Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

I mentioned a while ago that all of my friends are having baby girls right now.

So we’ve been planning a lot of pink baby showers! Winking smile

To keep with the pink theme, I started doing some online searches for pink desserts.

And I came across a definite winner! Thumbs up

strawberry cake mix cookies

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

(Modified from this recipe)

Makes around 22-24 cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1.5 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

(Note: this makes a lot of frosting.  You could probably cut the frosting ingredients in half and still have enough!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Put the mixture in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Scoop tablespoons of the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet (or spray it with cooking spray).  The cookies may spread, so don’t put them too close together!
  5. Bake cookies for about 8-12 minutes.  The edges will start to look a little brown, but the inside will not look finished.  That’s OK.  They’ll finish setting outside of the oven!
  6. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet outside of the oven for several minutes before transferring to a cooking rack.
  7. While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting.  Sift the confectioners sugar into a mixing bowl.  Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract and beat well for several minutes, until smooth and thick.
  8. Once the cookies are cooled, frost them and add sprinkles!

These cookies are easy, pretty, and delicious!


They’re also super soft and moist, which is exactly how I love my cookies!

And if you want to mix it up a little, you can always turn these cookies into whoopie pies!


Just put the cream cheese frosting between two cookies and enjoy!

These give my pumpkin whoopie pies (one of my favorite desserts ever!) a run for their money! Winking smile

Try these.  Make them for your sweetie.  Make them for a special little girl.  Make them for a regular Friday night.

Just make them!

Question for ya …

Ever made cake-mix cookies?

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

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26 Responses to Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Thanks for trying my cookie recipe and linking up! These cookies always turn out so soft and moist & I love them for that!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank YOU Averie! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

  2. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Love the whoopie pie comparison. And the fact that there will be extra frosting. One never knows when you might just need some extra cream cheese frosting. :)
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  3. Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife

    my mom got strawberry cake mix at the grocery store and I thought it was so weird. Cookie form though I think it would taste delicious!

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha yeah, strawberry cake isn’t something that I think to make very often! But when you’re in need of a pink dessert, then it’s a pretty easy way to go! ;)

  4. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    Yummy and so festive for a baby girl shower :) I love cake mix cookies but haven’t had them in a long time. One of my favorite flavors is funfetti! :)

  5. Kat

    Cake mix lemon cookies are totally my favorite. They have such a soft and chewy texture, and when frosted? Girl please!! I usually just dust mine with powdered sugar, but sometimes I do frost them and Im lucky if they ever make it out the door.

    • notsodomesticated

      I like the idea of just using powdered sugar!

  6. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Yum! I have done something similar with spice cake mix – love!
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  7. Lauren @ LaMaLu Boutique

    Gotta love cake mix recipes! I love all “semi homemade” recipes.
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  8. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    These look so good! I’ve made something similar and drizzled them with melted white chocolate :)
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  9. Michelle @ Nice Lil Saturday

    This is very “semi-homemade” which I absolutely love :) I’m all about easing any stress in the kitchen, so I might just have to give this recipe a try; too bad Valentine’s Day is behind us because these would have been perfect!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yes you’re right … these would have been great for Valentine’s Day!

  10. Leslie

    Oh these looks super soft and yummy, and I love cake mix cookies. So convenient! Hope you’re feeling ok, can’t wait to see pictures of Addison soon!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Leslie! Hope you’re doing well, too. Just FYI, she still hasn’t decided to make her grand appearance! ;)

  11. Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness

    Those are so cute and such a great idea for baby girl baby showers! I love the whoopie pie idea too. Everyone I know seems to be having boys now, I need to find some blue cake mix!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hmm your best bet for blue cookies would probably be using white cake mix and adding blue food coloring! But I bet it would work!

  12. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    I love using cake mix to make cookies! Not only are they super easy to make, but they have the best texture! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh yes … I’m all about easy these days! ;)

  13. Nicole

    They look so pretty and tasty. I bet they’d also be a good base for ice cream sandwiches!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh I like where your head is at, Nicole! ;)

  14. Tanika D.

    I happened upon this blog while searching for a recipe for my second grader. I enjoyed my visit and will return often. Thanks for sharing your life and ideas!

    • notsodomesticated

      I am wayyy late responding to your comment, Tanika, and I apologize. I’m just now seeing it! But thank you for your sweet words. I really appreciate them!

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  16. Beth

    I made these this morning, but thought that the dough could use a little more tartness. I added 2 TBsp of lemon juice and WOW! It doesn’t taste like lemon cookies, but it brings out the flavor of the strawberry. :) Thanks for this recipe!

    • notsodomesticated

      Love that tip, Beth! Thank you!

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