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.

MY OTHER RECIPES

 

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!

 

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies


Description

makes 24 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 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

 

48 Responses

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. I am definitely a fan of alternative berries in cookies.I recent did one with dried sour cherries and raspberries with big chunks of white choc too. So good and beat these will just as satisfying. Love the chew!

    1. Shelly

      Not in these cookies.. adding wet fruit to a cookie will change the consistency. I haven’t had great success, having already tried a few times.

  4. Tara

    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?

    1. Shelly

      That’s so strange! I haven’t ever had that problem…you shouldn’t roll the dough into balls. Maybe that’s where you had the issue. I used a cookie scoop for mine which doesn’t compact the dough as much as rolling would…

    2. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. Lena

    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?

    1. Shelly

      Oh, no only use all purpose flour in this recipe, as self rising already includes your leavening agents and adding more, as the recipe calls for, will be no good!

  9. Brandy

    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! 🙂

    1. Connie

      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.

  10. Stacy

    I just made these and had the same issue as a few others with a super dry stiff dough. I actually had to flatten the domes down with a large spoon during cooking. Maybe this recipe needs to be retested since others are having this issue? Bummer recipe.

  11. Stacy

    Me again, cookies came out and taste really really good, but have a scone/brownie-ish quality. The error lies with me, I assume the same for the other commenters. I used Trader Joe’s freeze dried strawberries, without reading the original post carefully enough. My apologies for blaming a perfectly fine recipe!

  12. Christyn Slusher

    WoW! Am in need of cookie or desert recipes so my fiancé will be in heaven ! LoL j… Looking for new family traditional recipes. Love our new family. ! This is amazing !

  13. I just made these for my husband. I think I like them more than he does but he is not a huge strawberry fan unless it’s the artificial strawberry flavor type stuff. I did modify the recipe which was risky since I am more a cook than a baker but it turned out pretty tasty, not as pretty as yours but tasty. I used half white sugar and half splenda, I also used oat flour instead of all purpose. I also used 3/4 cup of home dehydrated strawberries and half a cup or so sugar-free chocolate chips. I also needed to bake them for about just shy of 20 minutes I believe.

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