Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Easy, quick, and fool proof strawberry cookies loaded with chocolate chips.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Easy, no-fuss and quick!

Oops I did it again.  One more cake mix cookie for you. Devil’s Food? check!  Vanilla? check! Now it’s time for pink to take over. A whole lotta pink.

I know many of you aren’t fond of using boxed mixes in recipes. I’m on the fence about it. I love it for its convenience and the cake batter taste it gives desserts, but nothing can truly beat a brownie made from scratch.  I’ve made some fantastic cake batter flavored treats without using cake mix at all, too. It IS possible. Hello, Cake Batter Sugar Cookies and Cupcake Puppy Chow (both = no cake mix!).

Regardless, I haven’t been able to pin down a fantastic strawberry-dough based cookie recipe without using it, so I picked up a box of Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix the other day and things got even more pink around these parts.  I know you’ll love these. :)

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Easy, no-fuss and quick!

The real reason I made these? Valentine’s Day is coming up! Not that I needed an excuse for a pink cookie, but it conveniently fits the part.

I took my Confetti Cake Batter Cookie recipe, subbed strawberry cake mix for vanilla and chocolate chips for the sprinkles.  It’s truly the easiest cookie recipe you’ll ever find, especially for how soft, puffy, thick, and perfect they come out.

You’ll literally ask yourself HOW on earth a cookie this good can start from a box. Well, it does.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Easy, no-fuss and quick!

The dough combines 6 simple ingredients: strawberry cake mix, eggs, oil, baking powder, vanilla, and chocolate chips.  Everything may come together by hand. The dough is quite dense and thick, so you’ll definitely need a bit of elbow grease to mix everything together.  It’s also very oily.  But do NOT worry, the cookies will still bake up thick and puffy.  With strawberry chocolate chips cookies as the finished product, you definitely didn’t hear me complaining about using my arm muscles to get there. ;)

** Note: if you’d like to sift your dry cake mix to get out all of the lumps before combining with the rest of the ingredients, be my guest.  But everthing came together nicely for me without taking that extra step. **

There is also no dough-chilling required. I chill my dough for nearly every single cookie I bake – the most recent exception is my recipe for  Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies – no need to wait around for the dough to get cold and moldable. The same goes for today’s cookies. Bypass all of that and stick these cake mix cookies right into the oven.

Only 20 minutes start to finish!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Easy, no-fuss and quick!

I rolled the dough balls a bit larger than my previous cake mix cookies, about 2 Tablespoons of dough go into each dough ball.  Feel free to make these any size you want – adjust the baking time accordingly and watch that they do not brown.  A few of mine got a bit brown on top because I left them in 1 extra minute by mistake. That’s what I get for trying to vacuum as I bake. Cleaning < baking.

Be sure to roll your balls of dough to be “taller” rather than wide. I talked about the “tall” trick here.   If thick cookies are your goal, make sure you don’t miss that!

{sidenote: do you know how hard it is to shoot pink cookies without them looking like the pink goo from Ghostbusters?  This was quite a challenging photo shoot!}

Ok, back to these glorious gems.  Texture wise, these cookies and very soft and light.  They retain that soft-baked consistency that I know you love (and so do I!). While they come from cake mix, they are not cakey in the slightest. They are soft in the center, but very chewy around the edges.  Moist, melting in your mouth – no dry crumbs in sight.  And I LOVE how puffy and thick they turned out.  You have the baking powder to thank for all that lift.

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What about their taste?  The strawberry taste isn’t overpowering at all. In fact, I don’t even like strawberry cake but when baked into pink cookie form? I’m all about it. My friend Erin told me they taste like vanilla strawberry shortcake!  Kevin couldn’t stop eating them, despite their fabulous girly color. ;)

And all those chocolate chips? I was actually going to add Valentine’s Day sprinkles to these cookies, but the combination of chocolate and strawberries is just one of my favorites. And with a bag of Nestle Morsels staring me in the face, I knew semi-sweet chocolate chips were the strawberry dough’s destiny.  You could even go for white chocolate instead!

