Small batch Strawberry and Cream Cookies



I love my mom. She gave me life and always enhances it with her bright spirit. She often drops off a sack full of snacks for me after a visit, and I feel loved each time.

Recently she dropped off some freeze-dried strawberries. I was taken back to my childhood snacks of strawberry paletas, strawberry ice cream, and strawberry fruit belts. I knew I had to bake something delicious with them to relive my sweet memories. 

During this season of my life, I'm baking a little less than usual. Some days I want something sweet, but I don't want a big mess or a lot of leftovers. A small batch is the way to go during one of those moods.





RECIPE:

Yield: about 7 cookies 
(50g each before baking)

Ingredients:

  • 46g room temperature unsalted butter
  • 57g room temperature cream cheese
  • 98g cane sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 125g all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 34g crushed freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3-4 Tbsp. cane sugar (for rolling cookies)


Instructions:


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F°
  • Pour freeze-dried strawberries in a bowl or bag and roughly crush. You don't want the mixture to be a fine powder. You want to just break the berries into pea-sized pieces. 
  • In a small bowl combine butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Add in one egg yolk and vanilla extract, mix until just incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, cornstarch, baking soda, and crushed freeze-dried strawberries.
  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients in two parts. Mix just until incorporated.
  • evenly split the dough to get about 7-8 cookies (I weigh mine to 50g but you can make them any size or weight you'd like)
  • roll the cookie dough into balls and toss in cane sugar.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly before baking.
  • bake for 10-12 mins or until crackled and golden brown on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!

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