Strawberries and Cream Cookies

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These Strawberries and Cream Cookies are so easy, but perfectly sweet with fun bites of strawberry and white chocolate.

I have to say, adding fruit into my cookies isn’t the “norm” around here.

I firmly believe that fruit has no business in dessert.

Well, I USED to believe that was a truth.

 

But really, as long as there is the appropriate amount of sugar and butter added, fruit is TOTALLY acceptable in desserts.

I mean, I do love me a good fruit salad, don’t get me wrong, but it isn’t a substitute for cake.

Got me?

 

So adding these dried strawberries into cookies started out as an experiment…

I couldn’t perfect a cookie with real strawberries baked in..I tried…and didn’t get the results I was looking for.

 

But DRIED strawberries are a different story.

They are the perfect chewy, sweet addition to a cookie…and I even found myself wishing I added more to the batter.

Am I a changed woman or what?

 

So let’s talk about these cookies that you need in your face now.

And I mean it..you need these.  I am a little obsessed with them.

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The dough is a fairly straightforward one, but I played around with some of the ratios of ingredients and believe I came up with the most PERFECT recipe for a chewy, thick cookie.  NO cornstarch or chilling needed.

AND I found that even 3 days later they tasted perfect.  Pound it!

 

Start with your dried strawberries…NOT freeze dried, folks…just dried.

They are chewy and sweet, a little like a gummy.  I found them in the bulk section of my supermarket, but I’ve seen them at Target near the raisins and all.

(Here’s a link on amazon)

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Anyhow, I chopped them up into smaller bits.

 

I also used by beloved mini white chocolate chips…but you could absolutely use regular sized white chips.

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I mixed those into the batter.

Now, the batter itself is simple..but I used 1 egg and a yolk to help with the chewy consistency and I also used baking soda AND baking powder.  The combination of the two makes these cookies the perfect height and consistency!

I am actually going to try this base dough for a regular chocolate chip cookie base.  Can’t wait!

 

I placed a few chips and strawberries on top of my dough scoops to make ’em purty…

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And when they’re baked they will look like this…

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Like I said, they are a quick cookie that I couldn’t be prouder of!

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They are so chewy and delicious…can’t wait for you to try these!

 

Strawberries and Cream Cookies
 
makes 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped dried strawberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. IN bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. scraping sides as needed.
  3. Add in egg and yolk and beat until mixed well. Add vanilla.
  4. With mixer on medium mix in your baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat for 30 seconds until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and mix in flour until evenly incorporated.
  6. Stir in strawberries and white chocolate chips.
  7. Place by heaping tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool on a cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
store airtight for up to 3 days

 

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bridget {bake at 350}
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February 4, 2014 8:41 pm

How have I never seen those strawberries before?!? I will be on a mission starting TOMORROW.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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February 4, 2014 8:55 pm

I NEED those strawberries! These cookies looks awesome!

Lindsay
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February 4, 2014 9:15 pm

I LOVE strawberries and cream, it’s probably the only fruit flavor combo I truly love when it comes to dessert, these are def going on my to bake list. Thanks for yet another fab recipe, Shelly! Xo

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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February 4, 2014 9:44 pm

Shelly these have got to be SO good! I love white choc and with the dried strawberries, nice! What you said about fresh berries in cookies…yes. So hard! I made some maraschino cherry & white choc cookies last year for VDay and any time you’re using wet fruit in dough, it gets so tricky. You’re smart to use dried :) pinned

Tieghan
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February 4, 2014 11:36 pm

These are so fun. I love the color and the white chocolate with the strawberries sounds awesome!

Medeja
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February 5, 2014 5:26 am

Both white chocolate and strawberries are so sweet :) I guess one cookie would be enough for me :)

Angie
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Angie
February 5, 2014 5:37 am

Ummmmm ~ yes please!! They have no carbs in them right? A girl can dream can’t see? I have GOT to give these a try!

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
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February 5, 2014 6:24 am

I tried to look for some dried raspberries for my Raspberry Cream Cheese cookies earlier this week, but we didn’t have anything close in our stores. Sad! Thanks for sharing :)

Jenny Flake
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February 5, 2014 9:07 am

Oh my goodness these are soooo pretty!! LOVE!!

Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier
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February 5, 2014 9:49 am

Yum! Those look amazing. I wish I could eat a couple (dozen) right now! Also, your photography is amazing!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
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February 5, 2014 9:55 am

I LOVE these cookies! They had complimentary ones that were very similar at a Hampton Inn that I stayed at a few years ago, and I definitely took more than the one complimentary cookie you were supposed to!

DessertForTwo
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February 5, 2014 10:42 am

These look like candy! Yum!

