These Iced Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert! They’re pretty and pink and incredibly delicious!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! I love the month of February. It’s a time to celebrate our love for others. My kids get so excited to bring out their little mailboxes and open them each morning to find a special surprise. Valentine’s night, I make a heart-shaped pizza and we enjoy chocolate fondue with all the dippers! We love our family Valentine’s Day traditions.
We have some favorite treats that we enjoy throughout the month, as well. These Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are one of them! We love these Valentine’s Monster Cookies and these Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies and these Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies too! Don’t forget the Strawberry Soda Pop Cake! It’s so fun to bake up delicious, festive treats during February, don’t you agree?
Cheesecake is a big part of our month, as well. This No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is perfectly beautiful for Valentine’s Day! So easy to make too! Or how about this Turtle Cheesecake?! SO good! I just can’t get enough of the gorgeous desserts for Love Day!
Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t give today’s cookies their well-deserved glory. I love cake mix cookies. You take a simple cake mix, doctor it up a bit, and you’ve got an amazingly tasty cookie. You can add frosting or not, either way they are absolutely delectable. Today I chose to dip mine in a creamy, delightful white icing and then top with red and pink sprinkles. We ate these with and without frosting and both versions were very good, but we finished the frosted batch first. So I think we’ll leave it right there. 🙂 Make the frosting and you won’t be disappointed.
These cookies have the perfect strawberry flavor and, combined with the incredible icing, they are out-of-this-world amazing! I served them to friends that were over at our house and they had all good things to say about them! They kept coming back for more! Pink cookies are just so fun for Valentine’s Day! You can use whatever sprinkles you have, but the more festive, the better. 🙂
A few tips for making the perfect cookies:
Be sure not to overbake them. I love a good, soft cookie and that’s achieved by baking them just long enough for them to set up, but not so long that they start to brown at all. Check them regularly while they’re in the oven to ensure the perfect bake!
Choose the right cake mix brand. I experimented with a few and I prefer Pillsbury Moist Supreme Strawberry Premium Cake Mix for this recipe because it has more strawberry flavor and a deeper, more obvious pink color.
Allow them to cool completely before you ice them. The icing is already thinner, so it will melt and drip off quickly if the cookies are warm at all.
Cake Mix Cookies are best when enjoyed fresh. They tend to lose their amazing flavor and wonderful, soft texture if you let them sit for too long.
Be sure to store these in a single layer (or you can separate the layers with parchment paper, but the icing may get messy this way). You’ll need to keep them in the refrigerator, since the icing has whipped topping as an ingredient. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy them, you can allow them to sit out for a few minutes to come to room temperature. That’s when they taste the best, in my opinion.
I love the perfect white cloud of icing on top! It looks amazing with the pink cookies! These would be perfect for class parties or Valentine’s gatherings! Everyone will go wild for them! You could totally change out the cake mix and make them with different varieties and flavors too for other times of the year.
I hope your Valentine’s Day celebrations include these cookies! They will be devoured in a hurry, guaranteed!