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Valentines Cake Mix Cookies

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Valentines Cake Mix Cookies are soft and fluffy and full of great flavor. You are going to love the strawberry flavor mixed with the chocolate M&M pieces in every bite. 

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I love fun and easy desserts around the holidays and these Valentines’ cake mix cookies are just that! With minimal ingredients and time, you will have a perfectly festive treat to enjoy with your friends and loved ones! Pair this with our strawberry daiquiri pudding dip for a fun adult dessert option to enjoy as well! 

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Ingredients:

1 box strawberry cake mix (15 oz)

2 Eggs

⅓ cup cooking oil

1 cup M&Ms 

How to Make Valentines Cake Mix Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, place cake mix, eggs and oil, mix well. 
  • Add in half the M&M’s to the cake mix and fold in. 
  • Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, form tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto your lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart. 
  • Top cookie dough balls with 3-4 additional M&Ms to decorate the top of the cookies.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 3-4 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • These cookies do call for strawberry cake mix, however, you can use any flavor of cake mix that you prefer. 
  • While these cookies bake they do spread a bit, so be sure not to place them too close together on the tray. 
  • After 10-12 minutes these cookies may look undercooked, but as they cool they do continue to bake. It is essential to pull them out on time as well as let them cool for 3-4 minutes on the tray prior to moving to the cooling rack. 
  • We recommend you not sample the dough of these cookies prior to baking because these cake mix cookies are made with raw eggs. 
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Storage

You will want to store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can still enjoy them after this but they may be a little bit harder than you prefer. 

Can you freeze cake mix cookies?

Yes, cake mix cookies freeze great. You will want to let them be completely cool. Once cooled, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place them in the freezer to harden. When they reach this stage, place them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to enjoy, thaw your desired amount of cookies at room temperature. 

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Can I use different mixins with Valentine’s cake mix cookies?

Yes! There are so many different mix-ins that you can add. Try using white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips. You could even use sprinkles or pieces of graham crackers. The possibilities are endless. 

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More Recipes:

Yield: 24

Valentines Cake Mix Cookies

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Valentines Cake Mix Cookies are soft and fluffy and full of great flavor. You are going to love the strawberry flavor mixed with the chocolate M&M pieces in every bite. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix (15 oz)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅓ cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup M&Ms 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, place cake mix, eggs and oil, mix well. 
  3. Add in half the M&M’s to the cake mix and fold in. 
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, form tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto your lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart. 
  5. Top cookie dough balls with 3-4 additional M&Ms to decorate the top of the cookies.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool 3-4 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

These cookies have a great flavor and are soft and fluffy. The flavor has subtle notes of strawberry mixed with the chocolate of the M&Ms. 

These cookies may still look undercooked at the end of cooking time, but I found that after they were cooled, they were perfectly baked. 

Make sure to space these cookies out, they spread wide. 

If you find they are browning too quickly on the bottom, try raising the baking sheet up to a higher shelf in your oven.

This recipe works with any 15 oz cake mix box and tons of different add-ins. You could use white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc. 

Storage: 

These should keep in a sealed container for 3-4 days. After that they start to turn hard.

Food safety:

This recipe contains raw eggs, so avoid eating the cookie dough. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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