This easy strawberry cake mix cookie recipe bakes up a batch of 24 delicious cookies in just 15 minutes! With only 4 ingredients, you'll want to make these cookies time and time again.
Why You'll Love These Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix
This is such a super easy dessert recipe! All you need is a mixing bowl, a box of strawberry cake mix, eggs, oil, and some candy-coated chocolate pieces.
These soft and fluffy cookies are not only packed with strawberry flavor, they have M&M candies mixed in. That strawberry-chocolate flavor combination is just the best! Check out my Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe.
Using cake mix to make cookies is genius! There's no measuring of flour or sugar. No need for baking powder or baking soda! This recipe is pretty much foolproof 🙂
This recipe is totally customizable! Swap out the cake mix flavor to match your personal favorite or for a particular occasion such as Valentine's Day, Easter, birthday, or anything else.
What Goes into Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix
Strawberry cake mix - Use your favorite brand (Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker)
M&M candies - or use milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or sprinkles
Eggs and oil - basic ingredients for cookies
How to Make Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix
(1) In a large bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Use a whisk or an electric mixer.
(2) Fold in half of the M&Ms.
(3) Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, form tablespoon-size cookie dough balls and place them onto a prepared cookie sheet. Top each cookie dough ball with additional M&Ms. See my notes below about other topping ideas 🙂
(4) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool a little. Transfer to cooling rack.
You can see my Google Web Story at Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies.
Frequently Asked Questions
With so many cake mix flavors available, pick your favorite or experiment with a few such as chocolate, vanilla, or lemon.
There could be a couple of reasons this happens. Try not to overmix the cookie dough. Just blend it enough to incorporate all the ingredients together. If the cookies still come out flat, try refrigerating the cookie dough for about 30 minutes before baking.
Using a neutral-flavored oil is best for baking. Canola oil or vegetable oil seems to be the best choice. You can use olive oil as another option. You could use melted butter as a substitute for the oil, but the cookies may have a slightly different texture and may not be as moist.
Store baked and cooled cookies in an airtight container on your countertop for 3-4 days. You can also store baked cookies in the freezer for up to 6 months. I recommend using these BPA-free, glass storage containers from Bayco. Available now on Amazon.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat baking sheet.
Use an ice cream scoop to help with the uniformity of the uncooked cookie dough.
Make sure to space the cookie dough apart at least 2 inches since they will spread out while baking.
If the cookies are browning too quickly, raise the oven rack up a notch.
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Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix
- large mixing bowl
- measuring cup(s)
- 1 15.25 ounces strawberry cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup canola oil (or whatever you have on hand)
- 1 cup candy coated chocolate pieces (such as M&Ms)
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet or cooking sheet with parchment paper or silpat pad. Set aside.
- Add cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large mixing bowl. Blend well with a whisk or an electric mixer, just until blended. Do not over mix.
- Fold in half of the candy using a spoon or spatula.
- Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, form tablespoon-size cookie dough balls and place them onto a prepared cookie sheet. Top each cookie dough ball with additional M&Ms. See my notes below about other topping ideas 🙂
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let them cool for about 4-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy to my readers. I'm not a nutritionist and I don't guarantee the accuracy of this data. The data may differ according to the brands I used versus the brands you use. To calculate the data yourself using your brands, try using an online nutrition calculator or app.