This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, and the strawberry flavor and pink color make them a great surprise for Valentine's Day!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
5 mins
35 mins
16 cookies


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix together cake mix and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.

  • Whisk together eggs, oil, and vanilla extract in a smaller bowl. Add egg mixture to cake mixture and stir vigorously to form a dough; be sure to incorporate all pockets of dry cake mix. Gently mix in chocolate chips.

  • Drop rounded balls of dough, about 2 1/2 tablespoons each, onto the prepared baking sheet; make balls taller than they are wide. Add 1 or 2 additional chocolate chips onto each cookie, if desired.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; do not let cookies brown.

  • Allow the soft cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Cookies will sink as they cool; you can press down gently with your fingers if necessary. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Cook's Note:

Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't brown, this will make them look less pink. Add a few extra chocolate chips on the top to make them look nice.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 239.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I used extra-large eggs and soybean oil, and those were the only changes. The cookies turned out LARGE and beautiful. Lots of strawberry flavor. They have a soft texture. I would make them again; but, they will not be part of my regular rotation. I think the 2 1/2 tablespoon size is too large. I got a dozen big cookies, but could have gotten 2 dozen if I had made them smaller. They were really sweet. That could mean I should use a different brand of cake mix. Read More