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I made these strawberry cream cheese cookies two days ago, and they are AMAZING! They taste like a strawberry cake but in a cookie form! Thanks to the cream cheese and the strawberries, the texture is very soft!

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My husband says these are some of the most delicious cookies I’ve ever made, and he has already eaten quite a few of them!

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Because the cookies are soft, they are best kept refrigerated in an airtight container. Not only will this preserve them longer, it will also keep these soft cookies intact and keep the strawberries taste fresh!

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I’ve baked these cookies using 2 methods, both of which work great, with the difference being the actual shape of the cookies.  Method # 1 results in a nicer-looking, round-shaped cookie with a rounded top.  Method # 2 is just basic drop and bake cookie resulting in a more rough looking cookie. 🙂

Method # 1 involves flattening the cookie dough on the plate and then placing it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes until it’s hardened just enough so that it doesn’t stick to your hands and is easy to handle: it should not be frozen!  Then, using the palms of your hands, roll teaspoonfuls of cold cookie dough in balls and drop them on cookie sheet to bake. This way, your cookies will come out in an almost perfect round shape, with nice rounded tops.   Almost all the photos here are of these kind of nicely shaped cookies.

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Method # 2: This photo below demonstrates what the cookies will look like if you use a method # 2. It does not involve keeping the cookie dough in the freezer: just drop the cookie dough by teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake. The cookies come out delicious and unevenly shaped, with somewhat uneven edges like these:

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Strawberry cream cheese cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Strawberry cream cheese cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (room temperature)
  • 4 ounces butter (1 stick), softened (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced in very small pieces

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (no need to spray it with non-stick spray).
  2. In a large bowl, using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and sugars until light in color. Note that the cream cheese and the butter should be of room temperature, NOT MELTED. Add an egg and vanilla extract, and continue beating until very creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder and combine. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and continue beating just enough to combine.
  4. Using spatula, fold in sliced strawberries (strawberries should be chopped in very small bites). At this point, you can bake the cookies using one of the two methods below:
  5. Method 1
  6. Flatten and spread out the cookie dough (with chopped strawberries already folded in) on a plate and place in the freezer for about 30-40 minutes to harden.
  7. After the cookie dough has hardened (but not frozen) just enough so that it doesn't stick to your hands and is easy to handle, using the palms of your hands, roll cookie dough into cookie balls and drop them on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 14 minutes until cookies brown a little around the edges.
  8. Cool the cookies by removing the parchment paper or aluminum foil (with cookies on it) from the baking sheet onto a wire rack.
  9. Method 2
  10. Using a teaspoon, just drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet, leaving about 1.5 inches between cookies. Bake for about 14 minutes until cookies brown a little around the edges.
  11. Same as in method 1, cool the cookies by removing the parchment paper or aluminum foil (with cookies on it) from the baking sheet onto a wire rack.

Notes

Cookies are best stored refrigerated in an airtight container.

Adapted from About.com Southern Food

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  • Ashley July 12, 2014, 11:52 am

    Strawberries and cream cheese in one cookie?? These sound amazing! Anything strawberries and cream like is soooo my style! 🙂

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy July 12, 2014, 8:06 pm

    Want 🙂

  • Melanie July 12, 2014, 9:23 pm

    I am so loving all of your strawberry recipes lately! The season for locally grown, deliciously-fresh strawberries is short in my part of the world, but on right now and i can’t get enough! Really loving forward to trying these cookies, and those salads too!

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef July 16, 2014, 3:40 pm

    what fun cookies! i really want to try cream cheese in cookies because i’m seeing recipes for it everywhere 🙂

  • Chelsea July 26, 2014, 10:15 am

    I was looking for a quick recipe to use up some cream cheese and tried this one out yesterday. I had fresh blueberries that I used rather than strawberries.

    The cookies were lovely! Not too sweet; fresh tasting. I shared them at work and my coworkers asked “Who brought the mini scones?” – they do sort of have the taste and texture of a scone (at least, mine did – my husband thought they were mini buttermilk biscuits when he first saw them). It would be fun to cut them like mini scones next time!

    Thanks for the recipe

    • Julia August 7, 2014, 3:01 pm

      Chelsey, I bet blueberries would go so well in these cookies! I agree – not too sweet but very fresh tasting. Mini scones is a great description for them as some of these cookies do look a little rough around the edges, and the color is sort of on a pale side, like scones. 🙂

  • Gale July 26, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Can you add mini chocolate chips to this recipe?

  • pam June 21, 2016, 6:56 pm

    Cookies were good but I thought they needed more sugar. I sprinkles some on top.

  • pam June 21, 2016, 7:31 pm

    These cookies were good but I thought they needed more sugar. I sprinkled some on top before I put them in the oven.I was able to remove them without putting parchment paper on rack.I let the set on sheet for a few before I removed them to wire rack.

    • Julia June 29, 2016, 1:38 pm

      Thank you, Pam, for your tips!

  • Maggie June 25, 2016, 10:01 pm

    I coated these in powdered sugar at the end after letting them cool slightly – delicious! They’re like scones in cookie form.

    • Julia June 29, 2016, 1:36 pm

      Great idea – to coat them in sugar. I like your comparison – they do taste and look like scones a bit, though the cookies are much softer.

  • Amy Williams April 17, 2017, 10:45 am

    Tried these cookies last night and they were a hit! It’s only me, my hubby, and son, and they almost ate a whole batch before I finished the next one. I used frozen strawberries though – defrosted them in the microwave, then chopped them up – turned out great still.

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