Cake Mix Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream

Cake Mix Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream - Rebekah and her Ramblings.  A soft chocolate cookie topped with strawberry buttercream and drizzled with milk chocolate ganache!Every time I make cake mix cookies, I feel like I’m cheating.  They are so stinking easy to make that it almost makes me cringe.  Almost.  But then I eat them.  And they taste amazing.  So to make up for making really easy cookies, I made a delicious frosting from scratch.  And a whipped ganache.  Then I don’t feel so bad about how easy the cookies are.  While these cookies aren’t hard to make, they are delicious.  Cake mix cookies have  a special way of staying soft for a long amount of time, not that these cookies will stick along for a long amount of time!  Get ready work friends, these bad boys are coming your way tomorrow!! And strawberry buttercream frosting is probably my new favorite thing, maybe in the whole wide world.

Cake Mix Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream - Rebekah and her Ramblings. A soft chocolate cookie topped with strawberry buttercream and drizzled with milk chocolate ganache!Cake Mix Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream
Yield: about 28 cookies
Total Time: about 90 minutes

What you need:

  • For the cookies
    • 1 16.5 oz Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake mix
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
  • For the strawberry buttercream
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons milk (I used 2%)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • For the ganache
    • 1 cup milk chocolate chocolate chips
    • 1.5 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Cake Mix Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream - Rebekah and her Ramblings.  A soft chocolate cookie topped with strawberry buttercream and drizzled with milk chocolate ganache!Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350* and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix all of the cookie ingredients together with a hand mixer and beat until fully combined
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough onto the cookie sheet and form into a mound
  • Cook cookies for 10-12 minutes (11 was my sweet spot)
  • Let the cookies sit for about 2 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely
  • Mix all of the frosting ingredients together in a large bowl until fluffy
  • Frost each cookie with the buttercream – feel free to use a generous amount, there is plenty
  • Heat the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a small sauce pan over low heat until smooth and melted
  • Remove the chocolate from the heat and stir in heavy cream until fully incorporated
  • You want the ganache to be pretty thin – if it not, heat for about 30 seconds to thin it out
  • Drizzle the ganache over the cookies and let sit for at least 20 minutes to allow the ganache to stiffen up

This recipe is adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff.

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