Easy, quick, and fool proof strawberry cookies loaded with chocolate chips.

Cookies are pretty in pink. :)



Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mixed with a little oil, chocolate chips, eggs, baking powder and vanilla, strawberry cake mix is the base of what may be the prettiest and softest cookie you'll ever bake. And they're pink, too!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 1 box (18.25 oz) strawberry cake mix, like Duncan Hines
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla by hand. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to form a dough- stir vigorously until all of the pockets of dry cake mix are gone. Gently mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop rounded balls of dough, about 2 Tablespoons each, onto prepared baking sheet. Stick a few more chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough balls if you want them for looks, if desired. Make sure the balls of dough are taller than they are wide. See here for more details.

Bake for 10 minutes – do not let the cookies get brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes; they will be very soft at first. As they cool, the tops may settle down; press them down gently with your fingers if they are not sinking much. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

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If you’re not a fan of using cake mix, you may enjoy my Cake Batter Sugar Cookies instead.  Use 1 drop of red food dye to make them pink and add strawberry extract (if you can find some) instead of the butter extract called for:

Cake Batter Sugar Cookies-13


Or even my Cupcake Puppy Chow (no cake mix!)

Cupcake Puppy Chow (without cake mix)


If you love strawberry and chocolate together, you must try my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins


Or my Strawberry Swirl Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Swirl Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars



344 Responses to “Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

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    Anjuposted May 17, 2013 at 9:59 am


    It’s me again!! I threw off the really big ones..then made the next half batch as smaller mounds.. they came out perfectt!! My husband lovedd it! I gave a few to a friend too! Thank you soo much !!! :)


    • Sallyreplied on May 17th, 2013 at 10:07 am

      I’m glad to hear it!


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    Lovelleposted May 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Honestly, I dont even know how I got to your site… I was Googling Chocolate Dipped Oreos to see how many different ways you can decorate them then Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies popped up in the results! I am SOOO glad I did not ignore it. I am making these tonight and bringing them to my family reunion tomorrow to test out on everybody! Who doesnt love Strawberries and Chocolate? Like Seriously. This may be the most awesomeness cookie recipe ever! Thanks! xoxo


    • Sallyreplied on May 24th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      So glad you stumbled upon my website and this recipe, Lovelle! I love these cookies. They are so easy to make! I hope you enjoy them and have fun at the family reunion!


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    Lovelleposted May 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Made these on Friday evening and took them to my family reunion, they devoured them! I wish I had made more… I made a special batch for my mom, dipping a few halfway in melted dark chocolate. She was upset because someone found her stash and finished them for her! lol… Only thing I was disappointed about was the color when I took my pictures. No matter how many adjustments I made to my camera, it still would not show the pretty pink color of the cookie; they all looked like regular delicious chocolate chip cookies. Oh well… at least the taste was there! Thanks for a great recipe… :D


    • Sallyreplied on May 28th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      I love the idea of dipping them into chocolate! If the strawberry cake mix is pink, I’m not sure how your cookies weren’t pink though.


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    tashaposted May 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hello! Would this work if I put the batter into different shaped tins such as heart shaped or letter shapes, and then baked them?


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      It sure would!


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    Susanne Harteposted May 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Hey Sally, I’m late in finding this recipe! I was just wondering if the strawberry cake mix cookies could be made from scratch because we don’t have the cake mix version here. Obviously from scratch would be runnier, how would you make it right for dough?

    Kind Regards,


    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Hi Susanne! Unfortunately, I’m not sure how to make strawberry cookies without the cake mix. Trust me, if I could develop the perfect strawberry cookie recipe I would not use cake mix!


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    Ericaposted June 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you!!! I am throwing a ladybud themed baby shower and making all the decorations in pink ladybugs. These cookies are perfect. Awesome!!!

    Alive becuase of Christ,


    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      They do make perfect ladybug cookies! That sounds like a cute shower. Enjoy, Erica!


