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strawberry cream cheese cookies

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day.


It’s Valentine’s Day!!

Fluffy pink cookies are totally something you should make

And load them with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles

strawberry cream cheese cookies

Cause who would really be opposed to receiving these?

Well, here we are. Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day or whatever you call it or celebrate. It’s a day full of love and colorful hearts and sweet notes exchanged.

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t really care for this day in particular because I just believe it’s a marketing ploy but whatever, it gives me an excuse to bake really girly treats and I’m sure J appreciates eating a pink cookie. Very manly, eh?

These cookies are really easy to make, it’s part boxed strawberry cake mix (AHH, SHOOT ME NOW if you’re not a fan of using that stuff) and part from the heart :) they turned out really soft and fluffy and pretty addicting. Cookies are just too easy to eat. AMEN.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day and make these cookies apart of your celebration, or whatever you choose to do tonight :)

strawberry cream cheese cookies
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 16-18 cookies
  • 1 box of strawberry flavored cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup of water (you'll want to start with ¼ cup and add extra if needed)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
  • Valentine's day sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg, oil and water. Stir by hand with wooden spoon until everything is evenly combined. If the batter becomes too thick, add water, but a tbsp. at a time.
  3. Scoop dough with a medium sized cookie scoop into the palm of your hands and form into a ball. Place on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 13-16 minutes, until slightly crackled on the top and the edges are starting to be golden.
  5. In the meantime, while the cookies are baking, prepare the frosting by beating the cream cheese in a bowl of a stand mixer until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, milk, and red food coloring. Continue to beat until color starts to form and everything is smooth. Set aside.
  6. When cookies are done baking, let sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cookies are completely cool, spread frosting atop the cookies and then garnish with sprinkles.
  8. Keep cookies in an airtight container. You may choose to put them in the fridge because of the cream cheese or let them sit out (if there are any left!). I didn't let my cookies sit out for more than 3 days.


  1. 02/14/2012 at 8:26 am

    I love soft, fluffy cookies especially when they are covered in frosting and sprinkles! Happy Valentine’s Day :D

  2. 02/14/2012 at 9:10 am

    These look soooo good! I love cake mix cookies. Adding cream cheese is just BRILLIANT!

  3. 02/14/2012 at 9:14 am

    I definitely am not opposed to these cookies. Love cream cheese!

  4. 02/14/2012 at 9:25 am

    yummm!! happy valentine’s day julie!!

  5. 02/14/2012 at 9:45 am

    Strawberry frosting twins, I love it!
    I’ll forgive you for the lack of chocolate since these look pretty darn good themselves ;)

  6. 02/14/2012 at 10:44 am

    I love cake mix cookies – and the pink is always my favorite!!

  7. 02/14/2012 at 10:47 am

    Oh I wish I had these cookies in my life to celebrate today!

  8. 02/14/2012 at 10:50 am

    Julie these are adorable!

  9. 02/14/2012 at 10:57 am

    Pink cookies are so much more fun than regular cookies! I need to keep cake mix on hand for recipes like this. :)

  10. 02/14/2012 at 11:38 am

    These are so cute – these look especially fun and simple! ^^

  11. 02/14/2012 at 2:45 pm


  12. 02/15/2012 at 1:07 am

    So utterly, utterly adorable. I love how pink these are.

  13. 02/15/2012 at 9:38 am

    I make a cookie almost exactly like these – and they are always a hit. Not to mention – the pink is way to cute for words.

  14. 02/15/2012 at 12:52 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! These cookies have got to be the prettiest color pink I have ever seen! :)

  15. 02/15/2012 at 7:42 pm

    Hope you had a great V-Day! Your pink cookies are the perfect way to celebrate, and I love the sprinkles!!

  16. 02/15/2012 at 10:52 pm

    I love these! I’m not a huge fan of the lovey dovey marketing side of Valentine’s Day, but am always game for an excuse to bake something pink :)

  17. 02/16/2012 at 11:13 am

    Yummm… these look and sound amazing! I just make a box cake mix cookie with cream cheese and it was to die for. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! :)

  18. Sarah
    10/24/2012 at 8:00 am

    Would this recipe work if I used a different cake batter? Chocolate for instance?

    • 10/24/2012 at 8:02 am

      Yeah, definitely. Probably wouldn’t use the red food coloring though!


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