Strawberries and Cream Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker 15.25 oz)
  • 1 small box strawberry jello (3 oz)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix the cake mix, jello, egg, cream cheese and butter until it is all well combined. Roll the dough into about balls (makes about 24). Place them on a cookie sheet and gently press down on the top of the balls to slightly flatten them. 

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Bake at 325 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool.IMG_5760

I added chocolate syrup drizzle on top for presentation. You can melt chocolate instead, but I have a ton of chocolate syrup to use, and it saves time (no need to wash a bowl full of melted chocolate either!).  IMG_5783

Notes

These cookies turned out to be incredibly soft and gooey – like a marshmallow. Very sweet, very pink, very easy to make. The nice thing about incorporating cake mixes is that it saves a lot of time while still producing a decent result. Fantastic shortcut, but in order to turn them into cookies instead of cake, you can’t follow the box’s instructions. Same with the jello in this recipe – don’t follow the instructions to make jello – just pour the jello powder into the mix as is.

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