These easy Strawberry Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy and loaded with strawberry flavor. Add a fun flair for Valentine's Day by adding chocolate drizzles and sprinkles. They are the perfect treat to share with your loved ones!
These soft and chewy sugar cookies are loaded with so much berry flavor. Freeze dried strawberries add real strawberry flavor without the struggle of too much moisture from fresh strawberries.
You can add chocolate drizzles or sprinkles for an extra fun flair, but they taste just as good without any extras! Your family and friends will be delighted when you share these cookies with them.
Why You Will Love These Cookies
These strawberry cookies are ridiculously easy to make. No rolling pin or cookie cutters needed. After the dough comes together, just scoop and bake.
Another great thing about this cookie dough is that you do not have to chill it before baking. Gotta love a recipe that can be baked ASAP.
Taste wise, they have a sweet strawberry flavor that comes from using strawberry powder. The powder will give the strawberry cookie dough a light yet dull pink color. To brighten them up and give them a shimmer, I rolled the cookie balls in red sanding sugar before baking.
The sugar on the outside not only makes them prettier, it adds a delicious "crunch" to the chewy strawberry crinkle cookies.
Main Ingredients Needed
These sugar cookies with strawberries come together easily with a few simple ingredients. Pick up a few extra bags of freeze dried strawberries to have on hand when the sugar cookie craving hits.
- Butter - We prefer to use unsalted butter in our recipes, so we can adjust the taste. If you use salted butter, do not add any additional salt.
- Granulated Sugar - Sweetens the cookie dough.
- Egg - Adds moisture and binds the ingredients together.
- Flour - Most of our recipes all for all purpose flour. Make sure you know how to measure flour correctly, so your recipes turn out right every time.
- Freeze Dried Strawberries - They have all the benefit and flavor of fresh berries, just with all the moisture removed. This keeps them shelf stable, so you can enjoy strawberry goodness any time of year.
- Strawberry Extract - Bumps up the strawberry fruit flavor in the cookies.
- Optional - Use red sanding sugar, chocolate melting wafers, and sprinkles to add a pop of color.
How To Make Strawberry Sugar Cookies
Get ready to enjoy this strawberry cookie recipe in no time at all. The dough is easy to make with a mixer and just one bowl.
- Prep ingredients. Preheat oven. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Make strawberry cookie dough. Beat the softened butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy. Add egg and strawberry extract and mix again. Stir in the dry ingredients and strawberry powder until a soft dough forms.
- Prepare to bake. Use a small cookie scoop to make 18 even balls. Roll each one in red sanding sugar and place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake and cool.
- Decorate for parties. Once the cookies have cooled completely, decorate one side of each cookie with white chocolate and dark chocolate drizzles. Add some fun sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
Counter - Keep the cooled strawberry cookies in an air tight container on the counter for 4-5 days.
Freezer - Freeze the undecorated cookies in a freezer bag or containers for 1-2 months. Thaw completely and bring to room temperature before adding the chocolate and sprinkles.
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat to keep the cookies from sticking. Bonus, less mess to clean later.
- Look for freeze dried fruits by the dried fruits in Target or Trader Joe's.
- Add white chocolate chips to give the cookies a sweet strawberries and cream flavor.
- Want a brighter pink or red cookie dough? Tint the dough using gel food coloring before rolling into balls.
- Rolling the dough balls in colored sanding sugar adds a shimmer and a delicious sugar coating.
- Drizzle or dip the cookies with melted chocolate and add sprinkles to customize them for parties.
No, the dough does not need to be chilled. You can roll and bake the dough as soon as you make it.
No. Real berries will add too much moisture to the sugar cookie dough, and the cookies will not bake right.
To make strawberry powder, you will need to buy bags of freeze dried strawberries at the store. Then crush them in a food processor until you get fine powder.
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