/2 inches across. These cookies will spread so you want them small and about 1/4 inch thick.  You can use anything round that will work for you. (a jar top or cap, etc. Just so it is round and small.  A little larger than a quarter) Spray a baking sheet and bake in  preheated 375 degree oven for about 8 minutes.  If you make larger cookies, you will need to bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheet and let cool.  Fill with cream cheese frosting recipe below.  Makes about 4 dozen small cookies or 2 dozen filled cookies depending on size you make them.
Cream Cheese Filling
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Beat together with mixer.  Spread on cookies.
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Be sure to check out my Red Velvet Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes, too.
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  1. I made the red velvet with cream cheese whoopie cookies. I had difficulty cutting as a cookie so i spread batter on cookie sheet, baked for 13 mins., cooked then cut with cutter. They look like the occur and are super tasty. Did I do something wrong with my batter?
    Thank you…Karen

    • The Southern Lady says:

      If this method works for you Karen, just use it. I don’t have a problem making it by the recipe and I don’t know if you did anything wrong.

  2. Are they soft or crispy cookies.

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  5. I cannot wait to try these. My son loves red velvet cake, but I don’t make it very often so this should be an easier( for me) way to make it for him. Thank you.

  6. These are really good! I usually just use a cookie scoop though. It works great and they are all the same size.

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