Last time I was in Miami, Norman and I found Strawberry Cream Cheese cookies in the bakery section at Publix Supermarket. They were soft, chewy strawberry cookies with “cream cheese” chips (which I suspect were white chocolate chips. Nonetheless, they were amazing but there’s no Publix where I live. Rather than force Norman to ship me cookies whenever I have a craving, I decided I needed to make my own version as Valentine’s Day cookies. As Valentine’s Day cookies go, these are quite simple to make but impressive enough for a fancy date. They are a little different than the Publix version because I stuffed them with cream cheese instead of using cream cheese chips. But being the cream cheese fiend that I am, I consider this an upgrade. Also note that this recipe uses a box cake mix as its base (gasp)! This trick can be used not only for strawberry cookies, but for funfetti, chocolate, or whatever cake-to-cookie flavor your heart desires. I’m a fan of working smarter, not harder and that food can be delicious even when it’s not made completely from scratch. So please enjoy these semi-homemade cookies and all the time you’ll save not making them from scratch. Strawberry Cream Cheese CookiesEasy cream cheese filled cookies using boxed strawberry cake mix \t Print Recipe\t Pin Recipe \t \t \t\t \t\t Ingredients 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix2 eggs1\/2 cup unsalted butter softened4 oz cream cheese3\/4 cup powdered sugarInstructions Preheat oven to 350\u00b0FIn a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, and butter. Mix until dough forms. Refrigerate 1 hour.In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Refrigerate 30 mins.Taking about about a spoonful of dough at a time, flatten dough in your palm and add a dollop of cream cheese mixture. Then delicately fold the cookie dough over to encase the cream cheese into the center of a ball of dough. (If the dough is still sticky, try adding a bit of flour to your hands)Space the filled balls of dough 1-2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake 9 to 11 minutes or until the sides of the cookies have lightly browned.