Think Pink! A Festive, Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Is there anything better than aimlessly wandering the festively-themed holiday aisles at Target? I just don’t think so. Each aisle holds so much potential! Last week, my daughters and I were doing our usual lap around the store, when we came to the Valentine’s Day aisle. A few bags of candy and some festive popcorn later, we came face-to-face with Duncan Hines’ Strawberry Cake Mix – an obvious need.

We checked out and headed home with every intention of making strawberry cupcakes, when I decided to get really crazy and make cake mix cookies. If you haven’t made these before, they will change your opinions on cake, cookies, and probably your entire outlook on life. Maybe.


  • 1 box of strawberry cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees, and line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix your cake mix and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, add your eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk by hand until everything is well-mixed.Cookies - Mix
  4. Slowly pour your wet ingredients into your bowl with dry ingredients. Stir by hand until a soft dough forms. (Make sure you break up all the dry ingredients and air pockets!)
  5. Add in, and mix, the chocolate chips. Cookies - Mixed
  6. Drop rounded balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Pro tip: make sure your balls of dough are taller than they are wide – since cake mix tends to grow more than traditional cookie dough in the oven!) Cookies - dough
  7. Optional: Press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the dough balls, for looks.
  8. Bake cookies 9-11 minutes, do NOT let the tops of the cookies turn brown.The cookies will be very soft at first. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet about 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Cookies may be stored in an air tight container up to one week. Cookies - Cooling cookies - up close cookies - plated

The hardest part about making these cookies is not eating them all in one sitting!

These sound amazing!
What a fun treat! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! Jenna McFarland always has the best recipes!
Omg yum!!! Can't wait to try this!!
Ooooh those look yum!!!
Brandy Brown
Love the pink color, they look amazing! :)
Can't wait to try these! They look awesome!
These look so yummy + festive!!
Jamie Y
Jenna, these sound delicious! I love this blog too! Thanks for sharing!
I have to try these!!! You always have the best & fun, little recipes!!!

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