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Strawberry & Cream Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit

Gentle-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 yr.

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

Have you ever ever tried my strawberry biscuit cookies? Buttery, tender, and flaky, the cookies come collectively like an precise biscuit dough full of contemporary berries. They’re cute, 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 contemporary strawberries into cookie dough creates a very 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. This can be 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 mushy 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—identical to in these white chocolate strawberry cupcakes
  • Get pleasure from candy strawberries & cream any time of yr!

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

A Few Key Substances You Want

  • Cornstarch: I like including a contact of cornstarch as a result of it helps create a thicker, softer cookie. When 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 mushy 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 can even use white chocolate chips as an alternative, or semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or darkish chocolate chips when you want.
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries: Whereas these begin with a light-as-air dry and crispy texture, the strawberries really 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 totally different textures—cream cheese is far softer than butter. My tip is to beat the cream cheese in your mixer till very mushy 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 changing into fairly widespread. Dealer Joe’s, Amazon, and Goal all carry them, as properly.
  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. Be sure you take the time to relax it within the fridge for no less than 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 measurement, I take advantage of this medium cookie scoop) and roll into balls. Really, you wish to kind 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 return out trying uniform, because of the chunky items of chopped berries and white chocolate, however that’s a part of their allure! Verify on the cookies about midway by means of 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 when 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 trying actually uneven in form or measurement, 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 just a few extra white chocolate chunks into the tops of the strawberries & cream cookies after they’re nonetheless heat, nevertheless it’s just for seems. And when you’ve got additional 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

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  • Prep Time:
    2 hours, quarter-hour

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  • Whole Time:
    2 hours, 35 minutes

  • Yield:
    28–30 cookies

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Utilizing a mixture of butter and cream cheese, these strawberry-speckled white chocolate cookies are additional mushy and uniquely creamy-tasting. Chill the dough for no less than 2 hours earlier than baking.


  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 utterly easy and creamy. Add the butter and beat till mixed, scraping down the perimeters 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 perimeters 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 working 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 no less than 2 hours within the fridge (and as much as 4 days). If chilling for longer than just a few hours, enable to take a seat at room temperature for no less than half-hour earlier than rolling and baking as a result of the dough will probably be fairly laborious.
  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 calmly browned on the perimeters. The facilities will look very mushy.
  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 utterly. Whereas the cookies are nonetheless heat, I wish to press just a few extra white chocolate chunks into the tops, only for seems.
  8. Cookies keep contemporary coated at room temperature for as much as 1 week.


  1. Make Forward & Freezing Directions: You can also make the cookie dough and chill it within the fridge for as much as 4 days. Enable to return to room temperature then proceed with step 5. Baked cookies freeze properly for as much as 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze properly for as much as 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an additional minute, no must thaw. Right here’s the way 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 just a little cornstarch to some cookie recipes as a result of it helps maintain the cookies additional mushy. You may go away it out when you don’t have any with no different modifications to the recipe wanted. (The cookies are nonetheless fairly mushy 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, needless to say the feel of the cookies will probably be totally 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 contemporary or frozen strawberries. If you wish to use these, attempt these strawberry biscuit cookies as an alternative. I all the time 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 may buy them on-line.
  6. White Chocolate: I sometimes use the Baker’s or Ghirardelli model white chocolate baking bars, which are available in 4-ounce (113g) bars, so I chopped up 1 and 1/2 bars for these cookies. Be happy to make use of 1 cup white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips as an alternative.
  7. Make sure to take a look at my prime 5 cookie baking ideas AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking instruments.

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Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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