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Strawberry Blossom Cookies

Strawberry Blossom Cookies are made with a strawberry cake mix with simple ingredient mix-ins. Nestled in the center of these cookies are delicious pieces of chocolate.

The chocolate that is pressed into the center of these cookies are cookies and cream chocolates but can be replaced with your favorite chocolate candy. Milk, Dark, and White Chocolate are all great matches to these strawberry cookies!

Strawberry Blossom Cookies with Hershey white heart candies centered in the middle.

Valentine’s Day Cookies

These cookies are perfect for the Valentine’s Day holiday. They are a beautiful pink color and have heart-shaped chocolates pressed into the center of each cookie hot out of the oven.

These cookies are also fun for other occasions such as birthdays and for Mother’s Day. Just swap out of the chocolate that is in the center to fit the special event! A milk chocolate center would taste great with the strawberry flavor!

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Two strawberry blossom cookies next to a black cookie rack.

How to Make Strawberry Cookies

The easiest way to make these strawberry cookies is to start with a cake mix. That way, there is no strawberry powder necessary to reach the strawberry flavor. With just a few extra ingredients these cake mix cookies come together quickly!

These cake mix cookies are super easy to make and they’re a fun activity to do with the kids!

Ingredient in Strawberry Blossom Cookies

  • Strawberry cake mix – use your favorite cake mix brand!
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Heart shaped candies
  • Granulated sugar- for rolling

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Three Valentine's Day cookies on a round decorative cooling rack with a linen background.

Strawberry Cookies Directions

Preheat the oven – Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Parchment paper helps the cookies from spreading and is great for easy and quick cleanup!

Prepare the Strawberry Cookie Mix- Add the vegetable oil to a bowl and beat in the eggs until the mixture is creamy. Sprinkle in the all-purpose flour as well as the strawberry cake mix and add in the tablespoon of milk. Mix the batter until a cookie dough forms.

Chill the cookie dough- Chilling the dough is an important step for the success of this cookie. Without chilling, the cookie will spread while baking, and the chocolates that are pressed into the center will not nestle down into the center of the cookies and instead sit on top of them.

Chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or half of that time in the freezer.

Valentine's Day Cookies on a wire rack with a white candy heart pressed into the center.

Tip: Use a small cookie scoop (#30) to get the same size cookies. Roll the cookies into balls and then roll into sugar before chilling to reduce the handling time before baking.

Bake the strawberry cookies- Place the cookie balls that have been rolled in granulated sugar on the cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Only bake one cookie sheet at a time. Return the unused cookie balls back to the refrigerator.

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes before removing them from the oven.

Press the chocolate into the center- Remove the cookies from the oven and press a chocolate into the center of each cookie. Be careful not to move the chocolate around as it will melt as it is moved and may disfigure the heart shape.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before transferring them to a container for storage. This may take a while as it will take a bit of the chocolate candies to reharden and not smudge.

Strawberry Blossom Cookies with Hershey white heart candies centered in the middle.

Strawberry Blossom Cookies

Yield: 22 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes

Strawberry Blossom Cookies are made with a strawberry cake mix with simple ingredient mix-ins. Nestled in the center of these flavorful cookies are delicious pieces of chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • granulated sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add the vegetable oil to a bowl and beat in the eggs until the mixture is creamy.
  3. Sprinkle in the all-purpose flour as well as the strawberry cake mix and add in the tablespoon of milk. Mix the batter until a cookie dough forms.
  4. Scoop the cookies into balls (use a #30 cookie scoop or by 2 tablespoons).
  5. Roll the cookie balls into granulated sugar.
  6. Cover and chill the cookie dough for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator or half the time in the freezer before baking.
  7. Place the cookie balls that have been rolled in granulated sugar on the cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Only bake one cookie sheet at a time.
  8. Return the unused cookie balls back to the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  9. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes before removing them from the oven.
  10. Press a chocolate heart into the center of each cookie. Be careful not to move the chocolate around as it will melt as it is moved and may disfigure the heart shape.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing.

Notes

Parchment paper helps the cookies from spreading and is great for easy and quick cleanup!

Chilling the dough is an important step for the success of this cookie. Without chilling, the cookie will spread while baking, and the chocolates that are pressed into the center will not nestle down into the center of the cookies and instead sit on top of them.

Tip: Use a small cookie scoop (#30) (roughly 2 tablespoons) to get the same size cookies. Roll the cookies into balls and then roll into sugar before chilling to reduce the handling time before baking.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 16.1gFiber: 0gSugar: 8.2gProtein: 1.5g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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