Try making Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies for the perfect treat in minutes. The secret is using a cake mix for cookies with hardly any work that taste amazing.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies on a platter.
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If you love Strawberry Cake, you are going to really love these Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies. Cake Mix Cookie Recipes are soft and chewy. I have been making these for years and it’s one of the easiest cookie recipes.

If you love using cake mix, try making Cake Mix Brownies and Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies.

Why I love these cookies

  • Super easy with a cake mix.
  • Soft and chewy texture.
  • Inexpensive to make.

My favorite part is that you only need 4 ingredients to make these Easy Spring Cookies. I love dessert recipes that can easily be made with simple ingredients.


Ingredients for cookies - cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, powdered sugar.
  • 1 Box of Cake Mix – Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Powdered Sugar

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.


  • You can also fold in white chocolate chips into the batter before baking to add a bit of chocolate to these strawberry cake mix cookies. I would stir in approximately 1 cup.
  • The powder sugar is optional in this recipe. If you leave it out, the cookies will still taste great.
  • You can dip half the cookies in melted white chocolate to create a fun variation on this cookie recipe.
  • I love using a strawberry cake mix for this cookie recipe, but you can easily use your favorite flavor of cake mix: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and cherry chip would all be delicious.
  • These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can make them in a heart shape or top with them Valentine’s Day sprinkles to make them more festive.

Step by step instructions

Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bowl with cake mix combined.

Step 2. Then combine everything together in a large mixing bowl.  You batter will be thick but that is normal.

Cookies dipped in powdered sugar.

Step 3. Use a cookie scoop to form the dough balls. Roll the dough balls in powdered sugar in a large bowl.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 4. Place the cookies on a lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between each cookie.

Cookies cooling on baking sheet.

Step 5. Bake until cookies are slightly brown around the edges. Allow to cool a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Pro Tips

  • Use cookie scoops to make the dough balls. It is so much easier, and they will all be uniform. You can also use an ice cream scoop.
  • It is also a good idea to use a cooling rack. Place the cookies on racks to cool completely.
  • We also line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. This makes cleaning large baking sheets easier as well.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies stacked together.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Also, you can put a piece a bread in the container with the cookies to keep the cookies moist.

How to freeze?

You can also easily freeze these cookies. Place them in a freezer bag or freezer container for up to 2-3 months. Let the cookies defrost at room temperature and then they are ready to enjoy.

What size cake mix is best?

I used a 15.25 oz strawberry cake mix to make these strawberry cookies and it worked great. This is the most common cake mix that is available.

They do make 18 oz cake mixes and I have found that they also work great to make these cake mix cookies. Cookies made with an 18 oz cake mix have more of a cake like texture but still taste great.

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Make these easy Strawberry Cake Cookies for a budget friendly sweet treat. Don’t forget to leave a comment once you do!

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

4.60 from 57 votes
Try making Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies for the perfect treat in minutes. The secret is using a cake mix for cookies with hardly any work that taste amazing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 128


  • 1 Strawberry cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar optional
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl. (Batter will be thick).
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookies and roll in powdered sugar. This is optional and they are great without the powdered sugar.
  • Place on cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 128kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 1g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 127mg, Potassium 5mg, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 20IU, Calcium 36mg, Iron 1mg

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I’m on a mission to help you create delicious desserts on a budget and do not require a ton of time. Together, we are going to make something sweet that the entire family will love!

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  1. ronak mehta says:

    5 stars
    The cake looks perfect and fabulous to bake for a special day. Yes, it’s definitely the best strawberry cake. Lovely!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you!

  2. Brittney says:

    5 stars
    I am NOT an avid baker by far. But your easy to follow recipe tricked my co-workers into thinking I’m a great baker…I just didn’t correct them. Nor did I let them in on the easy secret of using boxed cake mix. But these cookies were gone quickly, and many inquired about the recipe. I just told them it is “an old family recipe” that I didn’t even measure ingredients because I’ve made them so many times (ok, little white lie). You made me look talented and experienced! Thanks!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for sharing Brittney! I’m so glad your co-workers and you used them!

  3. Lei Marges says:

    5 stars
    So good and so easy!!! 4 yr old toddler approved! I even put some sliced almonds on the parents batch 😋 I wish I could upload a pic! But nonetheless thankful for you and your recipe♥️

    1. Carrie says:

      So glad you loved it!

  4. Tvisha says:

    Hi! I have an egg allergy- are there any substitutes I can use?

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes you can use applesauce.