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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

These cookies are my 4-year old’s creation, and they represent everything most important to her in the baked goods world: pink, heart sprinkles, and strawberry cake.

She’s a die-hard strawberry cake fanatic. In fact, our local deli/bakery has her order memorized (well, at least on the days I’m willing to splurge): a hot dog with ketchup and one gigantic slice of strawberry cake, please!

So when we set out to make some fun Valentine’s day cookies together, I knew which direction we just had to take! We added lots of chocolate and heart sprinkles to my favorite cake mix cookie recipe and ended up with some seriously delicious and very pink cookies.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

I did a couple of different things with this batch– and I loved how both of them turned out. For half of the batch, I added a small handful of mini chocolate chips to the dough and then dipped the baked cookies in chocolate with sprinkles on top. Oh– and I made these cookies a little bit smaller using my 37mm cookie scoop. Theoretically, these are the more authentic Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

But…. we don’t always feel like dipping cookies. Do we? So for the second half of the batch, I added more milk chocolate chips and sprinkles to the dough before baking. And I made these cookies bigger and thicker using a 56mm cookie scoop.

I loved both cookies equally! So I think it just depends on how lazy you want to be which ones you make. But you won’t go wrong either way…

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry cake mix cookies dipped in milk chocolate and covered in sprinkles. You just can't go wrong!

Ingredients:

18.25 ounce box strawberry cake mix (JUST the dry mix)

2 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup flour

chocolate chips*

melting chocolate*

heart sprinkles*

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil, and flour until dough forms. It may look too "moist," but that's okay. The dough holds up just fine during baking.

Add the chocolate chips (and sprinkles if desired*). Scoop dough onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake for 9 minutes (smaller cookies) or 12 minutes (larger cookies). Let cool on the pan before transferring to wire rack.

If dipping cookies*, melt the melting chocolate according to the package's directions. Dip the cookie halfway into the chocolate and place onto a piece of parchment paper to cool and harden. Add sprinkles to the chocolate before it hardens.

*For the dipped cookies:

Mix 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips into the dough before baking. Use about 1/2 cup melting chocolate (Hershey's, Wilton's, or Ghirardelli) for dipping the cookies and about 1 tablespoon heart sprinkles.

For the "big" cookies:

Mix 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, and half cup sprinkles into the cookie dough before baking.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

8 comments on “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies”

  1. These cookies are so cute! And I love the strawberry boxed cake mix as a cake so I bet they are delicious as cookies, especially dipped in chocolate! Yum!

  2. So…I’ve never had strawberry cake. Forgive me???? :) Love these!

    • haha, I’m actually not a fan. I was shocked to find I liked these cookies! I thought they might be a “just for Emma” thing. LOL.

  3. Your daughter is a little sweets genius!  these look great, and who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberry anything!

  4. My 4 year old daughter had to have strawberry cake for her birthday this weekend!!  These cookies are so cute and would delight all my littles!

  5. Where do I find the size cookie scoops you used to make these? They look amazing! Just what girly girls like!

  6. Ashton these are brilliant, I love chocolate and strawberry!

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