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Strawberry Cookies are so quick and easy to bake because the batter is made using a cake mix. Only 3 ingredients and 1 bowl needed to create the prettiest pink cookies that taste great when topped with a simple sweet glaze.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
  2. Why We Love Strawberry Sheet Cake Cookies
  3. Strawberry Cookies Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Strawberry Cookies
  7. Pro-Tips for the Best Strawberry Cookies
  8. How to Store Strawberry Cookies
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Easy Dessert Recipes
  11. Strawberry Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe

This Strawberry Cookies recipe is a quick and easy way to turn a basic box of cake mix into the prettiest batch of pink cookies. When you don’t feel like fussing with a complicated cookie dough, shortcut cake mix cookies are the perfect 3 ingredient solution.

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Easy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Our Strawberry Cookie recipe is made in 10 minutes using only a box of cake mix, eggs, and oil to form a dough that’s rolled into balls and baked into soft, chewy, tender sweet treats.

While the cookies are in the oven, simply whisk together powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and half and half to produce a glaze.; spoon some over each cookie so that each bite is bursting with fruity flavor from top to bottom.

I love cake mix cookie recipes because they use far fewer ingredients than the classic from-scratch strawberry cookies and they let you skip most of the measuring so you can make these in mere minutes.

Once you taste strawberry cake cookies you may never go back to traditional baked desserts – they’re the easiest, most fool-proof way to prepare your cookies and bake them as simple strawberry crinkle cookies or cover them with a pretty pink strawberry glaze.

Why We Love Strawberry Sheet Cake Cookies

  • Quick and easy to make strawberry cookies from cake mix.
  • Only uses 3 base ingredients plus 3 more for the glaze.
  • Strawberry cookies with cake mix are soft, light, and fluffy rather than cake-like.
  • Bakes a batch of big soft pink-colored cookies.
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter, baby showers, birthday parties, or any other special celebration.
Strawberry Cookies ingredients

Strawberry Cookies Ingredients

  • Strawberry cake mix: I used Pillsbury for this recipe but feel free to use your favorite brand.
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Half and half

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make Crinkle Cookies: You can roll each of the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar before placing on the baking sheet, like my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.
  • Change The Cake Mix: I love using a strawberry cake mix for this cookie recipe, but you can easily use your favorite box mix flavor, like lemon, chocolate, red velvet, and pumpkin.
  • Dress Up Your Dessert: There are so many ways to dress up your strawberry dessert. Add chocolate chips or white chocolate chips into the cookie dough, drizzle some icing over the top, or fill them with frosting to make cookie sandwiches. For a festive flair, you can dip your cookies in melted chocolate or cover them in sprinkles.
bitten strawberry cookies
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Handheld mixer
  • 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop
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How to Make Strawberry Cookies

  1. Make The Cookie Dough: Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil to form a thick dough.
  2. Bake: Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for for 10-12 minutes until the edges are just barely golden. Cool completely before glazing.
  3. Glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and half and half until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the top of the cooled cookies.
  4. Serve: Allow the glaze to set before serving. Enjoy!

Pro-Tips for the Best Strawberry Cookies

  • You can add white chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
  • You can use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop for smaller cookies. Be sure to reduce your baking time to 8 minutes.
  • If you prefer not to use eggs, you can substitute ½ cup of applesauce for the eggs.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Wait to glaze the strawberry cookies until they are completely cooled.

How to Store Strawberry Cookies

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days. Use wax paper to separate layers of cookies.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the cookie dough balls for 2 months. When you are ready to bake the cookies, you can bake them straight out of the freezer. Be sure to add 5-7 minutes to the baking time. 
Strawberry Cookies stacked up on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the cookie dough in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the cookie dough, scoop it into balls, and freeze the cookie dough balls for 2 months. When you are ready to bake the cookies, you can bake them straight out of the freezer. Be sure to add 5-7 minutes to the baking time. 

Can I use butter instead of oil in this recipe?

Yes, you can use the same amount of butter for the oil, but the taste and texture will be a bit different.

Can I use any brand of strawberry cake mix?

You can use any brand of strawberry cake mix as long as it’s between 15 to 16 ounces. Keep in mind that different brands will bake a bit differently. Some, like Pillsbury and Duncan Hines, will spread a bit more, while Betty Crocker makes cookies that don’t spread as much.

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Strawberry Sheet Cake Cookies

Serves — 18
Strawberry Cookies are so quick and easy to bake because the batter is made using a cake mix. Only 3 ingredients and 1 bowl needed to create the prettiest pink cookies that taste great when topped with a simple sweet glaze.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces box of strawberry cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons half and half

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • Add the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Use a handheld mixer on medium speed to mix the ingredients just until combined. (The mixture will be very thick)
  • Use a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough. Space 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are just barely golden. Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. While the cookies are cooking, make the glaze.
  • Add the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and half and half to a small mixing bowl. Whisk, or stir until the glaze is smooth.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, spoon the glaze over the top of the cookies. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Servings: 18 – 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop
Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days. Use wax paper to separate layers of cookies.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the cookie dough balls for 2 months. When you are ready to bake the cookies, you can bake them straight out of the freezer. Be sure to add 5-7 minutes to the baking time.
Tips:
  • You can add white chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
  • You can use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop for smaller cookies. Be sure to reduce your baking time to 8 minutes.
  • If you prefer not to use eggs, you can substitute ½ cup of applesauce for the eggs.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Wait to glaze the strawberry cookies until they are completely cooled.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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