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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (Doctored Muffin Mix Cookies)

If you love strawberries and chocolate together, I’ve got a treat for you! These simple cookies are packed full of flavor. And best of all, they start with a muffin mix! 

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Strawberries and Chocolate. . .not just for Valentine’s Day! 

If you’re like me, you adore chocolate covered strawberries. They’re divine, aren’t they? 

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I think the flavor combination is perfect. The juice of the fresh berries, the smooth silkiness of the chocolate. . .this is such a terrific combination!

Can we just pause for a moment to thank whoever first came up with the idea of merging these two favorites? 

Today while shopping for baking ingredients I paused to look at the packaged muffin mixes. I usually make my muffins from scratch. But when I saw the strawberry muffin mix I knew I had to have it. 

Initially I thought about turning them into a bar. Something with chocolate chips. 

That’s when it hit me: go for something simpler. Cookies. 

Can I Make Cookies from a Muffin Mix? 

I figured, if you can make cookies from a cake mix (like my Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies) surely you can make them from a muffin mix, too. 

And the joy of the muffin mixes is that they come with added flavors. You can buy blueberry muffin mixes, strawberry muffin mixes, banana muffin mixes, and even cinnamon streusel muffin mixes. . .ready to go! 

I recently used a muffin mix to make the crust of my (luscious) Hummingbird Bars. Instead of following the directions, I just added butter and an egg. Voila. . .dough instead of batter! 

That’s what I decided to do this time around, as well. And talk about a success story! You’re going to want to grab a muffin mix and get going! 

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients available at your local grocery store. 

  • strawberry muffin mix
  • large egg
  • room temperature butter (salted or unsalted butter, your choice)
  • chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi sweet, your choice)

That’s it, friends! Just four simple ingredients. 

How to Make Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies 

This is such a simple recipe, y’all. In fact, it might be my simplest one to date! 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper. 

Place the muffin mix into a large bowl. Check out those strawberry bits, y’all!

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Add butter and egg to the dry ingredients. Mix well. You can use an electric mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment. 

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Once the batter comes together, add in the chocolate chips. 

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That’s it, friends! Your batter is ready to go. (Told you it was simple!) 

Use a cookie scoop to create balls of dough. Place them on your cookie sheets.

I use Nordic Ware pans, along with the perfect parchment sheets that are pre-cut to fit the half-sheet perfectly!

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Place in preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove cookie sheet from oven and place on wire rack to cool.

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Cool for 10 minutes or until the cookies can be handled. Transfer cookies directly to the cooling rack.

Cookies are good warm or cooled. 

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Store at room temperature. They will stay good 2 – 3 days if they’re in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap. 

You can freeze these if you like but I prefer to freeze dough balls instead of baked cookies. (I always keep dough balls in my freezer.) 

My Thoughts on these Cookies

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Believe it or not, I’m usually not a big fan of cake mix cookies. I prefer mine homemade.

This time, though? I’m ready to change my mind! Maybe it’s the use of the muffin mix and those adorable little dehydrated strawberries. I don’t know. I just know that these are absolutely divine, especially with the addition of the chocolate chips.

I took these to a family outing and they were the first dessert to disappear. One grandchild–who shall remain nameless–ate a bunch of them!

This is a strawberry chocolate chip cookies recipe that I plan to use again and again!

Variations on this Recipe

You can sandwich these cookies together with chocolate frosting (or ganache) between them. (Yum!) 

Lemon Blueberry: Start with a couple packets of blueberry muffin mix and use the zest of a lemon. No chocolate chips necessary for this one. 

Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Mix: Start with this mix and add peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips.

Questions People are Asking about These Cookies

Can I use freeze-dried strawberries in this recipe?

Sure! If you want an even stronger punch of strawberry flavor add about 2/3 cup of freeze dried strawberries.

Can I make strawberry cake mix cookies?

Sure! You can use a cake mix to make a similar recipe but they will be bright pink cookies without the chunks of berries.

Can I add strawberry extract to amp up the berry flavor?

Absolutely, but remember that some extracts, especially fruity ones, have a bit of an artificial taste. So, don’t add too much.

Can I use fresh fruit (fresh berries) in this recipe?

I don’t recommend. The moisture might cause the cookies to break down.

Can I make strawberry white chocolate chip cookies?

Yep! Just substitute white chocolate chips in place of milk chocolate or semi-sweet. You can even add chocolate chunks, if you prefer.

Can I add strawberry powder (like Nestles Quik) to this recipe?

Sure! Add 2 – 3 tablespoons if you like to amplify the strawberry flavor.

Can I add vanilla extract?

Sure! A teaspoon will be plenty.

Other Strawberry Recipes from Out of the Box Baking

Strawberry Banana Bread with Coconut: Every now and again it’s fun to mix things up. This recipe takes a traditional banana bread load and gives it tropical flair. With the addition of fresh strawberries, shredded coconut, and cream of coconut, you’ll feel like you’re on a desert island! Best of all, it’s easy-breezy to make!

Strawberry Cheesecake Scones: If you love the idea of strawberry cheesecake but you’re also a scone lover, this is the recipe for you. Best of all, this recipe starts with a simple white cake mix!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake: The tartness of the lemon cake. The sweetness of the strawberry. The tang of the lemon curd. The delicious balance of strawberry preserves and fresh strawberries. And, on top of it all–homemade whipped cream, stabilized with lemon pudding. Yes, please! This Strawberry Lemonade cake is visually stunning and (truly) one of the best cakes you’ll ever put in your mouth.


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe for these easy strawberry cookies. Happy baking, y’all!

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you love strawberries and chocolate together, I’ve got a treat for you! These simple cookies are packed full of flavor. And best of all, they start with a muffin mix!

Ingredients

  • 2 packages strawberry muffin mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

    How to Make Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Place the muffin mix into a large bowl. Add butter and egg. Mix well. You can use an electric mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

    Once the batter comes together, add in the chocolate chips.

    That’s it, friends! Your batter is ready to go. (Told you it was simple!)

    Use a cookie scoop to create balls of dough. Place them on your cookie sheets and place in preheated 350 degree oven.

    Bake for 12-13 minutes or until done.

    Cool for 10 minutes or until the cookies can be handled.

    Cookies are good warm or cooled.

    Store at room temperature. They will stay good 2 - 3 days if they’re in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap.

    You can freeze these if you like but I prefer to freeze dough balls instead of baked cookies. (I always keep dough balls in my freezer.)

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