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    lindaposted June 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

    the color it so eye captivating! would be great with a jam filled middle with maybe peanut butter chips, haha just a random idea :p


    • Sallyreplied on June 20th, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Peanut butter chips! I’m intrigued, I’ll have to try it Linda. I love PB & strawberries.


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    Rachelposted July 28, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    OMG! I just made these, and I think I have a new favorite cookie! The only thing I did differently was use mini chocolate chips because that is what I had on hand. I’m thinking about using them to make ice cream sandwiches with coconut fudge ice cream. Thank you so much for the recipe! Yummy!!


    • Sallyreplied on July 29th, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Love the idea of making ice cream sandwiches with them! And with coconut fudge ice cream. SO good!


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    Laurel Isaakposted September 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Would it be possible to include a printer friendly version of the recipes?


    • Sallyreplied on September 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      in the righthand corner of the recipe, press “print”


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    Terriposted September 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I just made a double batch of these with white chocolate chips and they are delish! I was skeptical that they would actually bake up that pretty, but they did indeed. I’m packaging them in cellophane bags tied with pink ribbon for a breast cancer fundraiser luncheon. I’m certain they will be a hit! Thanks for the awesome recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on September 9th, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Very glad you were pleased with these cookies! They are perfect for your cause, no doubt about it. Thanks for reporting back, Terri!


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    Chrystieposted September 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks Sally for helping me locate the recipe. Will be fun to make with my granddaughters!


    • Sallyreplied on September 18th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Hope you all enjoy, Chrystie!


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    Kellyposted October 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Hi Sally I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for this recipe. I have been having a difficult time deciding on what to make for my fiance and I’s wedding favors. One day I stumbled upon your blog by complete accident when searching “pink chocolate chips cookies,” in Google and I am so happy I did. My future mom in law and I made these and they were to die for!!!! We made one batch with dark chocolate chips and another with white. These will be awesome and match our color scheme for the wedding perfectly and will sure be memorable! Thanks again =D


    • Sallyreplied on October 24th, 2013 at 6:45 am

      I love that you searched for “pink chocolate chip cookies” on the internet. You sound a lot like me. :)

      I’m glad you made and loved these cookies! They are especially tasty with dark chocolate chips, though I can never turn down a white chocolate chip strawberry cookie. Both great choices as far as chips go! I am so delighted to hear these will be a wedding treat. I’m honored, actually. Have a beautiful, wonderful, happy wedding Kelly. Congrats!


      • Kellyreplied on December 22nd, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        Hi Sally! I just wanted to give you an update. We made the cookies and they turned out absolutely AMAZING! Everyone loved them. I can’t tell you how many times we were asked for the recipe. The only issue my mom in law and I had while making these was that after the first minute or so of trying to roll the dollops into balls, the rest of the dough in the bowl was unworkable. It would stick to your hands and 1/3 of the dough would go to waste because so much of it would cling to your hands. Even though you said it isn’t necessary to refrigerate the dough beforehand I would suggest that it be done. Because this step was missed it caused a lot of aggravation especially since we made over 13 batches of cookies. Otherwise it was a piece of cake (PUN intended) to make them. Thanks again.

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    elaineposted October 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    omg, thank you so much for this recipe! just made them this afternoon and O M G!!!!!! they were such a hit with our kids!


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    Euniceposted November 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Hi, if I use Betty crocker’s cake mix, can I use the exact same ingredient as you used? Thank you. :-)


    • Sallyreplied on November 3rd, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      You will need 18.25 oz of cake mix. You may use any brand you wish as long as you have 18.25 oz.


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    Crystalposted November 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    These cookies are SO amazing!!! Quick, easy, inexpensive and, of course, delicious!!!!

    I made a batch with the semi-sweet chocolate chips and they were sooo yummy. Then I tried a batch with white chocolate chips and I thought they were even better, which I didn’t think could be possible!! I’ve had multiple people tell me this is the best cookie they’ve ever eaten! Doesn’t get much better than that!


    • Sallyreplied on November 26th, 2013 at 8:34 am

      I love love love these with white chocolate! Thanks for reporting back, Crystal!


