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Soft Strawberry Cookies made with a cake mix and jello for the ultimate strawberry flavor. An easy summer dessert!
Do you love strawberries and cookies? If so, these Strawberry Cookies are for you! The cookies bring together the summery taste of strawberries and the comforting texture of a soft cookie.
Made with Duncan Hines white cake mix and strawberry jello, these cookies are a quick and easy treat for any time of the day. There’s no long list of ingredients or complex cooking skills needed!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Kathy says, “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 and the strawberry flavor is decadent. Thank you for sharing!”
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Nadine says, “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!”
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. And the cookies stay soft.
I originally posted this recipe back in 2014 with a creamy, fresh strawberry frosting. Although that frosting was amazing and tasted like a strawberry milkshake, it was not very stable and made the cookies a little messy.
In 2023, I switched up the frosting and used freeze-dried strawberries rather than fresh. You can find that original recipe in the notes of the recipe card, but I prefer this strawberry buttercream now. It makes the cookies more shelf stable and stackable for storing in the fridge or freezer.
You can also use strawberry jam to make a melt-in-your-mouth buttercream frosting. Find our recipe here.
Yes. And if you do, I recommend leaving off the frosting. They’ll be amazing.
Add lemon zest to the cookie recipe and the frosting recipe. You can even use a lemon cake mix and/or lemon Jello for more lemon flavor.
Drizzle dark chocolate on top of the cookies, or add dark chocolate chips for a chocolate covered strawberry cookie.
Yes. To make strawberry vanilla cookies, add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the cookie dough.