Amanda
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February 5, 2014 1:59 pm

I have GOT to find those strawberries!!! These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day!! :)

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective
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February 5, 2014 2:19 pm

This are Look so yummy! Melt in my mouth good!

Cassie
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February 5, 2014 3:07 pm

I don’t mind fruit in my cookies, especially when the fruit is alongside white chocolate chips!

Becca @ Crumbs
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February 5, 2014 3:09 pm

Such an original idea, these look divine!

Coco in the Kitchen
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February 5, 2014 4:16 pm

Love these li’l guys. Very inventive.
Love dried strawberries. They’re better than gummy candy.
Dried kiwis, too.

annie @ chase that i love
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February 5, 2014 4:16 pm

I love how pretty the strawberries make the cookies look! Like something out of a picture book, almost.(strike the almost. this would totally be in a book.) I can just taste that white-chocolate strawberry now. Super.

Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker
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February 5, 2014 4:40 pm

Chewy cookies without the chill time are my favorites! I’ve never seen dried strawberries used in a cookie before, but it’s a great idea. Plus you can’t go wrong with anything that has a good amount of white chocolate!

Katie @ Butterlust Blog
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February 5, 2014 5:47 pm

Coming from a girl who picks all of the freeze dried strawberries out of her Special K + Berries, I’m all over these cookies. And to colors are so perfect for Valentine’s!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
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February 5, 2014 6:55 pm

These look perfect! Love the mini white chocolate chips!!

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
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February 6, 2014 5:31 am

Dried strawberries I have not heard of before – I sure need to get my hands on some as these cookies sound all sorts of amazing!

Jennifer | Bake or Break
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February 6, 2014 10:07 am

I just made something very similar. I love those dried strawberries! Great baking minds think alike, right? (I love how that phrase lets me say we’re awesome in such a socially acceptable way.)

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Jessica
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Jessica
February 7, 2014 10:11 am

Is the brown sugar packed? I would LOVE to make these for Valentine’s Day.

wanda
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wanda
February 10, 2014 11:22 am

can i use fresh strawberries??

Tara
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Tara
February 11, 2014 3:53 pm

I made these cookies today and found the dough to be very dry/stiff. I followed directions & amounts as instructed, but when I rolled them into balls and put them in the oven they stayed as a ball! I then proceeded to flatten the remaining balls before putting in the oven. They tasted good but did not change shape at all. Any suggestions as to why?

Kristina
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May 4, 2014 2:00 pm

I had the same problem today, and I didn’t roll mine…I just used a spoon. I wonder if it’s a humidity level thing. In any case, pressing them with a fork, like you would with a peanut butter cookie, worked just as well.

~Liz
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February 11, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi Shelly,
I just happened on to your blog and saw this recipe. I knew I wanted to try it
right away. I just finished and the cookies turned out perfect! Such an easy recipe!
My hubs loves strawberries so they will be a part of his Valentine’s Day.

Thank you for sharing,
~Liz

Laura
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February 13, 2014 1:04 am

Yes, yes, YES about fruit not being dessert! And yes, yes, YES to these cookies! It IS all about the sugar and fat and well yeah, dessert should not be good for you. 😉 These look awesome. I was planning a cookie with dried strawberries, but I am afraid I may need to settle for dried blueberries. Maybe the local grocery store will surprise me. but I doubt it. So I am, in addition to in agreement with you and craving your cookies, also jealous. :)

Heidi Woodruff
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March 25, 2014 12:48 pm

I just made these and they are delicious! I didn’t have any dried strawberries and didn’t have time to dry my fresh strawberries so I used craisins. I made them small so I could eat more of them without guilt….. SO GOOD!

California Strawberries
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April 24, 2014 11:19 am

We love these! Sharing!

Lena
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Lena
April 25, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi Shelly,
In the recipe you didn’t say what type of flour to use. I pretty much always use self rising, would that be fine or should I stick with all purpose?

Maria Fernanda
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Maria Fernanda
May 3, 2014 11:24 pm

I made them and they were just perfect! thank you so much for the recipe.

Brandy
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Brandy
October 26, 2014 10:31 pm

Am going to have to try these! I can say, that the VERY best dried strawberries are from Sosios Produce at Pike’s Market in Seattle. Seriously, they are like crack! Once you try them you can’t stop. They are pricey, but so good and they last forever. I tried the Target ones and some others, and nothing compares. Sosios dried strawberries are super famous, so you can’t go wrong with them.Good news is Sosio’s will ship them. Here’s their website: http://www.sosiosproduce.com. Hope this info is useful! :)

Connie
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Connie
March 5, 2015 3:46 pm

i made a batch of these using cranberr

Connie
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Connie
March 5, 2015 3:47 pm

Stupid phone, LOL, I made a batch of these using cranberries. OMG, these were way too sweet! I was spitting them out! I would use half as much brown sugar for this batch.

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