Are you ready for the perfect cookies for Valentine’s Day? They’re cute, they’re pink, and they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Did I mention there are only 6 ingredients total?
Well, 7 if you want to add sprinkles! The white chocolate, in my opinion, takes these cookies to the next level, but you could also add semi-sweet chocolate chips or even macadamia nuts to the recipe.
Valentine’s Day or not, these are easy cookies that you can quickly whip up and bring to any occasion.
Since these cookies are made with a boxed cake mix, they have a cakier texture with the perfect crinkly top.
All you need is a mixer, mixing bowl, parchment paper, and a baking sheet. Happy Baking!
Why Do I Have To Refrigerate The Cookies Before Baking?
Sticking the cookies in the fridge prior to baking really helps them keep their shape.
If the butter and cream cheese aren’t cool before baking, the cookies will spread out and you will end up with a much flatter and less dense cookie.
Can I Use A Different Flavor Of Cake Mix?
You can definitely use any cake mix you would like.
I do think the pinkness of the strawberry cake mix adds to the charm, so a cherry cake mix could work, or you could always use a vanilla cake mix and add food coloring if you would rather.
But, really, any flavor you would like works; they’re your cookies after all!
What If I Don’t Like White Chocolate Chips?
If you are not a fan of white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips would be equally as delicious. Macadamia nuts or pistachios would make a great addition as well.
Can I Make These Cookies Gluten-Free?
They do make tons of gluten-free cake mixes nowadays! I have not personally tried making these cookies with a gluten-free cake mix, but my guess is that it would work, though the texture might be a little different.
How Long Will They Keep?
These cookies will keep for 3-5 days in an airtight container. The dough also keeps really well in the freezer, just form them into balls beforehand and keep them in a freezer ziplock bag.
How To Make Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
Assemble your ingredients.
In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Add the egg and mix again.
Pour in the dry cake mix and stir until a dough is formed.
Fold in the white chocolate chips.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Form cookies into 1-inch balls, roll into the powdered sugar, and place on a cookie sheet. It helps if you rub powdered sugar on your hands before working with the dough. Add the sprinkles if using.
Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for one hour before baking. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
- 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
- ½ cup butter (room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 15 oz box strawberry cake mix
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the egg and mix again.
- Pour in the dry cake mix and stir until a dough is formed.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Form cookies into 1-inch balls, roll into the powdered sugar, and place on a cookie sheet. It helps if you rub powdered sugar on your hands before working with the dough. Add the sprinkles if using.
- Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for one hour before baking. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
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