Valentine Cake Mix Cookie Treats

I took a cue from my holiday cookies and decided to experiment with other cake flavors to try and make some cute Valentine inspired treats. Very easy recipe and you don’t really HAVE to cut the cookies into hearts if you don’t want to…I am just OCD like that :)

I used strawberry Supreme and Red Velvet both from Duncan Hines. I am brand loyal because this brand is also recommended by Wilton. Just remember all you need is the cake mix, do not follow the box directions!

You should get a dozen “sandwich” cookies…Which apparently isn’t enough it seems, kids are wanting more since they finished them ALL in one day. Okay the adults helped too….


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Valentine Cake Mix Cookie Treats
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Valentine Cake Mix Cookie Treats
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 Pkg Cake Mix, Strawberry Supreme or Red Velvet
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ C. vegetable or canola oil
  • Frosting:
  • ¼ Stick butter, softened
  • 4 oz.Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 2 TSP. Vanilla extract
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat
  2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs and oil Batter will be very thick!
  3. Form balls of batter in your hands, making sure to make them the same size
  4. Place the balls on the cookie sheet. Press down gently on the center, these can bake thick.
  5. Bake for 11--13 minutes. Be careful, the strawberry will turn brown if you overcook.
  6. While the cookies are baking, make your frosting. Cream the butter and cream cheese first, then add the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar in ½ cup increments until all the sugar is incorporated.
  7. When cookies are cool enough to handle, cut them with a heart cookie cutter. Put some frosting on the underside of a cookie, then press the other to make a sandwich. Voila!


And there you haqve it, a fun and tasty treat for Valentine’s Day! And your kids can help too, my 5 year old cut out all the hearts for me!

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. So simple! I’m going to try these for Hubby & the kids for Valentines Day!

  2. Ohhh these would be so much fun for Valentine’s for the kids! Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are too cute and simple. I think I’ll make these for my kids after school treat on Valentine’s Day!

  4. I’m thinking I should prep for these today just in time for my crew to get home from school. We can do a test run for Valentine’s Day and decide if this is how we want to treat our classrooms! I love this recipe for yumminess!

  5. Those are cute – what sweet whoopie pies for the upcoming holiday!

  6. These look easy to make and really good! I will have to give them a try with the kid for sure :)

  7. Oh my goodness those look yummy! Im saving this recipe as well as others I spotted on your site, love it!

  8. Those look amazing and totally something my kids would get a huge kick out of! Thank you for sharing.. heading to pinterest with it now :)

  9. I would have never thought to make cookies out of a cake mix but this is genius! I can’t wait to make these with my daughter for her Valentine’s Day school party!

  10. Yum! I’ve made them with red velvet cake mix before, so yummy.

  11. Being a busy mom, I love simple, easy and delicious recipes. And heart-shaped are perfect for V-Day!

  12. These look good and also really cute. I want a few!

  13. Those look great, you are so talented!!

  14. Ohh, these look so yummy! I have to pin too so I can remember where to find your recipe!

  15. These look so cute and sound so easy and good!

  16. These are so cute and I love how easy they are!

  17. What an easy treat and they are so cute!

  18. I love the idea of cake mix cookies. I’ve made them a few times but not any time recently. Probably because I don’t bake much these day. Trying to get back to my goal weight! (I pinned it anyhow. LOL)

  19. These look delicious. I make red velvet cookies the same way.

  20. These look awesome and really cut down on the ingredients that you have to keep track of. (I always forget one ingredient!)

  21. These are cute, but I haven’t bought cake mix in years. Just a quirk of mine, most are pretty good as I remember.

  22. I’m going to have to make these!

  23. Those are adorable and I bet they taste great!

  24. Yum! These look fantastic. I can’t wait to try this recipe

  25. These are so adorable and perfect for Valentine’s!

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