Strawberries & Cream Pudding Cookies

Cookies · Desserts · Recipes · January 7, 2018

Delicious Strawberries and Cream pudding cookies that are easy and so flavorful! Jello is the perfect addition to this cookie along with white chocolate chips. Everyone loves this cookie!

Strawberry Cookies

I LOVE finding new and yummy cookie recipes to try out. I often turn to Pinterest to find some new ones and am amazed at all the cookie concoctions people have made. There was a recipe I recently found on there from Chocolate Chocolate and More. It was for Cherry White Chocolate Pudding Cookies… sounds heavenly, right? I knew I had to give it a try and decided to change it up just a bit and made a Strawberry cookies version. Let me tell ya – pure heaven! The jell-o in the recipe is the perfection addition and makes the cookies so addicting and chewy!

You can obviously use Cherry like the original recipe called for, or even try it with other flavors of jello. White chocolate chips are the best bet to add with these cookies because they also add flavor that isn’t too overpowering on the flavor of jello used. Because we love strawberries so much, we definitely will be making these more often but may need to try the original cherry version as well.


Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Since fruit is so irresistible in the spring and summer months, this will definitely be our go-to cookie recipe that time of year. As I already mentioned, this strawberry cookies recipe is easy and one the kids can help out with.

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How to make Strawberry Cookies:


3.5 from 2 reviews
Strawberries Cake Mix Cookies
These delicious strawberry pudding cookies are simple, chewy and filled with white chocolate chips.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 TB strawberry jello
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3.5 oz. box white chocolate pudding package instant
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and jello together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. ENJOY!


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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    Yum! Love the idea with the jello AND pudding! Pure genius!


    I better try these cookies.. We love jello.. 🙂


    What does tb stand for beside jello?

      Lil' Luna

      Tablespoon 🙂

    Mona G.

    I use Tbsp for tablespoon and tsp. for teaspoon…..each to his own I guess :)I I hope you can read what I wrote…it’s comes up as real ight , and the letters are hard to read… And the dates on the msgs. are like smudged…. Is something wrong ?




    I’m going to have to see if I can make this sugar free, it sounds prefect for the summer and I can get most of the ingredients sugar free.


    Dumb question, is it just jello mix or jello jello?

      Lil' Luna

      Jello Mix (in the box). 🙂


      I was going to ask the same thing about the Jello. These look great. Plan to make them soon. Thanx for posting!!


    These look sooo yummy!! Pinned 😉 Thanks for sharing!


    What is the yield on these cookies…how many dozen does it make? They look delicious and I am about to make a batch…using vanilla chocolate chip pudding. Chocolate chips can’t ever be bad in anything, right? Thanks a ton!

      Lil' Luna

      I know it made at least two dozen, but I think it’s closer to 3 🙂


    These cookies are so good! We made them last night. Makes approx. 40 cookies. Simply delicious! Thank you!


    Wait do you make up the Jello and pudding before hand or not?
    I think I’m reading it all wrong

      Lil' Luna

      No, it’s just the mix… so you use 2 TB DRY Jello Mix (from the box) and later you use DRY Pudding mix (in the box) to add to the recipe. 🙂


    Do I use instant pudding mix or the regular kind?

    Ginni Pace

    Love, Love, Love these cookies!! I just finished baking these for my daughter. It is her Birthday and she is taking them to preschool.

      Lil' Luna

      Yay! So glad you tried them and liked them!! Happy Birthday to your daughter! 😀

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    I can’t seem to find white chocolate pudding mix…. would vanilla work, just as well? Also, is it the 5oz package, or the smaller one? Thanks!


      I used vanilla and they turned out ok; probably would have been tastier with the white chocolate though.


    They look so yummy!
    I am pinning my friend!

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks, friend!! XO

    Ginni Pace

    Making these again for my youngest daughters birthday for preschool tomorrow. They were such a hit at the preschool they ask for more! All four of my kids loved them and my whole neighborhood! I found my hubby in the bathroom eating the last cookie, guess he didn’t want to share! LOL!

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!!! Literally!! So glad you guys liked them – they are definitely one of my new favs! Thanks for the sweet words and for making my day.:) XO


    These cookies were very good but the strawberry taste was almost undetectable. They just tasted super sweet.


    Is it really 1 cup of butter (4 sticks).??? I followed the recipe exactly and they didn’t come out like your picture. They are flat and crumbly 🙁

      Lil' Luna

      1 cup of butter is 2 sticks… let me know if you try it again and it works. 🙂


    i can;t get white chocoalte pudding mix – can i use vanilla pudding insead?

      Lil' Luna

      Vanilla works great too! 😀


    I made the strawberrry and cream cookies this morning

    they didn’t come out pink though – I used a little over 2 Tablespoons of strawberry jello mix…..

      Lil' Luna

      Hmmmm, not sure why… they’ve always been pink when I make them. :/


    Thank you for posting this. My mother in law just had surgery for colon cancer and she is craving strawberries (because she can’t have them).
    This should do the trick!


    I used orange jello, vanilla pudding and they turned out good. I’m going to try those changes plus orange zest and orange juice instead of vanilla extract next time…they become orange creamsicle 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Ooooh, Orange Creamsicle sounds heavenly!!


    So what size of jello and pudding packaging? Because they have big box and a little box? And no milk? Wouldn’t they come out kind of hard? The intructions are kind of vague along with the measurements.

      Lil' Luna

      The pudding is the instant kind and is the small box – I believe it’s 3.5 ounces. 🙂

    Liberty on Less

    I just made very similar strawberry cookies and they were super delicious! Mine were pretty basic, though – with just strawberry cake mix….I’ll have to try this out and make it even more unique and yummy!


    I seen in step 1 that it says to cream butter with the other ingredients but it isn’t in the list. Do I use butter in the mix? I am making these for my daughter and her friends today for their play date!

      Lil' Luna

      Just wanted to make sure you saw that there was 1 cup butter in the ingredients. 🙂


    I have the same questions as a couple of others that I do not see a response for about the pudding. Should you use instant or cook and serve? Large or small box, there are two sizes. I am going to try it with a small box of instant so I hope it works!

      Lil' Luna

      Small box of instant is correct. 🙂


    Made this for my community group a few weeks back, they loved it. This will be part of the dessert spread for baby sister’s graduation party.

      Lil' Luna

      YAY! So glad to hear it – I’m definitely craving them right now!


    I’m totally in love with these already because they’re pink 🙂 I had a package of pudding that said it was 1 lb. So I just poured it all in :p the dough tasted good 🙂 lets see how the cookies turn out.

      Lil' Luna

      How did they turn out?! Hopefully YUMMY!

    Jenny orchard

    I’m using cheesecake pudding mix for strawberry cheesecake cookies. Awesome recipe!!!!

    Kelley Hurley

    My girls are planning a rainbow themed sleepover in a few weeks. With so many Jello flavors and colors out there, this is gonna be great!!! THANKS for this recipe!

    Stephanie McNamara

    It has add egg and vanilla and then it says vanilla again after adding flour


    I tried these once with strawberry (delicious) and this time i used orange jello to switch it up. Needs a little more orange flavor if i do it again though – i saw someone said orange zest and swap out vanilla extract with orange juice… great recipe!

      Lil' Luna

      Oooh – orange sounds awesome! I may have to try it!! Thanks for stopping by. SO glad you like the recipe. 🙂


    What can be used instead of eggs? I have a child who is allergic to them.

    Thank you,


    I made these last night and they were delicious! I just kinda skimmed the recipe and ended up using the whole box of strawberry Jello mix instead of just two tablespoons. I didn’t even realize I’d done it wrong until reading some of the other comments! They turned out delicious though! I think they turned out perfect using the whole box . . . and its easier than measuring out part of it, and then finding space to save (and a use for) a half-empty jello mix packet. My whole family has already gobbled most of them up! Thanks for posting such a delicious cookie recipe!


      one question though . . . do you have any idea why mine came out more “puffed up” looking than yours? Yours look flat and chewy, while mine were puffy and a light fluffy texture. I’m not complaining at all, I love either kind of cookie! It just wasn’t what I was expecting from the pics. Maybe it was the extra Jello? I also baked them on a cookie sheet lined with oven-safe wax paper instead of baking them directly on the pan . . . maybe that kept them from spreading out very much, so they puffed up instead?

        Lil' Luna

        Hi Michaela… not sure why they would puff up. :/ When I make them they always turn out more flat and chewy like the picture. Next time, try putting them directly on the cookie sheet and use all the same measurements. Let me know how they turn out so we can figure out this problem. 🙂

    Nicole Baker

    How many does it make

    Eileen Bewley

    I’m going to try these making strawberry as well as orange flavored ones. I’ll let you know how they turn out! ^_^

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Eileen!! Was curious if you made the cookies and wanted to know how they turned out…

        Eileen Bewley

        They turned out great! I actually liked the orange ones better than the strawberry! Thank you so much for this recipe. They’re delicious!

          Lil' Luna

          Good to know… I think I will try Orange next time. We loved the strawberry so I can’t see how we wouldn’t like orange too. 😀


    I was wondering if you have tried to freeze these after you baked them? My daughter is being baptized this weekend and I would like to start baking earlier in the week. Thanks for a great recipe!!

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Heather! Thank you for stopping by. Unfortunately, I have not tried freezing them. Let me know if you do though so I can make a note of it on the recipe for others to know. I’d imagine it would be fine if you let it out to thaw beforehand. Good luck!


    I was wondering… what would happen if I put marshmallows in the middle instead of the white chocolate chips? Like strawberries and cream? Do you think this would work?


      I’m trying to find pink baked desserts because my mom is a mammo tech and having a bake sale so these cookies would be perfect. She told me everyone does brownies because they’re easy so I wanted to have something fun and pretty thrown in the mix. Maybe a good white icing, topped with pink sugar and a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on top?
      And as a side note in reference to the marshmallow question, how awesome would the orange cookies with marshmallows be?!


    I was noticing you have 2 teaspoons of vanilla in the instructions and only one teaspoon of vanilla in the ingredients. So is it one or two teaspoons of vanilla?

      Lil' Luna

      Good catch… It’s suppose to be just one tsp. vanilla. Fixed it. 🙂

    Sara Nayeem

    I really want to try these cookies but want to know if there is an alternative to ready made pudding mix. We don’t get that where I live. Thanks.

    Redd Martinez

    I made these and added dried strawberries to the mix as well. Delicious!!! I also have made white chocolate lemon, butterscotch chocolate chip, pistachio with mini marshmallows, Rocky road, lemon berry, black forest (chocolate pudding and maraschino cherries).


    So I just tried to make these and thought it meant to make the pudding and the jello.. Lol of course they didn’t turn out right but I am definitely going to try again soon!(:

    Joy Davis

    Made them, and love them!!! But I was wondering what type of flour should I be using? I used all pourpose flour.. But wondering if I should be using cake flour?? And very curious at way my did not turn out pink, pink like the ones in your picture? My was a light pink.. Use I out a drop or two of pink food coloring… Or is it the type of flour that I’m using? Hopefully I can got a response!! Love your blog!

      Joy Davis

      Typo… Should I use a drop or two of pink food coloring?? Sorry!! Lol

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Joy!! I used regular all-purpose flour. Also, I think adding a drop or two of pink food coloring will help. Mine turned out a real pretty pink and didn’t need food coloring, but I don’t think it would hurt to add it. Hope that helps! 😀


    I was wondering if I could use vanilla pudding instead of the white chocolate? I couldn’t find the white chocolate one unfortunately.


    Hello! Can I substitute white chocolate pudding for strawberry or vanilla pudding? Thanks!


    Sorry and forget! Just read your answer to other comment! Thanks!


    So different from yours, I had to tweak and bake, tweak and bake! 🙂 we don’t have instant pudding available, so I used the one that has to be cooked. Maybe that’s all the difference in the world! They were cakey and had a chemical aftertaste. Well, we had to eat them anyway! 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Hmmm… I would definitely try the instant pudding next time. There definitely is a difference and we’ve never had troubles with the instant pudding. 🙂


    I just made these for my fiance and oh my goodness! So good! I’m not sure what was better, the cookies or the batter. We only had a small box of the white chocolate pudding but they still turned out great. Thank you!

      Lil' Luna

      I’m so glad you liked them. They are definitely a fav of ours too!! I think it’s been too long since I’ve made them – guess that means I better make them again this week. 😉


    My cookies look absolutely nothing like these. The dough was a peach color then baked to a light brown peachy color. Not happy. I was wanting a pink cookie for Valentine’s Day. Oh well…

      Lil' Luna

      Hmmmm, not sure what happened. Mine have always been pink. Did you use JELL-O brand or generic?


    How many cookies does this recipe make?


    How many cookies does this recipie make??


    Just made your YUMMY cookies. Wanted to make them for a baby shower and they are awesome! Yummy flavor! They did not turn out as pink as yours, but are still a pale baby pink and so pretty with the white chips poking through. Some people were asking how many this recipe makes, I used a 3 inch ice cream scoop, and got exactly three dozen. Just what I needed. Yea!


    I forgot to add, I had to cook mine for 15 minutes since the were so big. They are so yummy, I may not have any left for the shower.

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!! I’m so glad you liked these!! You can definitely make them a little more pink with food coloring. 😉 I hope you’re able to have some for the shower and that those there will enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by!


    Quick question… Are these chewy or crispy??


    hello I was wondering would I be able to use a strawberries cream pudding mix & not use the jello? I didn’t know if they would still come out pink.


    Made them! They turned out very yummy however the pink disappeared in the oven somehow. The dough was super pink because I used the entire packet of jello mix, but when they came out of the oven they were almost white. I did use an off brand of jello though,do you think that was the cause? Anyway, good recipe!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay! I’m not sure why they came out, almost white. I haven’t had that happen. Maybe try the Jello brand & see if that helps? Let me know! We love this recipe!!

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