Jul 01, 2020
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Strawberry cookies that require only 4 ingredients! These can be made quickly with no mixer and no need to chill the dough!
There is something about whipping up a batch of cookies that is so satisfying. It’s also a fun activity to do with my kids now that they are a little older.
Cake Mix Cookies like this strawberry version and lemon version have become some of our favorites to make because it’s seriously so easy! No need for a mixer or to chill the dough.
Why these are the best strawberry cookies
- Only 4 ingredients and no mixer needed! Doesn’t get much easier.
- Great for so many occasions like a baby shower, Valentine’s, Easter, birthdays and more.
- Taste. These have such a great flavor and I love the chewy texture.
Cake mix – Use your favorite brand of strawberry cake mix.
Egg – Needed for baking the cookies.
Whipped topping – I used Cool Whip for this recipe.
Powdered sugar – This coats the cookies.
How to make strawberry cookies
- Mix: Stir together cake mix, egg and whipped topping in a bowl. Mix until just combined.
- Roll: Place the powdered sugar in a shallow dish or bowl. Using a spoon, spoon dough into the bowl and roll dough into small, 1-inch balls and coat with powdered sugar.
- Bake: Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool: Let these cookies cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.
How to store
Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Can I freeze strawberry cookies with cake mix?
Yes! You can freeze the dough balls by placing them on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Once they have frozen, place the balls into a freezer safe container.
When ready to bake, put the frozen cookie balls on a cookie sheet and let them come to room temperature before baking.
Can I use a different flavor cake mix?
This recipe can be used with different flavors like vanilla, chocolate, lemon and red velvet. This strawberry cookie version is probably my favorite.
Besides using a different mix flavor, you could also try adding in things like chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or dried strawberries.
- You can make the batter a day ahead of time, just store it in the refrigerator before ready to bake.
- Drop a tablespoon full of batter into the powdered sugar before attempting to roll into a ball. It helps the dough not stick to your hands.
- Don’t over bake. These cookies might not look quite done when you take them out but once the cool they will be perfectly chewy.
- Store these cookies in an air tight container for up to a week.
More easy cookie recipes
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies – Made with lemon cake mix.
- German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies – Chocolate chip cookies topped with German Chocolate Cake frosting.
- Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies – A great mix of cinnamon and oatmeal.
- Cherry Bon Bon Cookies – Sugar cookies with a cherry inside topped with cherry frosting.
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies – Chewy cookie full of banana flavor. A great way to use ripe bananas.
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- 1 package strawberry cake mix
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 carton 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and whipped topping until well combined.
- Place sugar in a shallow dish.
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into sugar and coat in sugar.
- Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
- Remove and place on wire rack to cool.
Also, the recipe as written yields 5 dozen cookies. When my sister and I make them it is more like 2 dozen.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.