For the Cookies:
For the Frosting:
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 stick Salted Butter, softened, 1/2 cup
- 1 large Egg
- 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix
- 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
- 12 tablespoons Salted Butter, softened, 3/4 cup
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened, half a block
- 1/3 cup Frozen Sweetened Strawberries in Syrup, thawed and pureed
- 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed, scraping sides of bowl as needed, until combined and smooth.
Beat in the egg.
Add cake mix and beat on medium until a smooth dough forms.
Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets, roughly 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges and bottoms of cookies are just barely golden.
Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.
Add pureed strawberry mixture and lemon juice, beating on low until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and continue beating on low until JUST combined.
Increase mixer speed to high and beat for one minute.
Generously frost cookies and top with sprinkles, if desired.