Need a quick vegan dessert that’s perfect for potlucks and gatherings? These 4-Ingredient Vegan Red Velvet Cookies are for you. They make the perfect gift for vegans and non-vegans. The best part is, they’re ultimately fool-proof. They’ll only take you about 15 minutes to whip up so they’re also great in a pinch!
VEGAN RED VELVET COOKIES
So, what is red velvet? Well, if you’d asked me a year ago I wouldn’t have had an answer for you. Needless to say, when I found out red velvet is essentially chocolate cake with red food coloring, my mind was blown. I honestly felt as if I’d been deceived my entire life –– like why did people ever make such a big deal about it?
Anyways, these cookies are perfect for any white and red holiday –– think Canada Day, Valentines Day, Christmas, etc. If you want to get even fancier, turn these cookies into Ice Cream Sandwiches!
CAKE MIX COOKIES
Are you wondering how it’s possible to make vegan red velvet cookies using only 4 ingredients? The answer is simple. All you need is a store-bought cake mix. And that’s not even the craziest part. The craziest part is that you can turn any store-bought cake mix into cookies and no one will ever know the difference. Ever since discovering this from Tasty, and veganizing it, I always keep a few boxes of cake mix in my pantry for when I need dessert in a pinch.
IS CAKE MIX VEGAN?
I want to be clear, not all store-bought cake mixes are vegan. Most are, it’s usually what’s added to them (i.e. eggs) that tends not to be vegan. Instead of adding eggs to this recipe, we’re using flax eggs. Flax eggs have a similar consistency and binding capability to chicken eggs.
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Here are more vegan cookie recipes that I think you might like:
4-INGREDIENT VEGAN RED VELVET COOKIES
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 2 flax eggs
- 1/2 cup oil (neutral tasting)
- 1 bar white chocolate (vegan)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Combine 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp of water and set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Roughly chop the white chocolate.
- Once the flax egg has gelled up, combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Rolled dough into 2 tbsp size balls and bake in the oven for 10-12 mins.
- Take them out when they look slightly underdone and allow them to cool (and bake thoroughly) on the pan.
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