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3 Ingredient Red Velvet Chocolate Cookies

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Ooops, another dessert. I didn’t mean for it to happen. It had actually been crazy busy all day, but when I opened the fridge for dinner I realized that there was still a bunch of, well a secret that I needed to use up pronto. And without even thinking twice these 3 ingredient red velvet chocolate cookies were born. And you seriously cannot tell what the secret ingredient is. But like these peppermint oreo cookies they come together in no time.

3-ingredient Red velvet pumpkin chocolate chip cookies #holidays #cookies #neighborgifts ohsweetbasil.com

Just look at that pretty chocolate! I can seriously taste it right now. And I guess it should technically be 4 ingredients because I added chocolate chips, but they are totally optional. I just don’t think we can be friends anymore if you don’t add them. Kidding. Kind of.

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Is Red Velvet Just Chocolate Cake?

Red Velvet cake is not just chocolate cake with red dye.

Red velvet is made with cocoa powder, vinegar and buttermilk.

The chemical reaction between these ingredients help give the cake a deep maroon color.

Food coloring is often added to enhance the red color.

Can You Use Fresh Pumpkin Instead of Canned Pumpkin?

Canned pumpkin is just cooked, pureed pumpkin.

You can cook and puree fresh pumpkin instead of using canned pumpkin.

A 16 ounce can of pumpkin equals 2 cups of pureed pumpkin.

3 Ingredient Red Velvet Chocolate Cookies

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3 Ingredient Red Velvet Chocolate Cookies

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 24
Just look at that pretty chocolate! I can seriously taste it right now. And I guess it should technically be 4 ingredients because I added chocolate chips,


  • 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 15 ounce can of Pumpkin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips* optional *


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, pumpkin, and spice.
  • Add chocolate chips if desired.
  • Spoon onto baking sheet and cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


White chocolate chips would be good as well!
Cookies can be frozen for 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Red Velvet Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2.8mg1%
Carbohydrates 30.7g10%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 21.1g23%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I ran out of pumpkin so I used 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree and one over ripped banana (mashed). Didn’t add any spices cause I was just too lazy.

    These are good. They would make amazing whoopie pies. Next time I’m making cream cheese icing and serving them up as whoopie pies.

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    • Oh I’d love to see them if you make whoopie pies!

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  • Add egg. will forgo the “crusty” bit…. If want more pumpkin “taste” then rely on the spice and not the pumpkin, imo. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, etc. in the right mixture will get you the pumpkin taste you are looking for. Sometimes I wonder if people are looking more for that blend than actual pumpkin in other pumpkin delights. “Pumpkin” beers are a good example.

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    • Do you use the ingredients from the cake mix box or JUST the cake mix?

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      • Just the cake mix. 🙂

  • Is there something else I can use instead of pumpkin?

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  • Do you know the calorie count per cookie? Would love to make for Valentine’s Day if they are “skinny” enough.

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    • shoot, I don’t. I’m sure you could sub coconut oil for the butter, and neufchatel cheese or the greek yogurt cheese are lower in fat and calories so that helps.

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  • I love how simple this recipe is 🙂 I’ll definitely be making these as soon as I can! My husband loves everything red velvet!

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  • These look fantastic and simple too – the best combination! Thanks for sharing! Pinned 😉

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  • Just finished making these and we could actually totally taste the pumpkin. Didn’t care for them much. Bummer.

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    • oh darnit! I wonder why we couldn’t taste the pumpkin? You could always add only a cup and a little extra and see how that goes. I’ve had to do that in a pinch and they still baked up fine

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    • The texture looks a little odd. I’ve made cookies with only the 3 ingredients and they get crusty.

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  • So creative!!! And when there’s only three ingredients that makes it even more probable of cookies appearing in my kitchen

  • Oooo pumpkin! That does sound yummy!

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  • These look so good! I love the chocolate coming out in the center…omg I want one! Red velvet is my absolute super duper favorite flavor EVER!

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  • Pumpkin and red velvet?! Sounds like a interesting combo but these look beautiful and delicious! And I can’t wait to try them!

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    • what’s funny is you really can’t taste the pumpkin at all!

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  • So easy to make!!! And I will definitely add the chocolate chips!

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