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    DeeDeeposted December 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    My theory is that using a box mix doesn’t count if you are using it to make something other than what the mix intends. I mean if you don’t have to use the recipe on the box then you’re still a real baker, right??


    • Sallyreplied on December 12th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Haha EXACTLY! ;)


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    Jocelynposted December 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    This is my first time making cake mix cookies! I’m so excited because they are so easy to make. Who knew cake mix could be used for cookies! The only problem I have is that I’m making red velvet cake mix cookies and many recipes call for 1/2 cup of oil and I noticed you use 1/3 cup instead. I used only 1/4 cup from a recipe I saw on the box of a yellow cake mix. Which is right??? I’m confused! I have to make these cookies for a cookie exchange and I want to make sure they taste good! I have the dough made and was refrigerated overnight, however should I add more oil to the dough? Thanks for your help!


    • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Hi Jocelyn – all cookie recipes are different. I do not suggest adding more oil to already made cookie dough. 1/3 cup of oil is the perfect amount for my cookies. I find them to be too oily with 1/2 cup.


      • Jocelynreplied on December 17th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

        Thanks for your advice! I made all the cookies as is and they turned out ok. I baked for 10 minutes and they didn’t come out as soft as I’d like. Maybe I’ll try a minute or two less next time. Also, what is the purpose of the baking powder? Some recipes call for it and others don’t. Next time I’ll try your cake mix cookie recipe and let you know how it comes out. Thanks for your help and wonderful cookie recipes!!! these are great for the holidays!!!

        • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

          The baking powder makes them puff up. Let me know how my recipe turns out. Happy Holidays, Jocelyn!

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    Angelinaposted December 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Sally

    I finally found all the necessary ingredients – tough task here in Hong Kong. I was wondering what you would think of subbing in cream cheese for the oil. More specifically strawberry flavoured cream cheese! Anyone else who has tried cream cheese instead of butter/oil, let me know your thoughts or results. Thanks.


    • Sallyreplied on December 27th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Hi Angelina – sorry for the delay, I took some time off for Christmas. You real need pure fat and most specifically – oil – in this cookie recipe. I’ve never tried it with cream cheese, but something’s telling me the result won’t be ideal.


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    Sallyposted January 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Well…i made these cookies last night. They came out perfect! The look, the smell, but then there was one slight issue which ended up being the most important issue: the taste. I was so excited when I read this recipe online that I went to the store and bought the ingredients right after I got off of work. I don’t bake often, especially at 12:00 at night, but I just Had to try these. I followed the recipe exactly and I just don’t know what went wrong…everyone who’s tried them has said they’re good, but not fabulous. One person stated that they taste like a better version of Pepto while another stated that they taste like cough syrup. I’m not sure what happened or where I went wrong since I mixed and baked exactly like the recipe said, but for me, these were disappointing…I have three other recipes of yours that I’m going to try and hopefully they’ll taste better…


    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Hey Sally! Do you usually like strawberry cake from cake mix? Because that is what these should taste like. Which brand did you use? Sorry they were a disappointment.


      • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

        Yes ma’am, I do, that’s why I was so excited to try these! I used the brand you have pictured here, Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme. After I ate one last night, I checked all the dates on all of my ingredients to make sure nothing was expired…its not a big deal or anything, but I figured you liked knowing how your recipe came out for others.

        • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

          Thank you very much for letting me know. And again, I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy these cookies!

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    Anneposted January 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I made these with white chocolate chips for a baby shower (white just seemed more baby-ish!) and they were so delicious I had to make a second batch – my husband and kiddos ate half the first batch before I could serve them!


    • Sallyreplied on January 22nd, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Perfect baby shower treat! That’s funny you had to make more. That seems to happen with this recipe a lot. ;)


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    Carolynposted January 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Sally, I made these for ME this evening as I craved something sweet, and (forgive me) girlie. Used white chips. Most are gone now, my boys “discovered” them and it’s all over now. They are not only beautiful but soooo good. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! So now the boys are going to make their own…THATS how easy it was!


