Valentine Cookies that will be the death of me.

So I'm convinced Holidays are just a really good excuse to make treats.... Every day.
I love the smell of fresh baked cookies.
((Especially cake batter tasting ones))
I'll be honest, sometimes I make cookies just for the batter. 
But today I actually ate the finished product they were so good.

They took about 5 minutes to throw together and 8 minutes to cook in the oven.
It was scary how easy they were.

I had to justify having "dessert" on a Monday. 
(ha usually I am trying to recover from the weekend, and do "no dessert Monday".)
But Pinterest kills me. 
My mouth was salivating when I saw these and I just couldn't resist. 
My justification was substituting applesauce for oil!
Surprisingly they were totally moist and mouth watering.
(I have tried half oil and half applesauce in the past and that works out wonderfully!)

I originally found the recipe HERE but kinda switched a couple things.

1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
 2 Eggs
1/3 cup Vegetable oil *(I used applesauce)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/4 cup chocolate chips *(I used white chocolate)

Mix together.
Drop into rounded balls of dough on cookie sheet. 
(MAKE SURE TO SPRAY the pan- or use parchment paper- they stick easily!)

Cook at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. 
*You almost want them to look NOT DONE. They will be very pink and VERY soft but on the cooling rack will toughen up.

I have used this same recipe multiple times with different kinds of cake mix!
My other favorite combo is Funfetti Cake mix with white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
However, strawberry is a necessity this week to celebrate the season!

Happy love week!
Especially grateful for my two darling valentines!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. yum! From the small picture in the link it looked that ground hamburger patties haha!

  2. thanks for the recipe!! happy v day!!

  3. Those look so delish! I want to try the funfetti ones! Pretty sure the only reason I make cookies is for the batter :)

  4. Those look killer! Cake batter cookies are the greatest, they always turn out SO soft!