Strawberry Hearts Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Beat butter in the bowl of your stand mixer (or a bowl with a hand mixer) until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by the cake mix. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm enough to roll out.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove half of the dough and roll out on a well-floured surface (seriously, don’t be stingy with the flour. You don’t want your hearts to stick to the table!) to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out hearts with a cookie cutter and place cookies at least 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Repeat with rest of cookie dough.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.The centers should still look undercooked. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 2 minutes before gently removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For filling: Beat butter for a full three minutes until pale and fluffy, then beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until thick frosting comes together. Beat in cream as needed to adjust the consistency.
  5. Spread thick layer of buttercream on each cookie and then top with sprinkles, if desired.