How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Cookies: Easy, Soft, & Chewy

Learn how to make strawberry lemonade cookies using cool whip and a boxed cake mix. Chewy cookies that are the perfect combination for summer.

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Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make treat that will impress your friends and family? Look no further than these delightful Strawberry Lemonade Cookies. This recipe combines the tangy taste of lemon with the sweet and fruity flavor of strawberries, creating a perfect balance that will have everyone coming back for more. I’ll walk you through each step of the easy strawberry lemonade cookies recipe, provide tips for variations, and answer common questions to ensure your strawberry cookies turn out perfectly every time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

First and foremost, you’ll love this Strawberry Lemonade Cookies recipe because it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and easy to follow instructions, even novice bakers can easily make this strawberry lemonade cake mix cookies recipe. The combination of lemon cake mix and strawberry jello mix creates a unique and delicious flavor that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Plus, the use of Cool Whip makes the cookies extra light and fluffy, giving them a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is simply irresistible.

Another reason to love this recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re baking for a family get-together, a summer picnic, or just a sweet treat for yourself, these cookies are the perfect choice. They can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, making them a convenient option for busy schedules. Additionally, the recipe can be easily adapted to suit different tastes and dietary needs, ensuring that everyone can enjoy these delightful cookies.

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To make these Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 16 oz Cool Whip (divided)
  • 1 box lemon cake mix (dry)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry jello mix (dry)
  • 2 cups diced strawberries (for decoration)
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How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Follow these simple steps to create your own batch of Strawberry Lemonade Cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Prepare the powdered sugar by placing it in a small bowl or shallow plate. Set this aside for later use.
  3. Mix the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the lemon cake mix, 8 oz of Cool Whip, and the egg to make the lemon dough. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and electric mixer. Mix thoroughly until well combined. The dough will be very sticky.
  4. Form the cookies: Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, scoop out small 1-inch lemon cookie dough ball(s). Another option is a cookie scoop. Roll each ball in the powdered sugar until fully coated.
  5. Bake cookies: Place the coated dough balls on your prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least two inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are no longer glossy.
  6. Cool the cookies: Allow the cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheet before decorating. After they are cooled you can move to a cooling rack.
  7. Prepare the frosting: In a bowl, combine the remaining 8 oz of Cool Whip with the dry strawberry jello mix. Mix thoroughly until the frosting is well combined and smooth.
  8. Decorate the cookies: Use the back of a spoon or a knife to spread the jello frosting over each cooled cookie. Garnish with diced strawberries.

Where to Take or Use This Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various settings:

  • Picnics and BBQs: These cookies are one of many perfect easy desserts for outdoor gatherings. Their refreshing flavor is a great complement to summer meals.
  • Potlucks and Parties: Bring these cookies to your next potluck or party, and watch them disappear quickly. They’re easy to transport and serve. Plus, they can be prepared ahead of time.
  • Gifts and Care Packages: Pack these strawberry lemonade sugar cookies in a decorative box for a thoughtful and delicious gift. They make a sweet surprise for friends and family (Give them for a birthday gift with these free printable birthday gift tags).
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Variations for the Recipe

Want to change things up? Here are a few variations to stretch this recipe into more summer recipes you can try:

  • Different Flavors: Substitute the lemon cake mix with other cake mixes, such as vanilla or strawberry, to create new combinations.
  • Add-ins: Mix in white chocolate chips or nuts into the dough for added texture and flavor.
  • Frosting Alternatives: Instead of using Cool Whip and jello mix, try a cream cheese frosting, strawberry buttercream, a simple powdered sugar glaze, or even a lemon glaze.
  • More Lemon Flavor: Add in a little bit of lemon extract and/or lemon zest to the lemon sugar cookie dough.
strawberry lemonade cookies on a sheet of parchment paper on a wood cutting board

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips

Cake Mix Strawberry Lemonade Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. This makes them an excellent option for preparing ahead of time. If you need to make them further in advance, you can freeze the un-frosted cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw the cookies at room temperature and then decorate as instructed.

upclose image of a decorated strawberry lemonade cookie

Common Questions About the Recipe

Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip?

While Cool Whip provides a consistent texture and flavor, you can use homemade whipped cream if you prefer. Just be aware that the consistency might be slightly different.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Fresh strawberries are recommended for the best texture and flavor. However, if you only have frozen strawberries, make sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly before using them as a garnish. Feel free to try adding freeze -dried strawberries as well. They can be mixed into the cookies, frosting, or as a decoration.

How can I make the cookies less sticky when rolling in powdered sugar?

The dough for these cookies is naturally sticky due to the ingredients used. To make it easier to handle, you can chill the dough for about 30 minutes before scooping and rolling it in powdered sugar.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

How to make easy and delicious strawberry lemonade cool whip cake mix cookies.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookie, cake mix cookies, cool whip, cool whip cookies, lemonade cookies, strawberries, strawberry lemonade cookies
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 16 oz cool whip – divided
  • 1 box lemon cake mix dry
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c powdered sugar
  • 4 T. strawberry jello mix dry
  • 2 c diced strawberries to decorate


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment and set aside.
  • Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl or shallow plate, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the lemon cake mix, 8 oz of the cool whip and egg. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop or two spoons to scoop out a small 1-inch size ball of dough and place in the powdered sugar. The dough is very sticky, so the spoons are super helpful.
  • Coat in the powdered sugar and place on your prepared baking sheets at least two inches apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and the center is no longer glossy. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • When ready to decorate, combine the remaining 8 oz of cool whip with the dry strawberry jello mix. Mix thoroughly.
  • Use the back of a spoon or a knife to spread the jello frosting over each of the cookies.
  • Garnish with the diced strawberries.


Storage: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that combines the tangy flavors of lemon and strawberry in a light, fluffy cookie. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are sure to be a hit with friends and family. Try making a batch today and see just how delicious they are!

Learn how to make strawberry lemonade cookies using cool whip and a boxed cake mix. Chewy cookies that are the perfect combination for summer.

Ready to bake your own Strawberry Lemonade Cookies? Gather your ingredients and follow the simple steps outlined in this post. Don’t forget to share your creations with us in the comments below or on social media using the hashtag #StrawberryLemonadeCookies. Enjoy and happy baking!

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