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These Strawberry Cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with juicy pieces of fresh strawberries that make every bite a little bit of heaven.

5 stacked Strawberry Cookies on wooden table top

If you love strawberries as much as I do, you’re going to adore these Fresh Strawberry Cookies.

These cookies are the perfect way to celebrate strawberry season with a sweet treat that’s bursting with real strawberry flavor.

Whether you’re baking for a party, a family gathering, or just because you have a sweet tooth, these cookies are sure to be a hit!

One of my favorite things about this strawberry cookie recipe is how simple it is to make.

With just a few basic ingredients and some fresh strawberries, you can whip up a batch of these delightful cookies in no time.

Plus, they’re a great way to use up any extra strawberries you might have from a recent trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market.

So, let’s get baking these strawberry cookies and enjoy the fresh flavor of summer in every bite!

Some of our other favorite cookie recipes we have on our site include: Reese Cups Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe, Popsicle Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe, and Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe from Scratch.

Strawberry Cookies on a white serving plate

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Real Strawberry Flavor: Using fresh strawberries gives these cookies a deliciously fresh and natural taste.
  2. Soft and Chewy Texture: The combination of brown sugar and butter makes these cookies wonderfully soft and chewy.
  3. Simple Ingredients: With easy-to-find ingredients, this recipe is perfect for any home baker.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • Fresh strawberries
ingredients needed to make Strawberry Cookies

HOW TO MAKE FRESH STRAWBERRY COOKIES FROM SCRATCH:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy with an electric hand mixer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and continue beating until well incorporated.
  4. Then, add the vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt, beating again to mix all the ingredients.
  5. Gradually add the sifted flour until the dough is well combined and smooth.
  6. Fold in the fresh strawberry pieces. Make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This will help the cookies maintain their shape during baking.
how to make the dough for Strawberry Cookies
  1. Form 1.5 tablespoons (I like to use a 1.5 tablespoon scoop for this) of dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  2. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 16 -18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. 
  3. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
how to bake Strawberry Cookies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this strawberry recipe.

Just make sure to thaw and chop them before adding them to the cookie dough.

This ensures that your easy strawberry cookies have the right texture and don’t end up with too much moisture.

These cookies are soft and chewy, thanks to the combination of brown sugar and unsalted butter.

The diced strawberries add a juicy burst of flavor, making these chewy strawberry cookies a delicious way to enjoy a strong strawberry flavor.

a hand picking up Strawberry Cookies from a stack

Yes! These delicious cookies can certainly stand a few changes.

Make sure you save that recipe card below!

  • White chocolate chips: Add some white chocolate chips for a creamy sweetness.
  • Lemon zest: A bit of lemon zest can brighten up the flavor.
  • Chopped nuts: Add chopped pecans or walnuts for a crunchy texture.
  • Freeze-dried strawberries: Mix in some freeze-dried strawberries for an extra burst of strawberry flavor.
  • Coconut flakes: Add shredded coconut for a tropical twist.
  • Oats: Mix in a cup of oats for a heartier cookie.
  • Cream cheese: Swirl in a bit of cream cheese for a cheesecake-like taste.
  • Sprinkles: Top the cookies with colorful sprinkles for a fun look.
  • Strawberry jam: Add a dollop of strawberry jam on top before baking for extra flavor.
  • Chocolate drizzle: Drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cookies for a decadent touch.

Delicious recipes like this one can always be altered a bit.

Let me know in the comments how this goes!

  • Butter: Use margarine or coconut oil instead of butter for a different fat source.
  • Brown sugar: Substitute with white sugar if you prefer a less molasses-like flavor.
  • All-purpose flour: Use whole wheat flour for a healthier option.
  • Fresh strawberries: Replace with freeze-dried strawberries if fresh ones are not available.
  • Egg: Use a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water) for a vegan option.
  • Vanilla extract: Swap with almond extract for a different flavor profile.
a stack of Strawberry Cookies with one of them broken in half on top

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Freezer: Freeze the cookies in a freezer bag for up to three months.

Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use room temperature butter: This helps the butter mix well with the sugar for a smooth dough.
  • Chill the dough: Chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes helps the cookies hold their shape while baking.
  • Do not overbake: Bake until the edges are golden brown to keep the cookies soft and chewy.
  • Cut strawberries small: Dicing the strawberries into small pieces helps them distribute evenly throughout the dough.
  • Measure flour correctly: Use a spoon to scoop the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife to avoid too much flour.
  • Cool completely: Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack to set properly and maintain their texture.
a hand holding up Strawberry Cookies in air to see the interior

These Strawberry Cookies are the perfect way to enjoy the fresh flavor of strawberries all year round.

They’re easy to make, taste delicious, and are sure to be a favorite with everyone who tries them.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake a batch of these delightful cookies. Happy baking!

If you’ve tried these STRAWBERRY COOKIES, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Fresh Strawberry Cookies Recipe From Scratch

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
These Strawberry Cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with juicy pieces of fresh strawberries that make every bite a little bit of heaven.
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy with an electric hand mixer for 2 minutes.
    1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar
  • Add the egg and continue beating until well incorporated.
    1 large egg
  • Then, add the vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt, beating again to mix all the ingredients.
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Gradually add the flour until the dough is well combined and smooth.
    3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Fold in the fresh strawberry pieces. Make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
    1/2 cup small diced fresh strawberries
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This will help the cookies maintain their shape during baking.
  • Form 1.5 tablespoons (I like to use a 1.5 tablespoon scoop for this) of dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 16 -18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Use room temperature butter: This helps the butter mix well with the sugar for a smooth dough.
  • Chill the dough: Chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes helps the cookies hold their shape while baking.
  • Do not overbake: Bake until the edges are golden brown to keep the cookies soft and chewy.
  • Cut strawberries small: Dicing the strawberries into small pieces helps them distribute evenly throughout the dough.
  • Measure flour correctly: Use a spoon to scoop the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife to avoid too much flour.
  • Cool completely: Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack to set properly and maintain their texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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