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Neapolitan Cookies Recipe

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Neapolitan Cookies are chewy cookies with the flavors of strawberry and vanilla, then dipped in dark chocolate. Such a fun and easy cookie to make that starts with cake mixes!

Neapolitan cookies with text overlay

I received complimentary products from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #helpingcookies event. All opinions are mine alone. #sponsored

What a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to support a great cause than with a cookie! It’s that time of year when food bloggers unite to raise much needed funds for  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I’m making an easy and delicious Neapolitan cookies using cake mixes! Before I get to the recipe, let me tell you a bit about the “Be a Good Cookie” event and how you can help.

I’m so excited to participate in this Valentine’s event (again). This is the fifth year for our event and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.

And with the ongoing pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with cancer. It’s imperative that we raise awareness and continue to raise funds to fund the ongoing pediatric cancer research! Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!



Want to Donate

Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: OXO, Mediavine amd Dixie Crystals have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4! Thank you to so many of you who have already donated, please help us reach our goal so we can get the full matching donations and help us make an even huge difference! Donate here today. 


Be a Good Cookie Campaign Details






We couldn’t have done this without the support of these fine sponsors and our fabulous event organizer, Julie from  The Little Kitchen. Our generous sponsors provided us with product to aid in our baking for this event and many thanks to them for doing so and for matching our donations.


Let’s get baking!

How to Make This Neapolitan Cookies

Making cookies from cake mixes is super easy and fun.  The combinations are nearly endless and the cookies are moist, chewy, and full of flavor.  This one is no different.  

For this Neapolitan Cookie Recipe, you’ll need two cake mixes, vanilla and strawberry. For each cake mix you will need 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Once you have each mix and the ingredients combined, chill the doughs in the freezer for about 5-8 minutes to firm up the dough. This helps it not be too sticky.

cake mix dough for cookies

Measure out a tablespoon of each dough and roll each into a ball.

cookie dough balls

Then take both dough balls and roll them together. Place on prepared baking sheet and place in freezer for 10 minutes. This will help the cookies not spread out too much.

strawberry and vanilla cookie dough balls

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, depending on how your oven cooks. Mine took more on the 12 minute side. Allow the neapolitan cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, this will firm up the cookies and finish baking.

strawberry and vanilla cookies baked on sheet pan

Remove to cooling rack to completely cool before dipping in melted dark chocolate and adding sprinkles.

Neapolitan Cookies with sprinkles
Neapolitan Cookies with sprinkles on wooden tray

Neapolitan Cookies

Neapolitan Cookies are chewy cookies with the flavors of strawberry and vanilla, then dipped in dark chocolate.
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  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) Vanilla Cake Mix (I used a French Vanilla cake mix)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, DIVIDED
  • 4 eggs DIVIDED
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, DIVIDED
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting wafers
  • various sprinkles of your choice


  • Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper
  • In one medium bowl combine the strawberry cake mix, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix to form a dough. It will be sticky, this is normal.
  • In another medium bowl combine the vanilla cake mix, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix to form a dough. It will be sticky, this is normal.
  • Place both bowls of dough in the freezer for a few minutes (5-8 min) to firm up the dough.
  • Once the dough has been chilled, make 1 tablespoon dough balls from both bowls. Take a ball of vanilla dough and a ball of strawberry dough and roll them together. Place on prepared baking sheet and place in freezer for 10 minutes before baking. This will keep the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
  • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, depending on how your oven bakes. My cookies took closer to the 12 minutes to bake. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack. This will allow the cookies to firm up and to bake a bit more.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, melt the dark chocolate wafers according the package instructions. Dip cooled cookies in the chocolate and top with sprinkles.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Remember you can donate here to help us reach our goal. The link will be open until March 1, 2021.

Neapolitan Cookies stacked

More Cookies Recipe to Try

Here are the other participating bloggers’ recipes! 

Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes! Heart Shaped Hot Chocolate Bombs from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Easy Chocolate Mousse from Allison of Celebrating Sweets
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Lemon Biscotti from Jenn of Ever AFTER IN THE WOODS
Easy Cream Cheese Candies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
Cornflake Cookies from All The Good Cookies from Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm
Strawberry Mochi Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Red Velvet Valentine Brownies Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Chinese Five-Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies from Bridget of Bake at 350
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake from Ashley of Spoonful of Flavor
Double Chocolate M&M Cookies from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Raspberry Lemon Macaroons from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Raspberry Curd from Holly of A Baker’s House
Red Velvet Brownies from Kelly of Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches from Audrey of That Recipe
Creamy Raspberry Sherbet Pandemic Punch from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake Balls from Lindsey of Lindsey Loo’s Bakery
Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops for Valentine’s Day from Heather of Totally Tailgates
Amaretto Cherry Swirl Cake from Samantha of Haute Pepper Bites
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Bundt Cake from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Easy Strawberry Mousse from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Cornflake Cookies from All The Good Cookies #HelpingCookies from Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm
Vanilla Bean Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Colleen of Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Neapolitan Cookies Recipe from Lisa of Blogghetti
Small Batch Almond Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren of Healthy Delicious
Kahlua Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Red Velvet Brownie Cups from Nikki of Soulfully Made
Triple Chocolate Trifles from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie For Two from Aimee of Aimee Broussard
Festive Puppy Chow from Erin of The Speckled Palate
Chewy White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day from Anna-Marie of Beauty and the Beets
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles from Betsy of The JavaCupcake Blog
Cherry Blossom Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Chocolate Mint Frappuccino Cookies from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAs
Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes from Kate of Kate’s Recipe Box
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies from Shashi of Savory Spin
Funfetti Cookie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Grapefruit Poppyseed Cake from Michelle of Cold Weather Comfort
White Rabbit Candy Cookies from Linda of Ketchup with Linda
Baby Yoda Valentine’s Day Cookies to Support Cookies for Kid’s Cancer from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Cowboy Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from Gwynn of Swirls of flavor
Cherry Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecake from Stefanie of Stef’s Eats and Sweets
Valentine’s Day Homemade Ding Dongs from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Guava Macarons with Coconut Buttercream from Lindsay of Anchored Baking
Valentines Pink Dessert Charcuterie Board for Kids from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Hot Chocolate Cookies from Amanda of A Cookie Named Desire
Cóctel de Camarones from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Cuccidati (Italian Fig Cookies) from Amy of The Nifty Foodie


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