I love taking a day with my boys and heading out to go strawberry picking. We can usually get quite a few picked and they end up snagging a few fresh berries right off of the vine as a snack. Fresh strawberries are delicious and have a ton of health benefits. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Strawberries are just as healthy as they are tasty! While they're great as a raw snack right out of the fridge, I love adding my freshly picked strawberries to my favorite cookies recipe. I tried this out for the first time a few years ago and they were instantly a hit in my household.
The first batch of these cookies disappeared in less than 24-hours. Two days later, after going back to work from a 4-day weekend, I decided it was time to make them again before the the last of our fresh picked berries went bad. My dad was here this time, and he even got to be a taste tester.
Were fresh strawberries used to make Strawberry cookies?
Yes, I do not recommend frozen for the following recipes due to frozen berries will not provide the correct consistency.
How to make Strawberry Cookies from Scratch:
It was pretty easy. I used my standard Sugar Cookie mix recipe that has been passed down to me from my mother. I added 1-½ cups of fresh strawberries. Blended well and then staring, placing them on the pan for baking.
Please see the recipe further down with more directions.
- 2 ¾ c Flour
- 1 ½ c White Sugar
- 1 c Softened Butter (2 butter sticks)
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 ¼- 1 ½ c Strawberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together egg, vanilla, and butter. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
- Add in the strawberries, but prevent from over mixing them in.
- Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
How to make Strawberry Cookies with Cake Mix:
You’ll need the following: Cake mix (Vanilla cake mix (18.25oz) is the best!), two eggs (size large), and ½ cup of oil (I used vegetable oil). Then 1 ½ cups of sliced strawberries.
Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth before adding in the strawberries. Then mix in until evenly incorporated.
Using a spoon scoop portions of the dough onto prepared cookie sheets two inches apart.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges for the cookies.
Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for approximately 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
What type of flour is best?
I have made them with either bleached white flour or whole wheat flour. Both taste good!
Please pin this recipe for later baking. I sincerely hope you enjoy these cookies because they are now an absolute favorite within our home.