Strawberry & Cream Cookies – Sally’s Baking Dependancy

Delicate-baked with crisp edges, loaded with chewy dried strawberries and creamy white chocolate, these strawberries & cream cookies ship a summery-sweet style any time of 12 months.

Have you ever ever tried my strawberry biscuit cookies? Buttery, tender, and flaky, the cookies come collectively like an precise biscuit dough crammed with recent berries. They’re lovely, candy, and topped with icing.

However they don’t have that chewy-dense texture everyone knows and love about, say, chocolate chip cookies. That’s as a result of throwing recent strawberries into cookie dough creates an excessively moist cookie dough… aka a cookie paste. I like the strawberry biscuit cookies, however I by no means actually gave up on my strawberry cookie quest.

Enter freeze-dried strawberries, the magical type of berry goodness that makes strawberry buttercream attainable. Give the freeze-dried fruit a tough chop and throw them into cookie dough together with white chocolate chunks and cream cheese. It is a recipe for dessert utopia.

stack of white chocolate strawberries and cream cookies with top cookie broken in half.

Why You’ll Adore These Strawberries & Cream Cookies

  • Cream cheese within the dough makes for delicate and creamy-tasting cookies
  • The freeze-dried strawberries rehydrate within the dough, so the bits of berry are deliciously chewy (not ethereal and lightweight)
  • Completely candy with gooey swimming pools of melted white chocolate
  • Thick and soft-baked middle, with crispy edges
  • Mixture of white chocolate and strawberry is so yummy—similar to in these white chocolate strawberry cupcakes
  • Take pleasure in candy strawberries & cream any time of 12 months!

We’ll use the identical cookie dough base as these cookies & cream cookies. Utilizing a mix of butter and cream cheese, the cookies are further delicate and uniquely creamy-tasting. So satisfying.


A Few Key Elements You Want

  • Cornstarch: I like including a contact of cornstarch as a result of it helps create a thicker, softer cookie. In the event you don’t have it, simply go away it out.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the cookies puff up after which fall to their crinkly, chewy future.
  • Cream Cheese: Makes for a deliciously delicate and creamy cookie, which is what all of us love in these cream cheese sugar cookies.
  • White Chocolate: Chopped white chocolate melts into gooey little puddles of candy creaminess. The items on the underside of the cookies tackle a scrumptious caramelized taste, too. You may also use white chocolate chips as a substitute, or semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or darkish chocolate chips in the event you want.
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries: Whereas these begin with a light-as-air dry and crispy texture, the strawberries truly rehydrate within the dough, so that they find yourself delightfully chewy within the baked cookies. (I don’t significantly love the feel of freeze-dried strawberries, however after baking in a moist dough, the feel completely transforms.)
ingredients on pink backdrop including flour, white chocolate, freeze-dried strawberries, sugars, cream cheese, and butter.

Cream the Butter & Cream Cheese Collectively First

Creamed room-temperature butter and sugar is the bottom of many cookie recipes. However earlier than we add the sugar, it’s crucial to correctly cream the cream cheese and butter collectively. The 2 are completely different textures—cream cheese is far softer than butter. My tip is to beat the cream cheese in your mixer till very delicate and easy, with no lumps. Then add the softened butter and beat collectively till mixed. That is your creamy base for these strawberries & cream cookies.

Freeze-Dried Strawberries Success Ideas

  1. The place to purchase freeze-dried strawberries? I discover freeze-dried strawberries in my common grocery retailer within the dried fruit aisle. They’re turning into fairly widespread. Dealer Joe’s, Amazon, and Goal all carry them, as nicely.
  2. Combine them into the dough final. Beat within the white chocolate chunks first, after which add within the strawberry items in your mixer’s lowest pace, simply briefly to include, with out letting the mixer crush the berries an excessive amount of (otherwise you’ll find yourself with pinkish-taupe cookies). Use the items of strawberries, not all of the strawberry mud that’s created while you chop the freeze-dried berries. Save that for making the frosting for a strawberry cake!

Count on a thick and sticky dough. Ensure you take the time to sit back it within the fridge for at the very least 2 hours, in any other case your cookies will unfold into shapeless puddles within the oven. The dough stiffens up fairly properly after 2 hours within the fridge:

white chocolate strawberry cream cheese cookie dough in bowl and shown again in cookie scoop.
strawberry white chocolate cookie dough balls arranged on silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet.

Ideas for Shaping Your Cookies

After chilling, scoop the dough (heaping 1.5 Tablespoons/35g in dimension, I take advantage of this medium cookie scoop) and roll into balls. Really, you wish to type them into tall columns (LOL) to assist guarantee good thick cookies, such as you see me do when making chewy chocolate chip cookies.

