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Strawberry cream cheese cookies

Strawberries and cream cheese combined in a cookie. Need I say more? These soft, creamy cookies are fantastic for strawberry lovers! Great Summer recipe. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cookies, strawberry cream cheese cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened (room temperature)
  • 4 ounces butter , softened (room temperature)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar , packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour , sifted
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup strawberries , sliced in very small pieces

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (no need to spray it with non-stick spray).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using spatula, fold in sliced strawberries (strawberries should be chopped in very small bites). At this point, you can bake the strawberry cookies using one of the two methods below:

Method 1

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool the cookies by removing the parchment paper or aluminum foil (with cookies on it) from the baking sheet onto a wire rack.

Method 2

  • 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.
  • Same as in method 1, cool the strawberry cream cheese 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

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg