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Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Strawberry pudding cookies are perfect for your Valentines celebrations! These pink cookies are festive and sweet and make a festive homemade gift. White chocolate chips look like little hearts in this Valentine’s Day dessert.

Stack of four strawberry pink cookies for Valentines day

Pink cookies or even pink and white cookies were my goal in baking this cookie recipe. I love a gingerbread recipe that uses instant butterscotch pudding mix in the ingredient list so I repeated that step and added a few tablespoons of strawberry Jell-o mix to achieve that holiday hue. 

Adding red, pink, and white sprinkles would be another fun way to dress these cookies up for a Valentine’s Day treat.

What ingredients are in Strawberry Pudding Cookies?

  • Instant Pudding Mix (if you can find Strawberries and Cream Pudding Mix please use it and omit the Strawberry Jell-O mix. If not please use Vanilla pudding mix as I did and add 2 Tbsp Strawberry Jello Mix to get that pretty pink shade.)
  • butter
  • sugar
  • egg
  • flour (traditional all purpose flour or gluten free baking mix)
  • baking soda
  • white chocolate chips

How do you make pink cookies?

The instant Jell-O mix provides all the color in these cookies. I experimented with crushed, freeze dried strawberries but the pink hue was lost during baking. Pink or red food coloring might also be a good idea if you are trying to bake pink cookies. 

Bake these cookies following the usual technique for cookie baking: blend the butter and sugars (which here includes the Jell-o mixes), add the egg, then the dry ingredients too. Fold in the chips. Place rounds of cookie dough on parchment lined baking trays and bake until done.

Looking for another method of making pink cookies? Check out these pink heart cookies that get their pretty shade from freeze dried strawberries.

Rounds of pink cookie dough with white chocolate chips on baking tray

Red and Pink Valentines Dessert Ideas

In addition to pink cookies, there are other fun ways to make red and pink treats for Valentine’s Day. Try these quick macerated strawberries to top vanilla ice cream or crepes.

Bake with red with these colorful stained glass cookie hearts— the inside layer is melted candy and the method couldn’t be any easier. Another cookie I love making for Valentine’s Day is a homemade fortune cookie. Add your own handwritten fortunes for a heartfelt touch.

Recipe for Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen

Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Stack of strawberry pink cookies for Valentines day

Strawberry pudding cookies are perfect for your Valentines celebrations! These pink cookies are festive and sweet and make a festive homemade gift. White chocolate chips look like little hearts in this Valentine's Day dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package vanilla Jell-o instant pudding
  • 2 tablespoons strawbery Jell-o mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar, vanilla pudding mix and the strawberry Jell-O mix. Add the egg and blend until well combined.
  3. Add the flour (gluten free or traditional) and the baking soda.
  4. Fold in the white chocolate chips*
  5. Form small balls of dough and place on the parchment lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before adding the optional glaze.**

Notes

Note: Make these gluten free by using a 1 to 1 gluten free flour substitute. The cookies pictured here were made with Bella Gluten Free Cup to Cup Substitution All Purpose Baking Mix.

*If you are making this recipe gluten free please double check that your white chocolate chips (and all other ingredients) are all gluten free too.

**Optional glaze: Whisk 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar with 2 teaspoons of milk. Drizzle over cookies

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.

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JulieD

Thursday 14th of March 2019

Wow, what a beautiful recipe! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for participating in our V-Day event and driving awareness to C4KC's mission!

Holly Baker

Thursday 14th of March 2019

my pleasure, Julie!

Susannah

Friday 8th of February 2019

Hi Holly, You are wonderful for creating and sharing this lovely recipe for such a worthy cause! Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It's a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer. Thank you so much for participating! — Susannah at Mediavine

Holly Baker

Friday 8th of February 2019

Hi Susannah, gosh that is kind of you! I participated to help support this cause and it was my pleasure to do so. As much as I love receiving treats in the mail, I wonder if there might be an option next year to decline the swag and instead have an extra $$ donated to the nonprofit. It's all about the kids! Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it and am grateful for Mediavine's support!