Tuesday, January 24, 2012

be my valentine: strawberry chocolate cakemix cookies

One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is all the pink, pink, pink that abounds. I'm not normally a person who loves pink but when you throw all those different tints and shades into the mix, I swoon! If the pink in question involves sweetie-sweets, well then, I fall over in love. Here's an easy-peasy cookie "recipe" you and your kiddos can make that is pinker than pink and sweeter than sweet. Make sure to share the cuteness here, these cookies are over the top!

*1 box of strawberry cake mix
*2 eggs
*1/3 cup of oil
*1 cup mini marshmallows
*1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
This recipe is adaptable to any cake mix you like but I thought the strawberry and chocolate combo sounded perfect for Valentine's Day, plus, it's pink! Preheat your oven to 350F and plop a sheet of parchment paper over your cookie sheet. I strongly advise using parchment here, the marshmallows get super melty and sticky-stick to a cookie sheet like super glue. 
Mix all your ingredients together and if you like, use less marshmallows. Roll the dough into small balls, a little smaller than a walnut, and place two inches apart on your cookie sheet. These will spread quite nicely and flatten out a bunch. Bake for 7-10 minutes, depending on your oven and allow to cool. The gooeyness of the marshmallows gets pretty hot so make sure they cool a bit before gobbling up. If you bake too long, the pink turns a bit brown and then your cookies lose a little of their pretty. 
Enjoy two cookies with a cold glass of your favorite milk or milk substitute and wrap up the rest for friends and family. You can also store the dough in the fridge for four days or freeze for two weeks. Enjoy!


  1. Dawn Castro/wolfmom2ac wolfmom2ac@charter.netJanuary 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    I am so going to have to try these cookies!! I am sure my boys will love them!! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Yum! I'll be trying these. Hope you don't mind, but I pinned these on Pinterest, so I would remember them.

  3. Looks pretty interesting, can't wait to try it...

  4. I have a batch in the oven right now and the house smells AMAZING.
    Thank you for this!

  5. I found these on Pinterest. They look so yummy!! Do you think you can do them with a cookie cutter? To make them heart shaped?? Thanks!

  6. Thank you everyone! Be warned, they are SWEET!

    Stacey, I think you could ottally do them with a cutter, add a bit more flower to the mix to get it less sticky. This is a very sticky dough so firming it up before rolling should work. Have fun!

  7. I just found these on pinterest...do you think they'd work without the marshmallows? I have everything else on hand...

    1. Hi Tracee!

      I think they will totally work without the marshmallows. Since the cake batter is so sweet, they might even be better without! Have fun!