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Easy Cake Mix Valentine Cookies

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This month’s theme for the Fill the Cookie Jar group I’m in is Valentine’s Day. Although I have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I decided to use the colors of Valentine’s Day for inspiration. I couldn’t decide on pink or red so I decided to do both! The benefit of choosing two different colors is that I also ended up with two very different flavors to satisfy the palates of all my cookie samplers.

red and pink cookies on a white plate with title text reading Cake Mix Valentine Cookies

The best part about this recipe for Cake Mix Valentine Cookies though, aside from the fact that I was able to create two cookies of different colors and tastes, is that it’s SO easy. Three ingredients. Three steps. This is truly a recipe for Wondermom Wannabes. Very little effort required to make a very good impression. These cookies were a hit with every single one of my samplers, none of whom guessed or could believe that they were made from cake mix.


  1. Box of Cake Mix — You can use any flavor, but to get the Valentine colors I used strawberry and red velvet.
  2. 1/2 cup of canola oil
  3. 2 eggs


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-9 minutes.

I liked the combination of colors, but you could also go with one or the other. Here’s the batch of strawberry cookies:

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies on a white plate on a brown table

And here’s the plate full of red velvet cookies:

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies on a white plate on a brown table

After I delivered a batch to my BFF, she recommended that as long as I wasn’t going for the healthiest cookie award, I might as well slather on a layer of frosting and stick a red and pink cookie together. I aim to please!

two Cake Mix Valentine Cookie Sandwiches with title text reading Cake Mix Valentine Cookies

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  5. Thanks for linking up at Called to Be a Mom Pintastic Pinterest Party~ hope to see you soon. Such yummy looking cookies. www.amothersnook.com

  6. I would never think to use cake mix for cookies! And love how you added frosting to make them kind of look like whoopie pies. YUM! How festive and *sweet*! Thanks for linking up with Mommy Monday Blog hop!

  7. Yummy and easy cookies for Valentine’s Day. The children would love to make these. I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen, http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/02/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-72-rock-cycle.html
    Have great day.

  8. I was lucky enough to have a sampling of these along with my family (thanks Corinne) and it was cool that some liked the red velvet, and others were loving the strawberry. I’m loving the strawberry, mostly because it’s such an unexpected flavor for a cookie, they smell devine, and they are soooo soft. Great job!

  9. Oh, my gosh, I LOVE what you did with these! I was already impressed with the two different colors, and then BAM! you put them together! 😀 Fantastic!

  10. These look so yummy! Don’t you love how our BFF’s can come up with a way to take our creations to the next level!?

  11. Great minds think alike! I made cookies using a cake mix also! They are so quick and easy and great tasting. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group!


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