Here’s a great spring/summer cookie you will bake over and over again!
1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries, drizzled in juice of 1 lemon
2 1/4 cups (281 grams) self rising flour ( I use King Arthur)
1 stick butter (113.5 grams), room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- While oven is heating, drain fresh lemon juice from chopped strawberries. Leave strawberries in strainer to continue to drain as you finish mixing other ingredients.
- Beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy.
- Next, add sugar and beat again until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla, mix until just incorporated.
- Gradually add 2 1/4 cups self rising flour and mix until well combined.
- Add in chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
- Remove the bowl from mixer.
- Sprinkle strawberries with 1 Tbsp reserved self rising flour.
- Gently fold in strawberries by hand using a large mixing spoon. Try to completely fold the strawberries into the batter with as few strokes as possible so strawberries are not crushed…Unless you want a pink cookie instead of a white cookie with fresh strawberries.
- I use two large spoons (one to scoop and one to scrape dough off other spoon) and scoop cookie dough out of bowl and onto cookie sheets, spaced 2 inches apart. This is approximately 2 tablespoons of dough. I, personally, want a big cookie. Feel free to go smaller, but this will change the baking time. This recipe easily makes 32 huge cookies.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes only until edge of bottoms look golden brown. Do not over-bake. You will think the cookie is not done, but….
- Allow cookies to rest on cookie sheet for an additional 3 minutes. Use spatula to remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack to completely cool. Continue baking additional cookies.
- Once cooled completely, store cookies in sealed container in fridge. You will need to separate each layer of cookies with a layer of parchment paper to prevent sticking. These cookies are unbelievably moist and perfectly sweetened, and yet do not fall apart when you stuff them in your pie hole.
- If you do not have self rising flour on hand, you can add 3 1/4 t baking powder to 2 1/4 cups self rising flour and follow the directions as usual.
- Instead of chopping the strawberries, sometimes I only slice them. This gives me bigger chunks of strawberry throughout the cookie.
- You can bake the cookie longer if you desire, it just want be as cake like in texture.
- Category: Cookies
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: strawberry, whit chocolate