I love a Valentine’s Day treat! At the same time, I admittedly unfollowed an IG influencer who spouted “small” Valentine’s Day gifts for her kids – then the next thing we saw was coloring kits, playdoh sets, puzzles, stuffed animals, candy, play jewelry, and matching pjs. It is their job to get people to buy stuff – but none of us need the expectation out there that we’re showering the kiddos with so much stuff every single holiday. Cookies are the right answer – everyone can enjoy a soft pink cookie.
Strawberry Crinkle Cookies
1 box strawberry cake mix
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Mix the cake mix, flour, eggs, oil and extract together.
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
Let cookie dough cool at least 10 minutes in the fridge.
Roll golf-ball sized balls (~1.5-2 inches) and gently roll in powdered sugar. Place onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray or with a silicone mat each one about 2 inches apart.
Bake 9-10 minutes and let sit on the baking sheet 1 minute out of the oven then carefully let cool on cooling rack.
I love these. They are delightfully soft and almost gooey. The strawberry flavor brings some summertime feelings to mid-February.
Or make some Valentine’s Day Raspberry Muddy Buddies
Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries is a nice one too – with just a few ingredients!
Or some pink sprinkles onto yogurt would be the easiest way out yet there’s something about sprinkles that just makes everyone happy. 🙂