What you need:
1 box strawberry cake mix (I had to buy regular because the store was sold out)
¾ cup of shortening
8 ounces cream cheese
½ stick of butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
I also bought a packet of Strawberry Shortcake frosting flavoring from Duncan Hines. My original idea was to add that to the cake mix to make it flavored, but since I never used it before I just added red food coloring to the batter and made strawberry cheesecake frosting.
Mix together batter ingredients, the dough will be pretty stiff- mines stuck to a wooden spoon when upside down.
Roll into cylinders and place two next to each other on the cookie sheet. Pinch the bottom to create a heart. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
This will only make about 12-15 cookies total
depending on how big you make them.
For the frosting: Mix cream cheese, ½ stick of softened butter, and vanilla.
Then slowly add in one cup of powered sugar at a time until creamy. Then, if using a frosting packet add it now and you're ready to frost.