Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies: A Perfect Treat for Valentine’s Day

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These adorable cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Make them for class parties or just the family at home with a few simple ingredients! No one would ever guess these tasty cookies started with a cake mix!

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Cake Mix Cookies with a Valentine’s Twist

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to express your love and appreciation for the special people in your life. And what better way to do that than with a batch of homemade cookies? These Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies are an easy and delicious treat for your loved ones. 

These cookies are super simple to whip up using a cake mix as the base. But don’t let their ease fool you, they are bursting with flavor and festive sprinkles that will make your heart skip a beat. Plus, topping them off with adorable Conversation Hearts candies adds an extra touch of sweetness and sentimentality.

So why not surprise your loved ones with a batch of these adorable cookies this Valentine’s Day? They will surely be a hit and spread love and joy to all who taste them.

Plus, they make for a fun and easy baking activity for the whole family! So let’s get started on making these Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies!

Why You’ll Love Them

  1. Simple ingredients: This recipe only requires a few basic ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry.
  2. Quick and easy to make: With just 10 minutes of prep time and 8-10 minutes of baking time, you can have these cookies ready to enjoy in no time!
  3. Perfect for any occasion: While these cookies are great for Valentine’s Day, you can easily switch up the sprinkles and toppings to make them suitable for any holiday or event.
  4. Versatile: These cookies can be made with any flavor of cake mix, so feel free to get creative and try out different combinations!
  5. Kid-friendly: This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in the kitchen. They will love adding the sprinkles and pushing in the Conversation Hearts candies.

Ingredients 

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This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get the measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. 

  • Cake Mix: We recommend using a white cake mix. However, you can use any cake mix flavor to change the taste and color of your cookies.
  • Vegetable Oil: The oil helps to keep the cookies moist and gives them a soft texture.
  • Eggs: The binding agent and helps to give the cookies structure. We recommend using large eggs for this recipe.
  • Heart Sprinkles: These are what make these cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day! But any festive sprinkles will do if you can’t find heart sprinkles.
  • Conversation Hearts Candies: This is what makes these cookies truly special. You can find these at most grocery stores around Valentine’s Day.

Equipment

Measuring cups and spoons, large bowl, silicone spatula, cookie scoop, baking sheet, parchment paper, cooling rack, and cookie spatula.

How to Make Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and heart sprinkles until a dough forms.

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Step 3: Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

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Step 4: Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are set and the tops of the cookies are slightly golden.

Step 5: Immediately after removing from the oven, gently push three Conversation Hearts candies into the center of each cookie.

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Step 6: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

How to Serve 

Serve these Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies as a festive treat for Valentine’s Day. To make these cookies even more special, consider packaging them in a cute Valentine’s Day-themed tin or jar.

Tie a ribbon around the container and add a handwritten note for an extra loving touch. These cookies also make great gifts for teachers, coworkers, or friends!

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Storage Instructions

These Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 3 months, if desired. To freeze, place the cookies in a single layer in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag.

Substitutions and Variations 

  • Use any flavor of cake mix to change up the taste and color of your cookies. Some options include chocolate, strawberry, or even funfetti!
  • If you don’t have vegetable oil on hand, you can use melted butter instead.
  • While heart sprinkles are perfect for Valentine’s Day, you can use any festive sprinkles to fit the occasion or holiday.
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Tips and Tricks

  • If using a cake mix that already includes sprinkles, you can omit the additional heart sprinkles in this recipe.
  • To make your cookies more uniform, weigh out the dough balls to ensure they are all the same size.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies! They may seem underdone when you take them out of the oven, but they will continue to cook and firm up as they cool.
  • For an extra special touch, drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cookies or sprinkle some extra heart sprinkles on top.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these cookies without the Conversation Hearts candies?
Yes, you can leave them out or replace them with another type of candy or sprinkle.

Can I make this recipe from scratch instead of using a cake mix?
Yes, you can use your favorite sugar cookie or shortbread dough as a base and add sprinkles and toppings.

More Valentine’s Day Recipes

These Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies are a fun and easy way to add some festive flair to your Valentine’s Day celebration. Made with simple ingredients and ready in just minutes, these cookies are a fun activity for the whole family and make great gifts for friends and loved ones.

I hope you enjoy your Conversation Heart Cookies. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

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Conversation Hearts Cake Mix Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Additional Time:5 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings24 Cookies
Calories: 124 kcal
These adorable cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Make them for class parties, or just the family at home with a few simple ingredients! No one would ever guess these tasty cookies started with a cake mix!

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 oz box white cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp heart sprinkles
  • 72 Conversation Hearts candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and sprinkles to a large bowl, and stir until a dough forms.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop cookies onto the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until done.
  • Remove from the oven, and immediately push 3 Conversation Hearts candies into the center of each cookie.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack for 2 minutes, then remove cookies to the cooling rack.

Notes

Don’t overbake the cookies! They may seem underdone when you take them out of the oven, but they will continue to cook and firm up as they cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 124 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 130 mg | Potassium: 16 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 20 IU | Calcium: 42 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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