Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

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  • I’m a new mom. With no time. But if I have time to make these 3 ingredient cookies, so do you. That’s right, 3 ingredients!

    Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

    I got such wonderful feedback on my funfetti cake batter cookies that I just had to give you another easy and fun recipe for Valentine’s Day! You won’t be disappointed with these. They are sweet and fruity and would make wonderful gifts for all those that you love! So what are the 3 ingredients you ask?

    There you have it. The secret’s out!

    Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
           adapted from my funfetti cake batter cookies

           makes 36 small cookies or 18 small cookie sandwiches
    15.25  oz box strawberry cake mix
    2 eggs
    1/3 C vegetable oil
    Optional: frosting and sprinkles

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix 3 ingredients together in a bowl until just combined. Do not over mix the batter. Drop small amounts of dough on the baking sheet and leave plenty of room between cookies because they will spread out quite a bit.

    Bake for 7-8 minutes for small cookies or 10 minutes for larger cookies. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

    I’ve had several people ask if a cookie cutter can be used on these and my answer is, “Well, yes and no.”

    You may absolutely use a cookie cutter but like I mentioned above, these cookies really spread out. So, what I do is bake them first and THEN I use a cookie cutter to cut out the desired shape. Bake cookies according to the size of cookie cutter you want to use, then once they are completely cooled, cut out shape.

    Ok, now let’s have some fun! As if these weren’t tasty enough on their own, I turned them into strawberry cake mix sandwich cookies. I went ahead and slathered them with frosting and decorated them up right nice with loads of sprinkles! Use an offset spatula {or a little offset butter knife like I did} to apply frosting.

    Then go CrAzY with your sprinkles! This is the fun part so don’t be shy. Sprinkles like to be used, especially around holidays. You would actually be doing them a favor by using AS MANY of them as you possibly can. Believe me. It’s true. I wouldn’t lie about a serious matter like this. I used all kinds of fun decorations: pink and red jimmies, pink and purple sugar, white sugar pearls, white shimmer sugar, silver dragees and shredded coconut.

    I was planning on making these right after Tinsley was born because they are cute and pink, but that was an over zealous idea with all 6 of my family members in town for Christmas….with a new born….and trying to recover from a c-scetion. BUT these would be really fun for a baby girl shower!
    Thought so.
    So go ahead and bake up a stack of these for the ones you love! You won’t be sorry. Also feel free to put sprinkles IN the batter. Then they would be like funfetti strawberry cookies. Oh yeah!
    Also, I just used regular buttercream frosting but if you don’t like things too sweet these would be awesome with cream cheese frosting.
    I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! xoxo
    • Fort Western Stores

      I am sorry I missed your Funfetti Cookie recipe now! These look so tasty.

    • celliejoe

      do you think i could substitute melted butter for the oil in this recipe? it looks delicious!

    • Carolina HeartStrings

      How creative! These treats look fantastic.

    • ashleyanne

      I’m making these for my sister’s bridal shower on Sunday! Thanks so much!