    • Sallyreplied on January 24th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Yes! They’re so simple to make, aren’t they. Perfect when you’re in a rush and just need something quick. They’re great with white chocolate chips too! Thanks Carolyn.


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    Heatherposted February 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I wish I had kept a closer eye on them; ten minutes was way too long in my oven. And for me this was too many chocolate chips, it overwhelmed the strawberry flavour. I’ll try them again though, I love the concept and they were super easy.


  23. #
    Mary Annposted February 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Is there anyway I can use heart shape cookie cutter for these.
    I would appreciate your in put


    • Sallyreplied on February 6th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      I’m sure you could bake in a 9×13 pan and then cut into shapes when cooled. Enjoy!


      • Mary Annreplied on February 6th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        thank you never thought of that, can’t wait to make them

  24. #
    Carolineposted February 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I just finished baking them for a church fund raiser. So fast & easy to prepare. They turned out perfect. Of course I had to try them! Love all the chocolate w/the strawberry flavor. As you said they make a great Valentine cookie. I’ll be trying some of your other recipes. Happy Valentine’s Day to you …..


    • Sallyreplied on February 8th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Caroline. Glad they were a hit. Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!


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    MadHouseFiFiposted February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm


    I just made a batch of these. I LOVE them, so does my husband. I used mostly semi-sweet chips with some white chocolate chips mixed in. I’ll make another batch to share on Valentine’s Day. I’m picky about cookies & desserts. I make most things from scratch, but there is no need when these are so good. I can’t wait to try other mixes & variations and bring them to parties. Thanks for sharing this delicious pink cookie!


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    gfpposted February 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Do you have any suggestions for modifying the recipe now that boxes of cake mix have shrunk? I’m making these for Valentine’s Day, but the Pillsbury cake mix is only 15.25 ounces now. Thanks for all of these great recipes!


    • Sallyreplied on February 12th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      I’ve made these cookies with that size box and they come out just fine. Enjoy!


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    Colie-Anneposted February 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I was so excited to try these. My grandmother always made cake mix cookies, but when she passed, the secret to tall, fluffy cake mix cookies passed. The only trick I remember is she folded in cool whip, rather than oil. (What can I say, she was a woman of the 50’s!)
    I made the mistake of getting a Betty Crocker mix which is only 15.75oz. I was worried it would foul the recipe, but it turned out fine! I live at ~8000 ft so I added 2 Tbs flour to the dry mix for altitude. I also had to make smaller cookies to avoid browning- I dropped dough in a generous 1Tbs sized balls ( nice and tall!) and baked for 9 minutes. They were perfect!
    I do think the color is a little lighter in this mix than the Duncan Hines. I suppose that could be remedied by adding a drop or two of red food dye to the egg mixture prior to mixing. They are still beautiful and delicious! Thank you for sharing. I can now experiment with other cake mixes and bring back grandma’s tradition!


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    Teeposted February 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    LOVE these!! I tried them the other night using an off brand cake mix and they were not nearly as pretty and also weirdly salty, went back to the store today and got the correct brand and it made a world of difference! Thanks for the new favorite cookie!


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    Sarahposted February 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Made these for Valentine’s Day. So good! Thank you


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    Jenniferposted February 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Sally! Well I went in search of the DH strawberry cake mix late one evening but could only find a red velvet cake mix. Have you ever tried this recipe with red velvet? I’m just curious as I’m about to try it tonight with my kids for Valentine’s day. =)


    • Sallyreplied on February 14th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Yes! Using red velvet cake mix would be just fine.


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    Sara Anneposted February 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Made these for my boyfriend and best friend today, they were absolutelyperfect.


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    JoAnnposted February 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Made these for Valentines Day for my 3yr olds school staff! They were oooooing and awwwwing all over the place about them! Needless to say here I am 3 days after Valentines Day making more!! Thanks for sharing! They are scrumptious and easy peasy to make!!


