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

4.55 from 11 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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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
8 years ago

The color is so fun! My family is a huge fan of strawberries, so this is a recipe I need to try! 🙂

dina
8 years ago

they look cute and yummy!

Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
8 years ago

These look sssooo good! And I love strawberries and cookies!

Amy | Club Narwhal
8 years ago

I can definitely hear these lovely cookies calling my name 🙂 I love that perfect color (and I bet I could eat the frosting straight with a spoon, despite the sweetness!).

Jessi Otey
8 years ago

Oh my goodness this looks like heaven! Thanks for sharing! I hope you don’t mind that I feature this on my blog tomorrow for my Friday Favorites!! xoxo

Julie
8 years ago

Thank you for this recipe! Do you think this recipe would work as bar cookies?

Jennifer
8 years ago

These look so delicious!

Ma Martin
8 years ago

Hi Guys. Please think of us across the pond in good old England !Some of the ingrediants we don’t get or understand .I can’t wait to make these . But what is “Jello” . we only get wobbly blocks of jelly to melt with hot water .or packets of granuals to dissolve in hot water. What should i use ,and how much? White cake mix? Victoria sponge mix?
grams . Size of packet?
Please your recipes we need …we have endless rain!

Mallory
8 years ago

These look delicious! I am pinning them to my cookie board! Perfect for spring!

fran
8 years ago

Okay I added the stuff but in no way is it turning into dough why is there no liquid listed? Cream cheese and butter and 1 egg is suppose to wet the cake mix and jello?

Megan
8 years ago

Delicious! I wonder if these would be even better with cream cheese icing. Ever tried it? Either way, yum!!

Betsy @ BPhotoArt
8 years ago

Yum, so pink and tasty looking! Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade 🙂

Cindy
8 years ago

These cookies are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

Roxy | Roxy's Kitchen
8 years ago

These look so pretty and delicious! I love any dessert with strawberries but can’t decide if I like more these cookies or the brownie cookies yummy!