Strawberry Cookies – Sugar Spun Run

These vibrant strawberry cookies get their taste from actual strawberries–no cake combine or extract wanted. My recipe is fast and requires NO chilling! Recipe features a how-to video!

Hot pink cookies made with freeze dried strawberries on a white plate.

Strawberry Cookies With Actual Strawberries

These tremendous mushy strawberry cookies are loaded with unbelievable, contemporary taste, due to freeze-dried strawberries. That’s proper, these fairly pink cookies comprise no synthetic flavors, boxed strawberry cake combine, or gelatin! As an alternative, they depend on completely ripe, REAL strawberries that incorporate fantastically into the dough.

When testing this recipe, I did make just a few makes an attempt to make use of contemporary strawberries as a substitute of freeze dried, however all had been unsuccessful, or at the least they weren’t nearly as good as I knew they might be. Utilizing contemporary berries launched plenty of extra moisture into the dough (even after I cooked the berries down on the stovetop), making the cookies cakey (in the event you’ve made my pumpkin cookies, you know the way I really feel about cakey cookies) and truthfully simply missing in strawberry taste.

Round pink cookies made with freeze dried strawberries on a white countertop.

So I selected to make use of freeze-dried berries for the brightest (and most constant) strawberry taste, very similar to in my strawberry frosting!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • NO chilling required!
  • No synthetic flavors (and the choice to skip the meals coloring too).
  • Solely 8 elements!
  • Lower than half an hour to make.
  • Makes use of REAL strawberries (they’re freeze-dried, however they’re nonetheless actual!)!

What You Want

Apart from the berries, you’ll want just a few different primary elements, all of which needs to be in your pantry already.

Overhead view of ingredients including freeze dried strawberries, butter, egg, and more.
  • Freeze-dried strawberries. These are actual strawberries which were sliced and dehydrated. No further elements needs to be added to them. They’re gentle, crisp, and tremendous flavorful! We’ll course of these right into a high-quality powder utilizing a meals processor earlier than including them to our strawberry cookies. Can’t discover them in your native grocery retailer? Amazon sells them too!
  • Flour. Be sure to know methods to measure flour correctly; including an excessive amount of flour to the dough may cause dry cookies that don’t unfold a lot.
  • Butter. Use unsalted butter since we’re including salt ourselves. Ensure your butter is softened, however don’t let it get too melty, or your cookies will unfold an excessive amount of. If all you could have readily available is salted butter, you possibly can cut back the salt within the recipe to ¼ teaspoon–I speak about this conversion in my salted vs. unsalted butter submit!
  • Sugar. We’ll add granulated sugar to the dough itself after which use a bit extra for rolling the strawberry cookies earlier than they bake.
  • Meals coloring. That is elective, however it does give the cookies a reasonably pink coloration. I like to recommend utilizing gel meals coloring for the perfect outcomes.

SAM’S TIP: Watch out to not over-bake your cookies! This may make them dry and vastly have an effect on their style. These cookies lose a lot of their strawberry taste if overcooked.

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the elements I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

Learn how to Make Strawberry Cookies

Collage of four photos showing freeze dried strawberries being pulverized and added to cookie dough.
  1. Pulverize the freeze dried strawberries into high-quality powder utilizing a meals processor. Put aside one tablespoon for rolling later.
  2. Beat collectively the butter and sugar with an electrical mixer on medium excessive velocity till creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir within the strawberry powder (not the reserved tablespoon) till mixed, then stir within the meals coloring, if utilizing.
  4. Add the egg and stir till mixed.
Collage of four photos showing pink cookie dough being scooped and rolled before baking.
  1. Whisk collectively the dry elements in a separate bowl, then steadily add them into the strawberry combination in three elements.
  2. Make the rolling combination – Whisk collectively the reserved strawberry powder and ¼ cup granulated sugar. Roll 1½ tablespoon sized dough balls by means of the sugar combination.
  3. Place the dough balls 2″ aside on a parchment lined sheet and bake for 11 minutes at 350F.
  4. Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes on their sheet earlier than transferring to a cooling rack to chill fully.

SAM’S TIP: Ensure to let your baking sheet cool fully between batches. Including the cookie dough to a sizzling (and even heat) sheet might lead to runny, messy strawberry cookies.

Two strawberry cookies stacked on top of each other with the top cookie missing a bite.

Steadily Requested Questions

Do I’ve to make use of meals coloring?

Completely not! Meals coloring is useful for a real pink coloration (or a sizzling pink coloration, like I clearly opted for), and your strawberry cookies will merely be a lot prettier this manner. When you don’t care concerning the coloration, you possibly can skip the meals coloring, however simply know the cookies shall be a extra pure, brownish coloration in the event you do. I present an instance of an un-dyed cookie within the video (and un-dyed is often how I feed them to my children!).

Can I take advantage of a distinct kind of berry?

I haven’t tried this myself, however I believe that some other freeze dried berry would work simply high-quality right here.

When you do this recipe with one other kind of freeze dried fruit, please let me know the way it works for you within the feedback!

Can I make the dough upfront?

Sure! You can also make this dough as much as 5 days upfront. When you’d prefer to freeze the dough, comply with the directions for rolled cookies in my methods to freeze cookie dough submit.

Overhead view of hot pink strawberry cookies on a white marble countertop.

Love fruity cookies? Attempt my lemon cookies subsequent!

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! When you do this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can too discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Overhead view of hot pink strawberry cookies on a white marble countertop.

Strawberry Cookies

These vibrant strawberry cookies get their taste from actual strawberries–no cake combine or synthetic flavors wanted. My recipe is fast and requires NO chilling! Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: cookie, Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 11 minutes

Complete Time: 26 minutes

Servings: 22 cookies

Energy: 261kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

  • Place freeze-dried strawberries in a meals processor and pulse repeatedly till they’re floor to a high-quality mud. Measure out 1 Tablespoon of high-quality powder and place in a small dish (for rolling the cookies).

    2 ½ cups (45 g) freeze-dried strawberries

  • Mix butter and granulated sugar in massive bowl and use an electrical mixer to beat till well-creamed (about 2 minutes on md-high velocity).

    1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar

  • Add strawberry powder (minus the Tablespoon which you’ll reserve for later) and stir on low-speed till mixed.

  • If desired, add pink meals coloring till desired coloration is achieved.

    Pink meals coloring

  • Stir in egg till mixed.

    1 massive egg

  • In a separate dish, whisk collectively flour, salt, and baking soda. With mixer on low-speed, steadily add to the strawberry combination in 3 elements, stirring till fully mixed.

    1 ¾ cups (215 g) all-purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • Take your reserved strawberry powder from earlier and add ¼ cup (50 g) of granulated sugar. Whisk till well-combined.

    ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar

  • Scoop dough by stage 1 ½ Tablespoon and roll between your palms to make a clean ball. Roll by means of the strawberry/sugar combination till fully coated and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing at the least 2” aside.

  • Bake in heart rack of 350F (175C) oven for 11 minutes. Enable cookies to chill on baking sheet for a number of minutes earlier than utilizing a spatula to fastidiously switch to a cooling rack to chill fully earlier than having fun with.


Freeze-dried strawberries

These are normally offered within the grocery retailer within the dried fruit and nut part. I place these in a meals processor and pulverize till they’re a high-quality mud.


Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 5 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Energy: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 9g | Saturated Fats: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Trans Fats: 0.3g | Ldl cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 329mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 6mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and needs to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will fluctuate primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.