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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies (From a Cake Mix) Recipe

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies are a delightful treat that combines the fruity goodness of strawberries with the rich creaminess of cream cheese. These cookies are easy to make and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Discover the history, different versions, expert tips, storage guidelines, FAQs, and alternate names for this delectable cookie recipe.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies have evolved from traditional cookie recipes over the years. They first gained popularity in the United States, especially during celebrations and holiday seasons. The incorporation of strawberry cake mix and cream cheese brings a unique twist to classic cookie recipes.

One of the most asked for cookies at my house is the Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies. They are so easy to make and require only five ingredients you probably have on hand. While easy, might be the best part, I prefer to think the moist and yummy result is the best part!  There’s no excuse not to treat yourself to a cookie. They taste great out of the oven, but you can make them a little fancier with this delicious cream cheese frosting recipe.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies

12 strawberry cream cheese cookies out of the oven on parchment paper

These Strawberry Cream Cheese cookies are made easy with the help of cake mix. Cookies are fun and easy to make! I find that cookie-making invites creativity, and we all know they make the house smell incredible. I find this recipe a great one to spend time baking cookies with my kids. I remember my mom baking cookies and getting to help.

A warm cookie out of the oven reminds me of all those times. It is like a warm hug from mom no matter where she is. Baking cookies with our kids, ensuring we pass the torch, and giving the next generation a love for cookies. This cookie recipe calls for just five ingredients that most of us have on hand.

Create delicious cookies in no time with just five ingredients! Make them for the office, snacking, a neighbor, or potluck. They are sure to be a hit!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Approximately 36 cookies


1 box strawberry cake mix
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

How to Make Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream cheese and butter together.

Add egg and vanilla.

Add cake mix a little at a time.

strawberry cream cheese cookies from a cake mix

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

strawberry cream cheese cookies on cookie sheets

Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly brown.

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

strawberry cream cheese cookies


Expert Tips:

  • For a more vibrant strawberry flavor, you can add a handful of diced fresh strawberries to the dough.
  • If you prefer a chewier texture, slightly underbake the cookies, taking them out of the oven when they are just set.


Store your Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to one week.

Leftover Cookies:

If you have any leftover cookies, consider freezing them in an airtight container for longer shelf life. Thaw them at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy them.

FAQs for the Recipe:

Q1: Can I use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe? A1: Yes, you can substitute low-fat cream cheese for the regular version if you prefer a lighter option. The taste and texture may vary slightly, but they will still be delicious.

Q2: Can I make these cookies without a strawberry cake mix? A2: While the strawberry cake mix contributes to the unique flavor of these cookies, you can experiment with other cake mix flavors for a different twist. Keep in mind that the taste will change accordingly.

Q3: Can I use margarine instead of butter? A3: Yes, margarine can be used as a substitute for butter. Just be sure to use the same quantity as specified in the recipe.

Alternate Names:

These cookies are sometimes known as “Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies” due to the creamy, cheesecake-like texture they possess.

Enjoy baking these scrumptious Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies, and share them with friends and family during special occasions or as a delightful snack anytime!

12 strawberry cream cheese cookies out of the oven on parchment paper

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies (From a Cake Mix) Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Indulge in Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies - a delightful twist on cake mix cookies! Sweet, creamy, and so easy to make. #BakingDelights


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 stick (56.7 grams) butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  2. Cream Cheese and Butter Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter. Mix until they are well blended, creating a creamy base for the cookies.
  3. Incorporate the Egg and Vanilla: Add the large egg and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and butter mixture. Stir until the egg is fully incorporated, and the vanilla infuses a delightful flavor.
  4. Add the Cake Mix: Gradually introduce the strawberry cake mix into the wet ingredients. Mix it in a little at a time to ensure even distribution. The resulting dough should be thick and cohesive.
  5. Scoop and Bake: Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving some space between each. These cookies will spread while baking.
  6. Bake: Place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them, and when they turn slightly brown around the edges, they're ready.


  • For a more vibrant strawberry flavor, you can add a handful of diced fresh strawberries to the dough.
  • If you prefer a chewier texture, slightly underbake the cookies, taking them out of the oven when they are just set.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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Special thanks to Briana for baking this recipe and providing pictures of the cookies.
About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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