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! 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.
Wondering if you can still use that box of cake mix that’s been sitting in your pantry a little too long? Most likely, the only issue will be the leavening agent (aka baking powder or soda). But since we’re already adding more into our recipe, the problem should be solved! It will freshen things up for cakey cookies that get nice and fluffy.
Can I make these cookies with different cake mix flavors?
Absolutely! 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, 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 350F 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
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.
Can You Freeze Cake Mix Cookies?
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.
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