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Monday, September 10, 2012

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh boy, do I have a good recipe for you today.  In fact, I've got about 5 backed-up from the weekend that you'll be seeing in the coming weeks.  Two of them being a dessert.

I saw this recipe over on Averie Cooks.  A new blog that I had never seen before, which isn't saying much as there are THOUSANDS out there.  Did you know that?  Like, thousands.  I'm not kidding.

The convenience factor of this recipe and just using your favorite cake mix is the best.  We don't always have time for scratch made dough, I certainly can understand that.  This batter whips up in a mini-second.  I even did it with one kid sitting on the kitchen counter watching and another in the booster sit by my feet.

It held their attention for that mini-second, so certainly you can do it?

Now, if you are not a strawberry fan, you can substitute any flavor - lemon, funfetti, chocolate or white.  Funfetti is on my list to make.  The kids will love those!

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 strawberry cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

1 stick butter, softened
1 block cream cheese, softened
1 t. almond extract flavoring
4 c. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a stand or hand-held mixer combine cake mix, butter, eggs and vanilla.  Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.  (Also, keep dough in fridge between batches - this helps the cookies to keep their shape and not spread).

Round dough into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet, baking 8-10 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.

For frosting combine butter, cream cheese and almond extract in a mixer until smooth.  Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time until combined.  Frost the cooled cookies and top with sprinkles.  Keep in a container to keep fresh.

And with MANY, I mean MANY readers requests - I have now found a way to make my recipes "printable".  See the link right under the recipe title that says "Printable Recipe"?

Well, click there and you can print this recipe without the pictures, ads and other garbage that uses up all the ink in your printer.

You're welcome.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Jessica_AKitchenAddictionSeptember 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I love how quickly these come together! A perfect recipe to make with kids!

  2. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsSeptember 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Yes, they are SO simple!

  3. Those look great! Hooray for printable recipes!! :D

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)September 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I still need to figure out the printable recipes thing ... I love this feature on other blogs.