These are thick, lumpy-bumpy cookies. Don’t anticipate them to come back out wanting uniform, due to the chunky items of chopped berries and white chocolate, however that’s a part of their attraction! Examine on the cookies about midway by baking and:

  1. In the event that they’re not spreading a lot, take the baking sheet out of the oven and bang it in your counter a pair instances, to provoke the unfold. The longer you chill the dough, the much less the cookies will unfold, so in the event you chill the dough for longer than 2 hours, let it sit at room temperature for about half-hour earlier than forming into cookies and baking.
  2. In case your cookies are over-spreading or wanting actually uneven in form or dimension, use a spoon to softly press in across the edges to reshape, then return the pans to the oven to complete baking.

I additionally wish to press a number of extra white chocolate chunks into the tops of the strawberries & cream cookies after they’re nonetheless heat, nevertheless it’s just for seems to be. And when you’ve got further white chocolate, be at liberty to soften it and drizzle over the cooled cookies.

strawberry and white chocolate cookies on wire cooling rack.
white chocolate strawberries & cream cookies on marble backdrop with fresh strawberry.

Let’s eat!

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white chocolate strawberries & cream cookies on marble backdrop with fresh strawberry.

Strawberries & Cream Cookies


  • Creator:
    Sally

  • Prep Time:
    2 hours, quarter-hour

  • Cook dinner Time:
    13–quarter-hour

  • Whole Time:
    2 hours, 35 minutes

  • Yield:
    28–30 cookies

  • Class:
    Cookies

  • Technique:
    Baking

  • Delicacies:
    American


Description

Utilizing a mix of butter and cream cheese, these strawberry-speckled white chocolate cookies are further delicate and uniquely creamy-tasting. Chill the dough for at the very least 2 hours earlier than baking.



Directions

  1. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt collectively in a medium bowl. Put aside.
  2. In a big bowl utilizing a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium-high pace till fully easy and creamy. Add the butter and beat till mixed, scraping down the edges and up the underside of the bowl as wanted. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium-high pace till easy and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on excessive pace till mixed, about 1 minute. Scrape down the edges and up the underside of the bowl and beat once more as wanted to mix.
  3. Add the dry elements to the moist elements and blend on low pace till mixed. With the mixer operating on low pace, beat within the white chocolate chunks. Add the freeze-dried strawberries and beat on low pace briefly, till simply mixed.
  4. Cowl and chill the dough for at the very least 2 hours within the fridge (and as much as 4 days). If chilling for longer than a number of hours, enable to sit down at room temperature for at the very least half-hour earlier than rolling and baking as a result of the dough might be fairly onerous.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Put aside.
  6. Roll cookie dough, a heaping 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie (I take advantage of this medium-size cookie scoop), and place 3 inches aside on the baking sheets. Bake for 13–quarter-hour or till evenly browned on the edges. The facilities will look very delicate.
  7. Take away from the oven and permit cookies to chill on the baking sheet for five minutes earlier than transferring to a wire rack to chill fully. Whereas the cookies are nonetheless heat, I wish to press a number of extra white chocolate chunks into the tops, only for seems to be.
  8. Cookies keep recent coated at room temperature for as much as 1 week.


Notes

  1. Make Forward & Freezing Directions: You may make the cookie dough and chill it within the fridge for as much as 4 days. Enable to come back to room temperature then proceed with step 5. Baked cookies freeze nicely for as much as 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze nicely for as much as 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an additional minute, no have to thaw. Right here’s learn how to freeze cookie dough.
  2. Particular Instruments (affiliate hyperlinks): Electrical Mixer (Stand Mixer or Handheld) | Baking SheetsSilicone Baking Mats or Parchment SheetsMedium Cookie Scoop
  3. Cornstarch: I like including somewhat cornstarch to some cookie recipes as a result of it helps preserve the cookies further delicate. You may go away it out in the event you don’t have any with no different adjustments to the recipe wanted. (The cookies are nonetheless fairly delicate with out it!)
  4. Cream Cheese: Use half of an 8-ounce block of full-fat cream cheese. Don’t use cream cheese unfold or whipped cream cheese. If utilizing low-fat or fat-free, understand that the feel of the cookies might be completely different. They received’t be as wealthy or chewy and will unfold extra. I like to recommend full-fat.
  5. Freeze-Dried Strawberries: This cookie recipe solely works with freeze dried strawberries (or attempt freeze-dried raspberries or blueberries). Don’t use recent or frozen strawberries. If you wish to use these, attempt these strawberry biscuit cookies as a substitute. I at all times discover freeze-dried strawberries in my common grocery retailer within the aisle with the dried fruit. Goal, Entire Meals, and Dealer Joe’s carry them, too. Or you possibly can purchase them online.
  6. White Chocolate: I sometimes use the Baker’s or Ghirardelli model white chocolate baking bars, which are available 4-ounce (113g) bars, so I chopped up 1 and 1/2 bars for these cookies. Be at liberty to make use of 1 cup white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips as a substitute.
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