Cake Mix Strawberry Cookies

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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 are so many ways to use cake mix like these strawberry cake mix cookies. I also love using it for things like cake mix banana bread, cake mix cookie bars and cake mix brownies

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies Stacked


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. 

Ingredients needed

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. 
Strawberry cookie dough in a bowl and then rolled into cookies and then baked

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. 

Other variations

Besides using a different mix flavor, you could also try adding in things like chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or dried strawberries. 

Recipe tips

  • 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. 
strawberry cookies on a plate with 2 strawberries

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Cookies stacked on plate.
5 from 6 votes

Strawberry Cookies

By Heather
Easy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 dozen


  • 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.


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The dough mixture will seem a little gooey but don’t worry, they bake up delicious!
Also, the recipe as written yields 5 dozen cookies. When my sister and I make them it is more like 2 dozen.


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 89g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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