strawberry cream cheese cookies

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    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

    How adorably festive are these cookies?!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 16 mins
    Total Time: 31 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 16 -18 cookies
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    • 1 box of strawberry flavored cake mix
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup to 1/3 of water, you'll want to start with 1/4 cup and add extra if needed
    • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup of milk
    • 2 drops of red food coloring
    • Valentine's day sprinkles


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and set aside.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Bake for 13-16 minutes, until slightly crackled on the top and the edges are starting to be golden.
    • 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.
    • When cookies are done baking, let sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Once cookies are completely cool, spread frosting atop the cookies and then garnish with sprinkles.
    • 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.


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  • Kathryn says:

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

  • Cassie says:

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

  • Erin says:

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

  • Elizabeth @ chronic venture says:

    yummm!! happy valentine’s day julie!!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

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

  • Deborah says:

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

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

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

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Julie these are adorable!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

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

  • AikoVenus says:

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

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:


  • Skye (Skye Loves...) says:

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

  • Megan @Country Cleaver says:

    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.

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction says:

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

  • Tracey says:

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

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    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 :)

  • Katie says:

    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! :)

  • Sarah says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

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