Easy and Chewy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

24 Cookies
32 min

These strawberry cake mix cookies are packed with flavor and a pretty pink color. Making strawberry cookies from cake mix and gelatin is quick and easy.

These tasty bites are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, or even Christmas if you color the drizzle green. Any time you’d like a colorful pink dessert, these cookies are a great choice.

Strawberry cookies stacked with a bite taken out of the top one.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

If you’d like a nice and chewy cookie for Valentine’s Day, give these strawberry cake mix cookies a try. Using cake mix and gelatin mix really shaves a lot of time off of baking. This recipe is ideal for a fun and last-minute treat.

This recipe for strawberry cake mix cookies is even quicker to make if you skip the drizzle and simply fold in the white chocolate chips. It’s very easy to modify this recipe to work for you!

Cake mix, jello, butter, white chocolate chips, cream cheese, and egg.
Strawberry Cookies Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this easy cookie recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Box of yellow cake mix. Gluten-free cake mix will also work if you want to make gluten-free cookies.
  • Strawberry Jell-O. A small box of strawberry gelatin mix.
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Egg
  • White chocolate chips

How to Make Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix

Step One: Prepare

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

Cake mix, jello mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg in a bowl.

Step Two: Make the Dough

Add the cake mix, strawberry gelatin mix, softened butter, softened cream cheese, and egg to a large mixing bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer to combine on medium speed.

Strawberry cookie dough in a bowl with a mixer.

Step Three: Scoop and Bake

Scoop tablespoons of dough out and shape them into balls. Place the dough balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten them slightly using your palm or the bottom of a glass.

Strawberry cookie dough on a baking pan.

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.

Step Four: Reshape (Optional)

If you’d like to create a perfect(ish) circle cookie, use the round ring of a mason jar lid, a circular cookie cutter, or the rim of a large glass to place over the still-warm cookie.

Mason jar ring around a cookie on a baking sheet.

Swirl the object around the cookie while it’s still warm from the oven to reshape it. This method will only work while the cookies are still soft and hot from the oven.

Once all the cookies are reshaped, use a spatula to carefully transfer each cookie to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Melted white chocolate in a bowl next to baked strawberry cookies.

Step Five: Make the Drizzle (Optional)

Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl by heating on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.

White chocolate drizzle over strawberry cookies on a baking pan.

Place the melted white chocolate chips into a sandwich bag and snip the tip off of a corner to drizzle. Use a back and forth pattern to create the drizzle over the top of each cookie.

Stack of strawberry cookies with a white chocolate drizzle.

Step Six: Serve

Serve and enjoy!

Strawberry cookies stacked.
Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix Recipe Notes and FAQ

If you want to skip the drizzle.

Instead of adding the white chocolate drizzle, you can fold the white chocolate chips into the batter if you choose.

Strawberry cookies on a table with white chocolate chips and strawberries.
Alternate ideas for the white chocolate drizzle.

Color the white chocolate different colors for different themes and holidays. Create a rainbow drizzle for a unicorn party, color it green for Christmas, get creative and have fun with it!

A stack of strawberry cake mix cookies.

More Easy Cookie Recipes

  • Chocolate chip air fryer cookies
  • Chewy brownie mix cookies
  • Easy red velvet cookies

More Valentine’s Day Desserts

  • Cow Valentine sugar cookies
  • Layered Valentine gelatin shooters
  • Valentine cracker candy

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Strawberry cookies with a white chocolate drizzle.

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Easy and Chewy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  Cookies
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 32 min
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  • 1 17 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1 3 oz small box strawberry jello
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, strawberry jello mix, softened butter, softened cream cheese, and egg. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to mix everything together.
Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough and roll it into balls. Place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet and use the palm of your hand or the bottom of a flat glass to gently flatten them.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.
Once the cookies are out of the oven, use a circular cookie cutter, the rim of a large glass, or the circular ring of a mason jar lid to reshape them into circles. This method only works when the cookies are soft and fresh out of the oven, so be sure to work quickly.
Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
To add a white chocolate drizzle, microwave some white chocolate chips on 50% power in a microwave-safe bowl until they're melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Transfer the melted chocolate to a sandwich bag, snip off a small corner, and drizzle the chocolate over the top of each cookie in a back and forth pattern.
  • If you're looking to make these cookies gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free cake mix.
  • If you want to incorporate the white chocolate into the cookies rather than creating a drizzle, you can fold the white chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Once these cookies have cooled, they'll have a chewy texture.
Jennifer Soltys
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  • Tara Tara on May 14, 2023

    I've tried this before & they tasted like play dough I didn't add the cream cheese so maybe that's why. I have used instant pudding & those tasted a whole lot better. Also I have used Water Enhancers in plain white frosting man tastes so good. Just squirt into frosting to your desire taste preference. DO NOT though try baking with the Water Enhancers just turns out really gross even if you try watering it down. The Water Enhancers come in many flavors my favorite is Java, Mojito, Pineapple and strawberry and Passion Fruit oh and Blueberry.