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    Shaeposted February 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Made these last week for Valentine’s Day! Super easy and yummy. 2 people told me that this was the best cookie they had ever had! :)


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    Angelinaposted March 9, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Hi Sally

    I made these again, but instead of strawberry, used Duncan Hines Chocolate fudge cake and mint chips! It worked perfectly.



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    Adrienneposted March 29, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I am eating Reese’s peanut butter cup cake mix cookies right now and that’s what lead me to search for a strawberry version. Sounds great! I should have known to check your blog. I will be making your banana cupcakes with chocolate and peanut butter swirl frosting tomorrow and then these pink beauties on Sunday! I’m sure both will turn out great and everyone will love them at both gatherings! Thanks for great recipes and keep up the amazing work! :-)


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    Jen Gilleposted March 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Stumbled onto your website while looking for a cake mix remix. Love to do things from scratch but sometimes a busy girl has to use a few tricks right?! These were TDF! Making them for a co-worker going through a divorce b/c sometimes a cookie is just what the doctor orders for a broken heart.
    Just loved the hint of berry flavor, and I used special dark choc chips, which I felt gave them a little bit of extra richness…so yummy!!
    I’m going to make it my mission to try one of your recipes every week! Thx for doing what you do so that us fellow baking addicts always have some inspiration!


    • Sallyreplied on March 30th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Jen! So happy you’re enjoy my recipes so far. These cookies are great when you need a baked treat quickly!


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    Monshayeposted March 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I used the classic white mix. Cut up a large cookies and creme bar instead of chocolate chips and it came out wonderful. I was wondering if I wanted to get it a bit more sweet what can I add to it?


    • Sallyreplied on March 30th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Hmm. They’re pretty sweet as it is – especially adding chocolate candy bar. You could try adding a little sugar to the dough before baking if you’d like.


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    Kimposted April 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hello sally, i’ve bought a different brand of cake mix. There are 600g margarine& sugar & 300g flour in 1 box. How can i use?


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    Katieposted April 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Can you freeze this Strawberry Choc Chip cookies after you make them?


    • Sallyreplied on April 11th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Definitely! They’re good for 2-3 months.


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    Sharonposted April 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Love this recipe but I saw it on another site called HubPages.
    I’m so glad I found your site because you seem to be the original creator of this delicious looking cookie.


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    Shannynposted April 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Made both these strawberry cookies AND the cake batter cookies for Easter. I made the strawberry with oil and the cake batter with greek yogurt; I much prefer the greek yogurt; thanks for the tips!!
    They are both super yummy!


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    Kimkposted May 7, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Hello! I’m planning on doing this for my mom with a few variations. Anyway, I don’t know where to get butter extract. As far as I know, butter extract isn’t sold in groceries or anywhere here in the Philippines. What can I do to substitute for the butter extract?


    • Sallyreplied on May 7th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      There is no butter extract in this recipe – just vanilla. You may leave it out if you need to. Enjoy!


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    Anoukposted May 9, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Planning on making these tomorrow for mother’s day but I had to supstitute the Duncan Hines with a different strawberry cakemix as it isn’t available around here, hope it works just as well! Just in case I’m picking up some red food colouring this afternoon… fingers crossed!
    Bought a big glass fruitpot with transparant pink bows to store them in, if it all works out it will look so pretty and cute! :)


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    Debbi Kohutposted May 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Sally, these are amazing! (This is actually Jazzy, her soon to be 12 yrs old daughter, my Birthday is on June, 4) I just love them…everything we have made never goes wrong and always tastes good! Thanks so much!


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    Selinaposted June 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Two things you may want to include in your recipe are:

    1. The baker to spray his or her hands with PAM or equivalent to make it easier to mush the dough into balls without making a big, sticky mess.

    2. Don’t bake on bottom rack.


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    Cynthiaposted June 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I was asking about this on your red velvet cookie page after my last question there, but I was just wondering if you have a way to make a strawberry dough from fresh strawberries? Or if not and you figure one out, could you please let me know?


    • Sallyreplied on June 25th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Cynthia – I do not have a strawberry cookie recipe with fresh strawberries at the moment.


