This Strawberry cake mix cookie recipe is a great easy solution when you want some fun pink cookies for the kids and don’t feel like fussing with making regular cookie dough. The strawberry cookies are made from 3 simple ingredients: cake mix, oil and eggs.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies - Why Use Cake Mix to Make Cookies?
I’m sure a few of you are wondering why I would use cake mix to make cookies, when cookies are generally pretty easy to make from scratch. The thing is using a box of cake mix omits several steps.
These strawberry cookies are the perfect solution when you either don’t have butter on hand or don’t want to fuss with it. You can use vegetable oil or even a light olive oil to make these strawberry cake cookies. Of course, while I used strawberry, any of the flavors of cake mix available would also work (except Angel Food, that may have issues).
If you enjoy baking with cake mixes in different ways, grab an extra box and make my Strawberry Dump Cake too! It is sort of like a cobbler. They are a fun sweet treat for Valentine's day!
Kids Love Cake Mix Cookies
Kids love both making and eating these quick easy cookies. You can have these cake mix cookies on the cookie sheets far sooner than most cookie recipes, so kids will be enjoying them sooner. As a bonus… these strawberry cookies made with cake mix are nice big soft pink cookies. My daughter loved them!
Making Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Making Strawberry Cookies from cake mix is crazy easy. Here is a quick visual walk-through of the process, so you can see for yourself. The full printable recipe is below.
The only ingredients you need to make these strawberry cake cookies is a box of cake mix, ⅓ cup of oil and two eggs. You also need a large bowl and a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat liner.
Yes, you can make these with melted butter if you prefer. I did that in my Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies.
First beat the eggs and oil together with a whisk. Just beat until smooth.
Then use a large spoon to mix in the cake mix to create the cookie batter. Make sure to break of the dry bits for a smooth consistency. The strawberry cookie dough has a texture about halfway between play dough and soft silly putty.
Scoop two tablespoons sized balls of the pink cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet. You will get 14-16 strawberry cookies in the batch.
Variation: For Strawberry Crinkle Cookies roll each of the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar before placing on the sheet pan.
Bake the strawberry cake mix cookies for 10-12 minutes. The tops will start to crackle when they are ready.
Dress Up Your Strawberry Cake Cookies
I kept the cookies simple for this batch. I just wanted to show you how easy cake mix cookies are to make. If you want to dress yours up a bit try slathering on a little ready made cake frosting over the top when they are slightly warm or making big sandwich cookies by spreading frosting between two cookies. Of course you could also make strawberry cake mix cookies with white chocolate chips by tossing in some white chocolate chips while mixing the cookie dough. You could even make them heart shaped for Valentines day. They might be good cookies for making my Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups too.
Storing the Strawberry Cookies
Once the cookies are cooled to room temperature, you can store them in an airtight container or plastic bag. If stacking parchment or waxed paper between the layers avoids cookies adhering to each other.
For long-term storage place in freezer, where they will last for up to 3 months.
Have fun baking!
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box strawberry cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking liner.
- Beat together the eggs and oil, then mix in the cake mix.
- Arrange balls of the cookie dough (2 tbs each) on baking sheet allow a couple inches clearance between each cookie to account for spreading.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until tops become cracked looking. Remove from oven and allow to cool a couple minutes before transferring to cooling rack.