Have I mentioned to you that I love cake mix cookies? Yeah! I think I have! And I think before it's all over with, I'm probably going to make every flavor of cake mix cookie available to me. It's know it sounds like a tough task, but I think I'm up to the challenge! LOL.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to try out some Strawberry Cookies. I thought the pink would be fantastically festive for the holiday. And once they were baked, I thought what could I add to really make them scream, "Happy Valentine's Day!" My answer: Chocolate! Of course! Hope you enjoy!
Recipe for Strawberry Cake Cookies:
1 Strawberry Cake Mix (18.5 oz)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup oil
Mix ingredients together with spoon or electric mixer. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or so to keep dough from sticking to your hands. (If dough is still sticky, refrigerate a few minutes more.) Roll into one inch balls and place on a non stick cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Edges should be lightly browned.
Almond Bark, Chocolate Chips, or a Chocolate Bar
To decorate the cookies, I immediately poured just a small amount of red candy sprinkles on them right after I took them out of the oven. And usually I mix a spoon full sprinkles in with the actually dough before making, but I didn't do that this time.
For the topping, I just took a couple of squares of almond bark and heated in the microwave for about a minute and half. Don't forget to take the chocolate out every 15 seconds to stir, in order to prevent scorching. Then just drizzle the chocolate on. I was in a hurry so I just used a spoon and shook it back and forth to create a drizzled effect. For a more professional look, you can use a piping bag. And if you don't have this you can put the chocolate in a ziplok bag with a tiny whole cut in the corner.
And here's a picture of some of the cookies that I kept plain. And I have to tell you, if you really want just a simple tasting, sweet treat, without all the frills, these plain strawberry cookies are just delightful!
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Labels: cookies and candy, Recipe of the Week, recipes, Valentine's Day