- 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
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.
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!).
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.