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    Cynthiaposted June 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Quick question for you. Here in Canada I am not finding a strawberry cake mix, but Duncan Hines does have this:

    Could it be used in place of cake mix or would it require modifications/additions?


    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Cynthia – it looks like the same cake mix we use here. I would say your cookies would be fine as is using it.


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    Lindaposted June 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Have made this recipe 5 times in the last week, my family can’t get enough. My husband loves the version I made with Butter Pecan Cake Mix and chopped up pecans in it, and my son loves the new Blue Velvet Cake Mix with mini m&m’s in it. I love the devil’s food cake mix with cut up Milky Way bars in it. Thank you so much for the great recipe.


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    Serenaposted July 11, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Can i make them with normal cake mix and add in strawberry extract and red food colouring later? I can’t find strawberry cake mix anywhere…
    I really want to make theese they look fun to make with mom and dad ^^
    Found this way too late ㅠㅠ wish I found this earlier(same for my recent passion for baking)


    • Sallyreplied on July 11th, 2014 at 8:24 am

      That would be fine. Enjoy!


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    Ashleyposted August 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    My roommate and I baked a ridiculous amount of these in our college dorm’s community kitchen, and many students were stopped by the scent of them baking and stopped by to try them! Even a group of guys who were totally fine with eating obnoxiously pink cookies.

    And they really were super easy and didn’t require us schlepping too many ingredients to the kitchen. Thanks for the recipe!


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    Debbi Kohutposted August 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I have a question but not about these cookies(they turned out just fine) I want to make more cake mix cookies. I have tried doing it with cake mixes and the rest of the ingredients on the recipe, but for some reason they just don’t taste right. Any suggestions?


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    Fishergirlposted August 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I just made these cookies 15 minutes after reading this recipe! They are amazingly awesome and will get you into trouble because you will want to eat the whole batch! THANK YOU!!!!!


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    Jaredposted September 23, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Could I subsitute the strawberry cake mix for another flavor?


    • Sallyreplied on September 23rd, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Yep, any flavor would work.


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    Awaryaahlaposted October 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    These are delicious and really great they turned out awesome not as pink as your though but still great and pretty pink I used betty crocker cake mix and mixed dark chocolate and white chocolate together and they were good


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    Janeposted October 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I made these twice – one batch as a trial run and the other as the official. Couple things I found:
    1. The oil in this recipe makes an incredibly oily dough – it’s more of a cake batter mix, which makes sense, because it’s using cake mix as the main source of dry ingredients. I replaced the oil with 1/3 cup of creamed butter, and the dough consistency came out MUCH better.
    2. The pink isn’t super pink, like it’s shown in the photograph, but I assumed these were professionally shot. The color is still noticeable though, and they looked great.

    Taste was great! Ten minutes in the oven at 350 was perfect.


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    Julianneposted November 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    So happy I found this recipe!
    Making a strawberry batch & a blue velvet batch for a friend’s gender reveal party on Saturday! :)


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    Julieposted November 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Just curious, in Canada I can’t seem to find a strawberry cake mix


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    lexposted December 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Just wanted to drop a note and say your recipes are amazing! I love to bake and am often assigned dessert duty at dinner parties. I frequent your site and your recipes are fool proof and delicious. Thanks!!


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    Marilyn Millerposted December 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I made these tonight for a Christmas concert I thought that you can’t go wrong with Chocolate and Strawberries. The only Strawberry Duncan Hines mix was Strawberry Cheesecake so I purchased Pillsbury not realizing there was a difference in size. They came out great bit definetly lighter in color. Wish I had read all these comments first I would have gotten the Strawberry cheesecake mix. Looking forward to all the delighted concert ghosts add they taste these tomorrow night!


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    Julieposted December 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I made these last night for a Cookies and Cocoa event at work today. The students loved the cookie. I tried one myself and I love how soft and sweet they are! This cookie is so unique and not something you see everyday at a bakery or grocery store. I will definitely be baking these again. They were so quick and simple to make. The batter was a bit oily, but it was a nice change from sticky cookie dough! Thanks Sally!



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