Strawberries and Cream Cookies

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies made with a cake mix and jello. An easy cookie recipe that is bursting with strawberry flavor and creamy milkshake flavored frosting!

Don’t you just love strawberries? I love strawberries in bread and strawberry crumble, but we even like strawberries in salad.

When the intense strawberry craving hits, these cookies are quick to whip up!

A close up of strawberry cookies

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

There are one or two in our family who don’t like the texture of strawberries. But…No matter who eats strawberries in our family and who doesn’t, we all love the flavor strawberries give. We devour anything we make with the flavor of strawberry.

These Strawberries and Cream Cookies are no exception.

Can you make cookies from cake mix?

Yes! Although we love a great homemade cookie recipe, sometimes you might find box cake mixes on sale or have a spare cake mix you’d like to get creative with. That’s where cake mix cookies come in.

We love cake mix cookies because they are so versatile. You can use any flavor of cake mix you’d like!

A close up of strawberry cookies

What to Add to a Cake Mix to Make Chewy Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies are super fun because they are made with a boxed cake mix and strawberry jello.  That strawberry jello just gives a huge blast of strawberry flavor.  The cream cheese and butter in the cookies keeps them soft and chewy. The recipe also calls for an egg!

How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix

  • In a small bowl, mix the cake mix, jello, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is all well combined. This batter will be very thick and works best if the cream cheese and butter are very soft.
  • Roll the dough into about 24 balls. Make the cookies as big as you’d like them, but remember that a bigger cookie will take longer to bake.
    Place them on a cookie sheet and gently press down on the top of the balls to slightly flatten them. If you don’t flatten the cookies, they will stay poofy.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes. Try not to let the cookies get browned.
  • Allow the cookies to rest for 3 minutes or so on the pan, then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
     
A close up of strawberry cookies on a wire rack

How to Make Strawberry Icing

This frosting tastes like a strawberry milkshake. It’s AMAZING.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and melted butter.
  • Chop the strawberries into tiny pieces or chop them in a food processor for just a few seconds.
  • Mix the strawberries into the powdered sugar/butter mixture to create a frosting. You may need to add a teaspoon or tablespoon of milk to make the frosting spreadable. It really just depends on how juicy your strawberries are.
  • When the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on top of the cookies.

How to Store Cookies

These cookies will keep well at room temperature for 48 hours in a sealed container. If you are going to keep them longer, refrigerate them.

Can you freeze cake mix cookies?

These cookies freeze really well! Allow them to defrost completely before opening the container. This will help the moisture stay in the cookie, preventing them from drying out.

frosted strawberry cookies on a wire rack
Strawberries and Cream Cookies
Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

4.60 from 10 votes
Strawberries and Cream Cookies made with a cake mix and jello. An easy cookie recipe that is bursting with strawberry flavor and creamy milkshake flavored frosting!
Servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the cookies:

  • 1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix
  • 1 small box strawberry jello
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg

For the frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/8 cup frozen strawberries thawed and chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cake mix, jello, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is all well combined. 
  • Roll the dough into about 24 balls. Place them on a cookie sheet and gently press down on the top of the balls to slightly flatten them. 
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes. 
  • Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  • For the frosting, in a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and melted butter. 
  • Chop the strawberries into tiny pieces or chop them in a food processor for just a few seconds. 
  • Mix the strawberries into the powdered sugar/butter mixture to create a frosting.
  • When the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on top of the cookies.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 frosted cookies. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Serving: 46g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 188
Keyword cake mix recipe, cake mix. cookies, EASY COOKIE RECIPE, how to make strawberry cookies

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Ma Martin
8 years ago

Lizzy darling, thanks for answering my plight! I hot footing it of to the supermarket..Hay-ho- to make Strawberry cookies….Ah! life feels good!

Emily
8 years ago

I just made these for a fourth of July party and they were fantastic!!!!!! Tasted like a strawberry milkshake, my only changes were to add a little bit of vanilla extract to the frosting, using a box cake mix that already had the jello in it, ad adding blue sprinkles to the frosting. WILL make again! Thanks!

jennifer
8 years ago

I made the strawberries and cream cookies today and they are really good. The only ingredient I added was 1 tsp of lemon extract to each batch which just brings out the flavor of the jello. If I make this recipe again I won’t add as much extract and won’t add any to the plain batch. I didn’t make or add any frosting as I felt it would get messy when shipping. Also, when making the dough, I doubled the batch and used 2 separate bowls. One of the batches I did use the strawberry jello and the other batch… Read more »

Nadine
7 years ago

These cookies were incredible. Now I know why. I had them at an event and I could not stop eating them. Super good. Really really moist and chewy in all the right ways. Thank you!

Bunny
4 years ago

5 stars
I’m going to make these for a meeting next week, but with a Strawberry Cake Mix. That should up the flavor more.

Alma Vorrei
3 years ago

Oh my goodness these are soooo pretty!! LOVE!!

Nancy Perine
3 years ago

Hello!! I had fun cruising around your website/blog. Your recipe for Strawberries & Cream Cookies caught my eye. I had everything on hand, so it was a natural to make. Had friends stop by for coffee and the cookies were perfect to have with the coffee. They wanted your recipe, of course!! They really were yummy!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy Serbesku
3 years ago

5 stars
Absolutely delicious. My 5 year old neighbor helped me make these. He was commenting on the wonderful smell. Then the frosting in his words was “superb”.
These are very easy The strawberry flavor is decadant. Thank you for sharing