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Easy Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

These easy Strawberry Lemonade Cookies will remind you of summer. They are made of swirls of sweet deliciousness topped with a drizzle of icing! A simple cake mix cookie recipe everyone loves!

We love easy easy desserts. Try our Strawberry Lemon Cookie Cups [1] or Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar [2] next time you need a delicious recipe!

These easy Strawberry Lemonade Cookies will remind you of summer. They are made of swirls of sweet deliciousness topped with a drizzle of icing! A simple cake mix cookie recipe everyone loves!

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Are you ready for summer?? 

These Strawberry Lemonade Cookies remind us of the lemonade stands kids excitedly construct at busy corners during the summertime. They’re so good!

These simple cake mix swirl cookies will tempt your tastebuds with one of the best flavor combinations. Strawberry and Lemon!

Tart, yet sweet. Perfection.

How to Make Cake Mix Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Step 1

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.

Now, place lemon cake mix into a large bowl and the strawberry cake mix into a separate large bowl. Mix 2 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tsp lemon extract into each flavored cake mix until well blended.

Important Tip: Place dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to firm slightly.

Strawberry Cake mix cookie dough

Step 2

Next, take 1 rounded teaspoon of lemon dough and roll into a ball. Do the same with the strawberry dough. Combine the lemon and strawberry dough to make one large ball.

Pro Tip: Use a cookie scoop to get an even amount of cookie dough every time. 

two flavors of cake mix cookie batter

Step 3

Place the dough ball in a bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar, and roll to lightly coat in sugar. Place on a parchment-covered baking sheet or Silpat mat at least 2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining dough.

Have a little bite of summer anytime with these easy Strawberry Lemonade Cookies - swirls of sweet deliciousness! A cake mix cookie kids love!

Step 4

Bake each batch 10 minutes until they turn slightly golden and are cooked through. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely before serving.

Strawberry Lemon Cookies on a cooling rack

Icing for Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

If you like, you can whip up a batch of icing and drizzle over your cookies once they’re cool, or just leave them plain, either way, they’re tasty!

To make the icing (optional):

  1. Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of milk until combined to desired consistency.
  2. Once the cookies reach room temperature, drizzle icing on each cookie with a fork or piping bag. Again, something the kids can totally help with!

 

A strawberry lemonade cookie with icing on the counter

How the Kids Can Help

Making these cookies is a fun activity during the afternoon when the kids are “bored”. It’s tactile since you get to shape the swirl cookies with your hands and roll them in sugar!

Cookie Baking Tip

One of the best baking secrets we can give you is to use a Silpat Baking Mat [3].

It’s our go-to kitchen essential for baking the best cookies ever! These Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies [4] wouldn’t be the same without using the mat.

Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Seriously worth checking out!

Strawberry Lemon cookies stacked next to milk

Other Amazing Cookie Recipes

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies [5]

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies [6]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies [7]

 

Tips for Making Strawberry Lemon Cookies

 

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A strawberry lemonade cookie with icing on the counter

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

These easy cake mix Strawberry Lemonade Cookies will remind you of summer. They are made of swirls of sweet deliciousness topped with a drizzle of icing!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Erin Henry [15]

Equipment

  • Baking pan

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) lemon cake mix
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) strawberry cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil ((1/3 for each mix))
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract (or lemon essential oil)

Icing (optional)

  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar ((divided))
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place lemon cake mix into a large bowl and the strawberry cake mix into another large bowl. Mix 2 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tsp lemon extract into each flavored cake mix until well blended.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to firm slightly.
  • Take 1 rounded teaspoon of lemon dough and roll into a ball. Do the same with the strawberry dough. Combine the lemon and strawberry dough to make one large ball.
  • Place the dough ball in a bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar, and roll to lightly coat in sugar. Place on a parchment-covered baking sheet or Silpat mat at least 2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake each batch 10 minutes until they turn slightly golden and are cooked through. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely before serving.
  • To make the icing (optional), whisk together remaining cup powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of milk until combined to desired consistency. Once the cookies reach room temperature, drizzle icing on each cookie with a fork or piping bag. 

Notes

Cooking Tips:
  • Make sure you place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.  If the dough is too soft, it will stick to your hands and be hard to roll. Place back in the fridge between batches so dough stays firm.
  • If you'd like, you can whip up a batch of icing and drizzle over your cookies once they're cool, or just leave them plain, either way they're good!

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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This recipe was originally published in June 2017. It was updated with enhanced instructions in May 2020.

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Whether it’s summer or you’re just dreaming of summer, have fun watching these Strawberry Lemonade Cookies bake up into cute swirl designs!

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