These easy Strawberry Cookies are made with a box of cake mix and some white chocolate chips. It’s a quick and easy way to make soft, fluffy cookies for any occasion. The bright pink color makes them perfect for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Easter cookies! Everyone always asks for the recipe when I bring out these strawberry cake mix cookies, but the real secret is how simple it is!
What’s in Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies?
You can turn a box of cake mix into the most delicious strawberry cookies with just a few ingredients, most of which will already be in your pantry.
- Strawberry Cake Mix: Use any brand of cake mix you like.
- White Chocolate Chips: White chocolate complements the strawberry flavor perfectly.
- Baking Powder: Be sure to use fresh baking powder for best results. This helps to create a fluffier texture.
- Eggs: Eggs bind ingredients to build structure in any baked good. Without them, your cookies would end up dry, dense, or crumbly.
- Vegetable Oil: Oil adds moisture to the cake mix.
- Vanilla Extract: This adds just a bit more flavor.
Pro Tip: For chocolate strawberry cake mix cookies, swap the white chocolate chips for milk, semisweet, or dark chocolate chips!
Variations on Strawberry Cake Cookies
You can make cake mix cookies with any flavor you like by following the same basic instructions. If you don’t want strawberry cookies, try chocolate cake mix cookies, vanilla, red velvet, or yellow cake mix instead. You can make these confetti cake mix cookies with funfetti mix, chocolate chip cake mix cookies, and other specialty flavors too.
Cake mix and cookie mix generally contain the same ingredients, but in different proportions. The real difference here, though, is in the ingredients we add. For example, if you were making a cake, you’d need more liquid in the recipe, but since we’re making cookies, we want a doughy consistency instead of a runny batter. So no water or milk needed.
Preheat the oven to 350°F to bake these cookies.
You only need about 9-10 minutes to fully bake these. they might look slightly underdone when you take them out of the oven, but that’s a good sign. It’s important not to overtake them, which happens quickly.
These pink cookies can be topped with pink and white sprinkles, powdered sugar, or heart sprinkles. You can skip the chocolate chips if you prefer, but they add extra flavor. You could also use a cream cheese frosting or buttercream to finish them, and they’d taste just like a cupcake.
How to Store Strawberry Cookies from Cake Mix
Let the cookies cool completely before storing. Place them in an airtight container or resealable bag, and keep at room temperature up to 3 days. If you want to keep them a little longer, you can move them to the refrigerator for a couple more days, and let them come to room temp before eating.
How to Freeze Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix
To freeze these strawberry cookies, place them in flat layers in a freezer-safe resealable bag, and place sheets of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking. Once they’re frozen, you can rearrange them as needed. Freeze up to 1 month, then thaw in the fridge before serving.
What to Serve with Strawberry Cookies from a Cake Mix
Serve these easy cake mix cookies as part of a Valentine’s Day dessert display, including chocolate truffles, strawberry fudge, chocolate popcorn, and brownie cookies. They’re also delicious as cookie sandwiches filled with vanilla frosting, chocolate buttercream, or red velvet ice cream.
Some of my favorite drink pairings include oat milk, chocolate coffee, or a Starbucks pink drink. For a boozy pairing, opt for a frozen mudslide, raspberry sorbet champagne float, or love potion martini. Cheers!
They are delicious, I even added some chocolate chips!
Those look wonderful, Tara! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Not a fan. They taste like artificial strawberry! Don’t waste your time and your money.
Hi Chari, strawberry cake mix does contain artificial strawberry flavoring. If you’re not a fan of boxed strawberry cake, you probably won’t enjoy these cookies. If you’re looking for a more natural-tasting cookie, try these strawberry cinnamon roll cookies (click here).
These were a nice change from chocolate everything!…I used the Hershey Cream Cheese Chips, topped them with heart confetti, they were delicious, and pretty! Thanks for the recipe..
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Katt!
It’s delicious and so easy to make them…I’ll definitely make them again! I’m very happy to find this recipe… thanks for sharing it!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Rosiane! Those cookies look amazing!
Easy and delicious and I used cream cheese instead of the chocolate
Those look wonderful, LiAnna! Thanks so much for sharing what worked for you!
did anybody else have a hard time with the dough? i’m not a beginner baker but this dough was extremely hard to work with, it was too soft and when i tried putting it on the cookie pan it kept getting stuck in the ice cream scooper and when i tried to just get them out by hand it would get all over my hands and made a mess. did i do something wrong?
It could have to do with the humidity level in your kitchen! If you find the dough too sticky, try adding a tablespoon of all-purpose flour!
is it possible to add yogurt at any point in making the cookie? i want to make it a little sour. or is it going to be sour already in the first place?
You could try using full-fat yogurt in place of the oil!
do i add the same amount of yogurt or is it a different number?
Use the same amount!
I wanted to use up a box of strawberry cake mix and happened to have half a bag of cream cheese chips, so this was it. Very easy and quick to make even for a novice baker, doesn’t use anything that requires a special trip to the store, and tastes great! A winner in my book! As an aside, I recognized The Cookie Rookie website but didn’t remember from what. It hit me that it was the chicken taco recipe! Used that recipe so many times that I know it by heart now! Sooo good!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by again!
I added cream cheese hershey chips to make it strawberry cheese cake cookies and whatever white chocolate chips i had left over. These were a big hit everyone loved them. I made them chtistmas eve and froze some of the left over dough. 10/10 would recommend. This is my new favorite cookie
I’m so happy to hear that, Kierra!