Strawberries And Cream Cookies

Strawberries And Cream Cookies

These Strawberries And Cream Cookies, infused with dried berries, are tender and light. They’ll essentially melt in your mouth, leaving you with a palate-full of strawberry flavor. Their sweet and creamy flavor profile makes them a nice complement to a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade.

Strawberries And Cream Cookies
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Strawberries And Cream Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (16 tablespoons) butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half an 8-ounce package)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon strawberry flavor , optional; for best strawberry flavor
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' or glazing sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup dried strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease two baking sheets, or line them with parchment paper.
  2. To make the dough: Beat together the butter, cream cheese, salt, baking powder, strawberry flavor, and vanilla extract.
  3. When the mixture is soft, add the sugars, and beat until fluffy.
  4. Mix in the flour, then fold in the dried strawberries.
  5. Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.
  6. Using the lightly-greased bottom of a flat-bottomed drinking glass or measuring cup, flatten each cookie to about 1/4" thick and 1 3/4" to 2" in diameter.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until they're lightly browned on the bottom and edges.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool them on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  9. Yield: about 40 cookies.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted with permission by King Arthur Flour.

Strawberries And Cream Cookies