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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies only need 5 ingredients! Soft-baked strawberry cookies, that start with a cake mix, are rolled in powdered sugar and then baked. They get perfect sweet crinkly tops while they bake in the oven. 

We love strawberry desserts! Be sure and try these other favorites like Easy Strawberry Cake (uses a strawberry cake mix) and this Strawberry Jello Pie

A stack of cookies with a fresh strawberry beside it.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

I love using a cake mix to make desserts quickly! Only 5 ingredients needed for these soft-baked, chewy strawberry cookies that have perfectly crackled tops with a powdered sugar coating. They’re the prettiest pale pink color which also makes them a yummy Valentine’s Day treat.

Making cookies with a cake mix is such an easy hack and there are so many variations! Like these Toffee Cake Mix Cookies that are so buttery and loaded with toffee bits. Or try these Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies for a minty twist. And we can’t forget everyone’s favorite dessert combo with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.

Overhead shot of a plate of cookies with strawberries to the side of the plate.  

Ingredients Needed

  • Strawberry Cake Mix 
  • Baking Powder – This little addition of baking powder helps the cookies rise so they are thicker. 
  • Large Eggs – Eggs are the binder for these cookies and provide structure. 
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil – Oil provides moisture and fat. Either canola or vegetable oil work, I have not used any other oil. Some oils could effect the taste of the cookie (coconut, avocado, olive, etc).
  • Powdered Sugar – The cookie dough balls get rolled in powdered sugar before baking. Makes them so pretty!

Labeled ingredients for this cookie recipe.

How To Make Strawberry Crinkle Cookies with a Cake Mix

Learn how to make cake mix cookies with the simple steps below. Be sure and read to the bottom of the page where there is a printable recipe card option, and a pin it button so you can save it for later. 

  • Prep : Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper, silpat liner, or spray it with cooking spray. 
  • Dry Ingredients : Add the strawberry cake mix and baking soda to a small mixing bowl. Stir with a wire whisk to combine. 
  • Strawberry Cookie Dough : In a separate bowl, add the eggs and oil. Beat with an electric hand mixer until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix with the blender until everything is combined. 
  • Powdered Sugar : Place the powdered sugar into a small bowl. Use a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the powdered sugar making sure that it is well coated. 
  • Bake : Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops have tiny cracks and the edges are pale or possibly very lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool and set on the warm cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies FAQ’s

  • How To Store Leftovers

    • Leftovers store well at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days. 
  • Can I Freeze Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies?

    • You can place the room temperature cookies into an airtight container, or freezer safe bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. 
    • Allow the cookies to thaw (at room temperature) before eating. 
    • If I am freezing individual cookies I like to wrap each cookie in foil and then place all the foil wrapped cookies into a gallon-size Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer. That way, when I want 1 cookie, I just have to grab one foil wrapped cookie instead of taking the entire bag out of the freezer and getting one.
  • Variation & Substitution Ideas

    • White Chocolate Chips : Add about 1 cup white chocolate chips into the cookie batter. 
    • Milk Chocolate Chips : Add milk chocolate chips for a delicious twist to ‘chocolate dipped strawberries’.
    • Cake Mix : Technically, this recipe can be made with any variety/flavor of cake mix that you want. So get creative and try this same recipe using a chocolate cake mix, lemon cake mix, vanilla cake mix, etc. Lots of choice of cake mix flavors and tons of add-in ideas. 

Overhead shot of cookies with cookie crumbs around them.

Recipe Tips

Here are a few of my helpful tips that will hopefully help this recipe be a success in your own kitchen ♥

  • Use a Cookie Scoop : Scooping even sized cookie dough balls is so much easier when you use a cookie scoop. For this recipe you can use any size you want, but the recipe has been tested, and the nutrition information is for 1 tablespoon of cookie dough per cookie. 
  • Powdered Sugar Tip : It’s important to make sure the entire cookie dough ball is coated really well in the powdered sugar before baking. If there is not enough of it, the sugar will just absorb into the cookie during the bake time. If wanted, when the cookies come out of the oven and they’re warm still, sprinkle on some more powdered sugar. 
  • Parchment Paper : I say this every time I share a cookie recipe. Use parchment paper! I love the pre-cut parchment paper sheets because they help cookies cook more evenly, they make clean-up a breeze (you usually don’t even have to wash the cookie sheet), and they help prevent the bottoms of cookies from over browning. 

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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies only need 5 ingredients! Soft-baked strawberry cookies, that start with a cake mix, are rolled in powdered sugar and then baked. They get perfect sweet crinkly tops while they bake in the oven. 

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) strawberry cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper, silpat liner, or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl add the dry strawberry cake mix and baking powder. Stir with a wire whisk to combine.
    Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • In a separate larger mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the eggs and oil until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until everything is combined.
    Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • Use a small cookie scoop (1 tablespoon size) to scoop out the cookie dough and roll the dough into a ball with your clean hands.
    Place the powdered sugar into a small bowl and roll each cookie dough ball in the powdered sugar, making sure that it is coated well.
    Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • Place 12-15 cookies on the cookie sheet. Make sure they are at least 2-inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. The tops should have cracks and the edges should still be pale or lightly golden brown.
    Allow the cookies to rest and set on the warm cookie sheet for about 5 minutes. Remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
    Step by step photos showing how to make this recipe.

Notes

Recipe Tips -
  • Use a Cookie Scoop : Scooping even sized cookie dough balls is so much easier when you use a cookie scoop. For this recipe you can use any size you want, but the recipe has been tested, and the nutrition information is for 1 tablespoon of cookie dough per cookie. 
  • Powdered Sugar Tip : It's important to make sure the entire cookie dough ball is coated really well in the powdered sugar before baking. If there is not enough of it, the sugar will just absorb into the cookie during the bake time. If wanted, when the cookies come out of the oven and they're warm still, sprinkle on some more powdered sugar. 
  • Parchment Paper : I say this every time I share a cookie recipe. Use parchment paper! I love the pre-cut parchment paper sheets because they help cookies cook more evenly, they make clean-up a breeze (you usually don't even have to wash the cookie sheet), and they help prevent the bottoms of cookies from over browning. 
FAQ's -
  • How To Store Leftovers

    • Leftovers store well at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days. 
  • Can I Freeze Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies?

    • You can place the room temperature cookies into an airtight container, or freezer safe bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. 
    • Allow the cookies to thaw (at room temperature) before eating. 
    • If I am freezing individual cookies I like to wrap each cookie in foil and then place all the foil wrapped cookies into a gallon-size Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer. That way, when I want 1 cookie, I just have to grab one foil wrapped cookie instead of taking the entire bag out of the freezer and getting one.
  • Variation & Substitution Ideas

    • White Chocolate Chips : Add about 1 cup white chocolate chips into the cookie batter. 
    • Milk Chocolate Chips : Add milk chocolate chips for a delicious twist to 'chocolate dipped strawberries'.
    • Cake Mix : Technically, this recipe can be made with any variety/flavor of cake mix that you want. So get creative and try this same recipe using a chocolate cake mix, lemon cake mix, vanilla cake mix, etc. Lots of choice of cake mix flavors and tons of add-in ideas. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

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