These easy strawberry crinkle cookies are made with just 4 ingredients - cake mix, cool whip, an egg, and powdered sugar. Perfect for a quick and delicious treat!
The Best Strawberry Crinkle Cookies
Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies made with Cool Whip are perfect treats for Valentine's Day, Easter and spring. This easy cookie recipe makes soft, chewy cookies with a beautiful crinkle affect that taste as good as they look!
The first time I made these strawberry cake mix cookies with crinkles was for Valentine's Day a few years ago. I decided to mark the occasion by making a batch of these pink, powdered-sugar coated cookies since the kids love them. We have been making this simple cookies for years now, and they are a family favorite!
Strawberry Cool Whip cookies are super easy -- one of the easiest cookie recipes ever -- really! You just mix the whipped topping with an egg and a box of cake mix, roll the dough in the powdered sugar and bake them. Kids can help!
If you love Cool Whip cookies, try my lemon crinkle cookies and chocolate crinkle cookies, but these 4-ingredient strawberry crinkle cookies are probably the cutest ones of all. You can also check out more easy desserts your family will love.
You only need a few simple ingredients for this crinkle cookie recipe. They should be easy to find at your local grocery store. Full amounts are in the printable recipe card below.
- Box of strawberry cake mix -- Any brand will work, but I use Pillsbury strawberry cake mix with great results.
- Cool Whip -- or any whipped topping, thawed
- Egg -- large egg
- Powdered sugar -- for rolling cookies and sprinkling on top
How to Make Strawberry Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix -- Step by Step Instructions
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees f. Also, grease each baking sheet and set them aside. You can also line them with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Add the egg to a large bowl, and beat slightly. Then, add the strawberry cake mix and thawed whipped topping to the bowl.
When all the ingredients are added, mix well until blended.
Pro tip: If you decide to make these Cool Whip cookies, be sure to remove your rings first -- They are messy and very gooey.
The powdered sugar helps make them less sticky, but you'll want to keep a bunch of paper towels handy. It's fun, though!
In a separate bowl, pour some powdered sugar. You'll use this to roll the cookies.
We like to use a heaping teaspoon to scoop the cookie dough -- sometimes the dough is a bit too gooey for a cookie scoop. You can spray the teaspoon with non stick cooking spray so that it releases easily.
Grab small portions of the cookie dough and place them into the powdered sugar, and roll balls until coated. Aim for 1-inch balls.
Place cookie balls on a prepared baking sheet, keeping them about 1 inch or more apart.
And that's it! You're ready to bake!
Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Their edges should be firm, but not brown, with crinkle tops.
When they're done baking, set the crinkle cookies out to cool for a bit, and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you want, sprinkle more powdered sugar on top of the cookies.
These tasty strawberry cookies are super light and fluffy -- they almost melt in your mouth!
How to Store
Store these cool whip crinkle cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. Cake mix cookies should stay nice and soft for 3 to 4 days.
You can place a slice of bread in the container to keep the cookies fresh even longer.
If you want, you can also refrigerate these delicious crinkle cookies. And, you can freeze these easy strawberry cookies for up to 3 months for even longer storage.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
If you don't have Cool Whip, you can substitute ⅓ cup vegetable oil.
Add ½ cup to 1 cup white chocolate chips for an even sweeter sweet treat!
Tips for the Perfect Texture and Flavor
Make sure the Cool Whip is completely thawed before using. For best results, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator, not at room temperature.
The dough is sticky. It helps to scoop up pieces of dough and roll them in the powdered sugar before forming into dough balls. You can pop the dough in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to make the dough easier to handle.
Don't over bake the cookies. The edges should be firm, not brown. The middles will set as they cool. If the cookies are spreading too much, it's possible that theo
And you know, these pink cookies even smell pink -- almost like cotton candy -- and they taste pretty good too! The perfect recipe for a baby shower or Mother's Day, too!
Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies
- 1 15.25 oz box strawberry cake mix any brand
- 1 8 oz tub of whipped topping thawed
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup Powdered sugar for rolling cookies
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- Grease baking sheets and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, slightly beat the egg, and then add the cake mix and whipped topping
- Mix ingredients well, and roll small portions, about 1 inch balls, into powdered sugar until well coated
- Place cookies on greased baking sheets, about 1 inch apart, and add sprinkles
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown
- Let cool, and enjoy
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Crinkle cookies are some of the easiest cookies you'll ever make-- and these adorable pink ones have a sweet strawberry flavor without being heavy at all. Who can say no to an easy recipe that results in delicious cookies?!
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Post published in 2016 and updated in 2024.