Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

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These strawberry cake mix cookies are soft, chewy, a little gooey and filled with chocolate chips. They have a delicious strawberry flavor and the pretty pink color makes them perfect for Valentine’s Day. You’ll love how quick and easy they are to make.Strawberry cake mix cookie with glass of milk and strawberry

**This post was originally published January 12, 2018 and updated January 20, 2024**

If you’re looking for an easy, strawberry recipe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, baby showers, or whenever you want a pretty-in-pink dessert – then you’ll love these strawberry cake mix cookies.  They’re incredibly soft and chewy with a sweet strawberry flavor and beautiful pale pink color. Then they’re filled with chocolate chips. You can use whatever variety is your favorite – sometimes I use semi-sweet and sometimes I use white chocolate chips.

To be totally honest, I typically try to bake from scratch when I have the time. But I also realize than many of my from scratch, pink strawberry desserts – like my strawberry cake and strawberry cupcakes – take a few extra steps. So these strawberry cake mix cookies are perfect for when you need to make something sweet, but don’t have a lot of time.

How to Make Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix

These strawberry cookies only have 4 ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted – I always use unsalted, but salted butter works too
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Ingredients for strawberry cookies made with cake mix

To make the recipe, simply beat together the melted butter, eggs and cake mix. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

 

The cookie batter is definitely sticky (which is what makes these cookies deliciously gooey and soft), so I recommend using a cookie scoop to form the dough into balls. Scoop the dough into balls with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough each and flatten the cookie dough balls slightly. Note: If you don’t have a cookie scoop and find the dough is too sticky to work with, you can always pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes first.

Our strawberry chocolate chip cookies will bake for about 9-11 minutes, but make sure to watch carefully as they can go from soft and chewy to a little burnt in the matter of a minute.

Strawberry cookie with chocolate chips

After they’re done baking I like to add a couple chocolate chips on the top of each for some extra visual appeal (not to mention chocolate).

Note: Some boxes of cake mix are 15 ounces and some boxes of cake mix are 18 ounces. If your box is 18 ounces, use 1/2 cup butter and 2 eggs. If your cake mix box is only 15 ounces, use 6 tablespoons of butter and 2 large eggs.

Freezing Cookies

Baked and cooled cookies can be easily frozen in an airtight container and then thawed overnight in the fridge. However, with this recipe, because the cookie dough is extremely sticky – I don’t recommend freezing the cookie dough balls.

Variations

  • Skip the chocolate chips in the batter. Then after the cookies are baked, dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate.
  • Switch chocolate chips for white chocolate chips.
  • Make cookie sandwiches/homemade strawberry Oreos. Skip the chocolate chips, then frost the bottom of one cookie with vanilla (or chocolate frosting) and place a second cookie on top.
  • You can actually make this recipe with any variety of cake mix – including lemon, chocolate or red velvet. I don’t recommend using angel food cake however.

Stack of cake mix strawberry cookies with top cookie broken in half

Soft and chewy with a beautiful pink color – you’ll love these easy cake mix strawberry cookies. Or for more Valentine’s Day ideas – make sure to try these red velvet cake mix cookies, red velvet brownies, or fudgy chocolate cake with raspberry frosting!

Strawberry cookies are soft and gooey. They're made with cake mix so they're super easy and filled with chocolate chips.
5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Cookies

These strawberry cake mix cookies are soft, chewy, a little gooey and filled with chocolate chips. The pretty pink color makes them look beautiful on a dessert plate.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
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Equipment

  • Cookie Sheets

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (112 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 18 oz box strawberry cake mix (510 grams) , see recipe notes for other cake box sizes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (about 170 grams) , semi-sweet, milk, dark, or white

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) degrees. 
  • Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the melted butter, eggs and cake mix until you no longer see pieces of eggs or dry clumps of cake mix. If the cake mix looks very lumpy, you may need to sift it into the bowl first.
  • Turn off the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into balls about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon in size - I recommend using a cookie scoop and place about 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheets. Flatten the dough balls slightly. (If the dough seems too sticky you can place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before forming the dough into balls.
  • Bake 1 cookie sheet at a time in the middle of the preheated oven for about 9-11 minutes or until the tops are just set.
  • Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. Optionally, place a few extra chocolate chips on top of each cookie. Then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Notes

  1. Cake Mix: If your box of cake mix is only 15 ounces, use 6 tablespoons of butter and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Baked and cooled cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months, then thaw in the fridge before enjoying. 
  3. Nutrition: Nutrition information is based on 1 cookie, with the recipe yielding 30 cookies total. It is an estimate only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 126IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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7 Comments

    1. Hmm….. different brands of cake mix can sometimes behave a bit differently. Next time I’d try flatting the cookies down in the center before baking or adding in 1 extra egg.

  1. 5 stars
    Omg these are fabulous. I took the first batch out a little too early and they got flat, but I left the second batch in a little longer and they were PERFECT. Thanks!!

    1. Made these today for my husband’s co-workers for valentine’s day. He will take them to work tomorrow. He’s off on Monday. He tried one and loved it. I’m sure his co-workers will too. Thanks for sharing.