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Summer Cookies: Easy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


If there was ever a cookie for summer then this is it.  Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are light, refreshing and totally delicious but the very best part about them is that they are super easy to make.  The cookie itself starts with a strawberry cake mix and the glaze is packed with strawberry flavor.  Everyone should make a batch of these Easy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, grab a glass of ice cold milk, head outside and enjoy the sunshine.  

Do you love strawberry cookies?  Try these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies!

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The BEST Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Up until I made these sweet babies I had never thought that I liked strawberry cake.  What was I thinking?  I have been missing out on that awesomeness my whole life!

Not only do these soft and amazing cookies start with a strawberry cake mix but they are also glazed with a simple homemade strawberry glaze.  They truly are the BEST Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies and I can’t wait for you to try this easy cake mix cookie recipe for yourself.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Strawberry Cake Mix-The perfect base for a flavorful strawberry cookie.
  • Eggs-Added to help bind the cookie dough together and add help give them a light texture.
  • Vegetable Oil-Melted butter can be substituted instead.
  • Powdered Sugar-The starting point for a smooth and decadent glaze.
  • Strawberry Jam-Helps thin the glaze and give it amazing flavor.  The best part is that using jam means you can make these all year long.
  • Milk-Added to help thin the glaze so that it is the perfect consistency.

How to Make Strawberry Mix Cake Cookies with Strawberry Glaze

  1. Combine the cake mix, eggs and oil in a medium bowl with a handheld mixer.  You can also do this step by hand but I would recommend whisking the egg before adding it to the cake mix.
  2. The dough will be thick and a gorgeous shade of pink. 
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop mounds of dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet.  Being sure to leave enough room between each mound for the cookies to spread.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are set around the edges.  The middle might still seem a little underdone but that is fine.  Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.  This time is going to allow the cookies to set up and continue to cook just a bit.  It is so important to remember and not over bake cake mix cookies.  There is really only about a minute between a soft cookie and a hard hockey puck.
  5. Once all of the cookies are baked and cooled, combine all of the strawberry glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.  We are using strawberry jam to flavor the glaze.  It works so nice because it gives it so much flavor and also has tiny chunks of strawberry in it.  I have given you a recommended amount of milk between 2-3 tablespoons.  The amount of milk you use will really depend on the day.  You are looking for a glaze that is thin but yet thick enough to not run completely off of the cookie.
  6. Use a teaspoon of glaze and spread onto each cookie.  The glaze will drip a little over the edge of the cookies which is exactly what you want.  Allow the glaze to set up for 15-30 minutes before you stack them up.

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Tips for AMAZING Cake Mix Cookies

  • Whisk the dry cake mix before adding any of the wet ingredients.  This will break down any lumps in the mix and keep them from being in the cookie dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop!  It is so important to keep all of the cookies the same size so that they will bake evenly.
  • Don’t over bake the cake mix cookies.  The difference between a soft cookie and a hockey puck is only a minute or two.  Remove the cookies once they are set.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes.  The residual heat from the baking sheet will allow the cookies to continue baking slightly.  It will also set them up perfectly.
  • Wait to glaze the strawberry cake mix cookies until they are completely cooled.  If you rush and try to glaze the cookies while they are warm it won’t set up nicely.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookie Variations

  • Add butter instead of vegetable oil to the cookie dough.  This will give the cookies a little richer flavor.
  • Use Homemade Strawberry Jam for the glaze.  This No Pectin Strawberry Jam recipe is easy and would be delicious.
  • Add white chocolate chips to the cookie dough.  It will give the strawberry cookies wonderful white chocolate flavor and a nice texture.
  • Sprinkle a Strawberry Crunch on top of the glaze.  It took this Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake to the next level and would do the same thing for these cookies.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are cake mix cookies?

Cake mix cookies are a super simple cookie recipe that start with a cake mix.  Smaller amounts of eggs and oil are added to the cookie dough to give it a denser and cookie like texture.

Using a cake mix to make cookies is a great way to make cookies quickly and they give you a tasty base.   From there the possibilities are endless!  See all of my cake mix cookies here!

How do I store Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies?

These Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.  They will last for 4-5 days in the fridge and only a couple at room temp, so I always suggest the refrigerator.

Strawberry Cake Cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months.  For best results, freeze the cookies unglazed.  Glaze with the strawberry glaze before serving and after the cookies have defrosted.

Can I freeze the cake mix cookie dough?

The cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months too.  The best way to freeze the cookie dough is to use a cookie scoop and scoop them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Put the scooped cookie dough into the freezer and freeze for a couple of hours.  Once the cookie dough is frozen, place the cookie dough mounds into a freezer bag.  Make sure to mark the bag with instructions so that you don’t have to go back to the recipe later.

What size cake mix do I use?

All of my cake mix cookie recipes call for a 15.25 ounce cake mix.  It is the standard size cake mix but there are times when you can find them a little larger.

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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

A strawberry cake mix is transformed into the best summer cookie EVER! Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are refreshing and delicious. Your entire family will love them.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 168kcal
4.43 from 45 votes
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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

  • 1-15.25 oz box strawberry cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Strawberry Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk


Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine cookie ingredients in medium-large bowl and mix until completely incorporated.  NOTE:  Dough will be thick.
  • Using a medium sized cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon}, scoop cookies onto a silicone {or parchment} lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.  Repeat until all of the dough is baked.


  • Combine glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. It should be thick enough to run slowly off of you whisk but still spreadable.
  • Take a heaping teaspoon of glaze and spread it over the top of each cooled cookie. Wait for glaze to set up at room temperature or refrigerate for faster set up.
  • Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze unglazed cookies for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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