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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Straw­ber­ry Cake Mix Cook­ies are the per­fect begin­ning bak­er recipe. The whole batch can eas­i­ly be mixed and baked in 30 minutes!

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are pink and dotted with white chocolate chips.  Cookies and a glass of milk are on a white plate that is resting on a wooden trivet.
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My six-year-old grand­daugh­ter arrived on my porch, in chef’s hat and apron, this morn­ing. It was a great day for her to learn some bak­ing skills and to spend some fun time mak­ing mem­o­ries in the kitchen.

So, we learned to crack eggs, use an elec­tric hand mix­er and how to scoop cook­ie dough. The recipe came togeth­er in min­utes. Per­fect for not over­tax­ing short atten­tion spans. 

6-year-old girl mixing strawberry cake mix cookie dough with an electric hand mixer in a clear glass bowl.

Straw­ber­ry Cake Mix Cook­ies are a great begin­ning recipe, since no pre­cise mea­sur­ing is required. And the sweet results are a great reward.

The Ingredients

  • Straw­ber­ry Cake Mix
  • But­ter
  • Eggs
  • White Choco­late Chips
Strawberry Cake Mix cookies ingredients: one strawberry cake mix, 2 eggs, 1 stick of butter and white chocolate chips

Possible Variations or Add Ins

  • When choos­ing a cake mix with arti­fi­cial fla­vor­ing, like straw­ber­ry, I would nor­mal­ly doc­tor it up a bit. For the lit­tles (and for Grand­pa) these Straw­ber­ry Cake Mix cook­ies were just right. For Grand­ma they are super sweet and I would have added lemon zest, some dehy­drat­ed straw­ber­ry pow­der [affil­i­ate link], vanil­la extract and a bit of fine­ly chopped basil for fresh­ness and fla­vor balance.
  • Lemon Cake Mix: Add fresh lemon zest and/or dried blue­ber­ries or pop­py seeds.
  • Choco­late Cake Mix: Add choco­late chips, Eng­lish tof­fee chips, mini M&Ms, mint chips or peanut but­ter chips.
  • Spice Cake Mix: Make the recipe as direct­ed only using 1/4 cup but­ter and adding 3 Table­spoons pump­kin puree (not pie fill­ing) and 1 tea­spoon of pump­kin pie spice.

How to Make Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

(See full video tuto­r­i­al in recipe card.)

6-year-old girl emptying cake mix into a clear glass bowl for strawberry cake mix cookies
  1. Place straw­ber­ry cake mix, but­ter and eggs into a mix­ing bowl.
  2. Mix just until the ingre­di­ents are com­bined.  (You could do this by hand, but we used an elec­tric hand mix­er and it was per­fect for teach­ing a begin­ning bak­er.  The dough is soft enough that there was no dif­fi­cul­ty in con­trol­ling the mixer.)
  3. Stir the white choco­late chips into the mixed bat­ter.  We did this by hand with a wood­en spoon.
  4. Scoop the cook­ie dough onto a parch­ment or sil­i­cone mat lined cook­ie sheet.  (You could just grease the sheet pan, but the cook­ies will spread more and be a lit­tle flat­ter.)  We used a #60 small (1 Table­spoon) cook­ie scoop [affil­i­ate link] for this recipe.  If you use larg­er, you may need to increase bak­ing time.
  5. Bake cook­ies at 350° for 8 or 9 min­utes until the cook­ies are set, but not brown­ing, yet.  In our oven we let them go the full 9 min­utes and they browned more than we want­ed.  So, 8 was per­fect for us.
  6. Cool on the tray for 2 to 3 min­utes and then move to a cool­ing rack.
  7. Serve cooled cookies.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are pink and dotted with white chocolate chips. Cookies and a glass of milk are on a white plate that is resting on a wooden trivet.

The Recipe

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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are pink and dotted with white chocolate chips. Cookies and a glass of milk are on a white plate that is resting on a wooden trivet.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 29 min­utes
  • Yield: 32 small cook­ies 1x

Description

Straw­ber­ry Cake Mix Cook­ies are a sim­ple 4‑ingredient treat that hap­pen to be a great intro­duc­tion to bak­ing with your kids.  Easy, 30-minute recipe from mix­ing to fin­ish­ing baking.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 straw­ber­ry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white choco­late chips

Instructions

  1. Place straw­ber­ry cake mix, but­ter and eggs into a mix­ing bowl.
  2. Mix just until the ingre­di­ents are com­bined.  (You could do this by hand, but we used an elec­tric hand mix­er and it was per­fect for teach­ing a begin­ning bak­er.  The dough is soft enough that there was no dif­fi­cul­ty in con­trol­ling the mixer.)
  3. Stir the white choco­late chips into the mixed bat­ter.  We did this by hand with a wood­en spoon.
  4. Scoop the cook­ie dough onto a parch­ment or sil­i­cone mat lined cook­ie sheet.  (You could just grease the sheet pan, but the cook­ies will spread more and be a lit­tle flat­ter.)  We used a #60 small (1 Table­spoon) cook­ie scoop for this recipe.  If you use larg­er, you may need to increase bak­ing time.
  5. Bake cook­ies at 350° for 8 or 9 min­utes until the cook­ies are set, but not brown­ing, yet.  In our oven we let them go the full 9 min­utes and they browned more than we want­ed.  So, 8 was per­fect for us.
  6. Cool on the tray for 2 to 3 min­utes and then move to a cool­ing rack.
  7. Serve cooled cookies.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 24 min
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Bak­ing, Cook­ies, Dessert
  • Method: Bak­ing
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can

17 thoughts on “Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. These came out per­fect­ly and were so cute! I can’t wait to make them again for my 5‑year-old niece. She’ll be thrilled! Thank you for the recipe.

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