Quick + Easy Strawberry Valentine’s Day Cookies


It’s February and love is in the air! Valentine’s day is right around the corner and nothing says love (to this dessert loving momma, anyway) like a plate full of sweet, delicious Valentine’s Day cookies!

 I love cooking, baking, and experimenting with new recipes but let’s be honest… with two mobile children under the age of three, I’ve got my hands full. As much as I enjoy it, spending a ton of time in the kitchen isn’t always realistic. Enter the super easy cake mix cookie. Busy moms, rejoice! Making cookies with cake mix has become a favorite of mine. I honestly haven’t made a batch yet that I haven’t loved. Not only are they quick and easy but they’re also simple enough for little bakers to help.

Valentine’s day + my love of all things pink + sweets = the perfect opportunity for a cookie baking session!

An initial ‘cake mix cookie’ search on Pinterest can be overwhelming; who knew there were so many ways to do the same thing? After making cake mix cookies a handful of times, I’ve perfected my recipe. I’ve tried a few variations but it keeps coming back to a standard base of only three ingredients (I told you to rejoice!). 


  • 1 Box of strawberry cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, although it makes your cookies taste just like a milkshake)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips and/or Valentine’s M&Ms (also optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375*
  • Mix cake, eggs, and oil together until there are no lumps
  • Fold in chocolate chips or M&M’s
  • Spray your baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray
  • Roll similar sized balls of dough and place on baking sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Let cool on a cooling rack
  • Resist the urge to eat the entire sheet full of cookies. Or go hide in the closet and eat them all. I won’t judge.

Easy, quick, and delicious. Whip these Valentine’s Day cookies up for your little ones as a fun treat or surprise your dessert-loving friends or better half with a plate of these delicious cookies. I’d love to know how they come out if you make them so be sure to drop a comment and let me know! Or post a photo on IG using the hashtag #nphxmoms.  Happy Baking!

Previous articleWant to Win 4 Tickets to See Odd Squad Live?
Next articleThe Truth About Feminism from a Mother
Courtney is a wife to her college sweetheart, momma to a toddler girl and baby boy, and keeper of 2 dogs. She has her Masters degree in Elementary Education but decided once her first child was here that staying home instead of teaching was the best decision for her family. Having moved to southern Arizona from Massachusetts at a young age, she pretty much considers herself an Arizona native and loves getting out, seeing the beautiful desert sights, and being active whenever possible. She and her hubby are Sun Devil fans through and through and have a dream to retire and drive an RV around the country following their football team. When she’s not drinking coffee or taking care of her kiddos, you can find her scrapbooking, working on a DIY craft for the house, or organizing. For more posts by Courtney, head on over to her personal blog Glitter & Goldfish.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here