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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 Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies?! Grab yourself some strawberry cake mix and prepare to fall in love with these soft cake mix cookies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 box of strawberry flavored cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water, start with ¼ cup and add extra if needed
  • 8 ounce cream cheese,, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
  • Valentine’s day sprinkles

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  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. 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.

Recipe Notes


Calories: 256 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0.001 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 233 mg | Potassium: 29 mg | Sugar: 36 g

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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese cookies, cream cheese strawberry cookies, strawberry cookies from cake mix, valentines day cookies


Recipe Rating


Wednesday 24th of October 2012

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


Wednesday 24th of October 2012

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


Thursday 16th of February 2012

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! :)

Baking Serendipity

Wednesday 15th of February 2012

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 :)


Wednesday 15th of February 2012

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

Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction

Wednesday 15th of February 2012

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