If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s Day goodie to make with your kiddos, these Sweetheart Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies will be perfect!
Not only are they easy to put together, it’s a very kid-friendly recipe.
While mom can do the heavy mixing, kids can add the ingredients and the chocolate hearts and sprinkles at the end.
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Even though our family is mostly gluten free, this recipe is most certainly not since it uses a cake mix.
Also, it’s not Trim Healthy mama approved in the least.
But they’re oh so tasty for the occasional splurge!
A few notes:
♥ Even though it’s pretty rare for me to use a cake mix, my go-to brand is Duncan Hines. It’s always moist!
♥ As I said, this is not a gluten free recipe. Although I have plans to make this with a gluten free boxed cake mix and see how it turns out. Since I can’t find a gluten free strawberry cake mix, I’m going to try Pamela’s vanilla cake mix, since I already know and love that brand.
I’ll update this post once I try that experiment!
♥ I use a medium sized cookie scoop to portion out the batter. A scoop makes it so easy!
Sweetheart Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Chocolate hearts (Dove brand is yummy!)
- Valentine sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this will keep the cookies from spreading into each other).
- In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, baking powder, vegetable oil and vanilla.
- On medium speed, mix with an electric mixer until all of the ingredients are well incorporated. The batter will be thick.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop 1 inch balls onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes exactly. Do not overbake.
- Once removed from the oven, keep cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to cool and set up. Sprinkle Valentine sprinkles on top of the cookies.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Place a chocolate heart on top of each cookie before it completely cools.