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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

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strawberry cookies on parchment paper

Nothing screams summer more than these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies!

These cookies are super fun and easy to make (especially if you’ve made some of my cookie recipes before like these Cookies n Cream cookies or Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies you’ll have no problem with this recipe!).

Strawberry shortcake cookies are a Spring and Summer must-make dessert but really can be enjoyed year round because my recipe uses freeze-dried strawberries and not fresh.

cookies stacked on top of each other

Freeze dried strawberries are great to have stashed in your pantry and bake deliciously into your favorite baked goods like pancakes, scones, muffins or you can top them on yogurt or oatmeal too.

They plump up a little when they bake into the cookies and have a surprisingly yummy chewy texture. But if that’s not your thing you can easily grind them into a fine powder in a food processor and then add them into the cookies.

You’ll love these cookies because…

  • They are full of strawberry flavor
  • They are cake-y and soft
  • They are HUGE
  • They are loaded with white chocolate chips, chunks of Golden Oreos AND freeze dried strawberries.
  • They bake beautifully and are freezer friendly
  • ….you’ll love them because they’re cookies, need I say more?! ?

Ingredient Notes

These cookies have your usual cookie ingredients like butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour and eggs. There are a few ingredients I add that set these apart:

strawberry cookie ingredients in small glass bowls

You can scroll down to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients and measurements.

  • Cake Flour: (spooned and leveled): If you know me and my cookies, you know I love adding cake flour with all-purpose flour to make the perfect cookie!
  • Strawberry Emulsion: Instead of using fresh strawberries, using this emulsion helps to add a robust punch of strawberry flavor. I like to use it in place of strawberry extract for a stronger strawberry taste.
  • Golden Oreos: You’ll be obsessed with the flavor these add to the cookies!
  • Freeze dried strawberries: Freeze drying removes water but retains nutrients in the strawberries.
  • White Chocolate Chips: I love using the Ghirardelli white chocolate. The morsels are always velvety smooth!
  • Corn Starch: key ingredient to making thick, big cookies.
strawberry cookie dough in a glass mixing bowl

Step by Step Directions:

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe instructions.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl: All-Purpose flour, cake flour, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars.
  4. Then add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract
  5. Gradually add in dry ingredients.
  6. Add in the chopped Oreo pieces, strawberries, white chocolate chips and strawberry emulsion.
  7. Portion the cookie dough into 6 large cookies. Flatten each dough ball just a little.
  8. Bake and then let rest on the cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
step by step photos of making cookies

Expert Tips

  • Let the cookies rest: If your cookies are turning out too gooey, let them rest longer. I recommend at least 15 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. They are even better if you let them sit and enjoy the next day. Your cookies aren’t ruined, just let them rest!
  • Use a mix of both All-Purpose flour and cake flour: I’ve tested without cake flour and the cookie is just a little more dense. It’s still delicious, but I just love the cake-y center when using a combination of both flours.
  • Spoon and Level: Make sure to spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife instead of scooping the flour with your measuring cup.
  • Flatten the cookies just a little, not a lot: Don’t flatten out these cookies too much before you place them into the oven so your cookies stay be nice and thick! I keep mine looking like a big baseball!
strawberry cookies on parchment paper

FAQ

Can I use fresh or frozen strawberries?

I have not tested this recipe with fresh or frozen strawberries. I would imagine it changing the texture quite a bit.

Can I freeze the cookies?

– Yes, these strawberry shortcake cookies freeze beautifully! Freeze them once they have cooled in a Ziplock baggie, Stasher bag, or freezer friendly container.
– They will freeze for up to 3 months.
– To thaw, I like to leave them out on the counter for 30-60 minutes. Or to speed things up you can pop them in the microwave for ~30 seconds

Can I make them gluten free?

To make them gluten free: Replace both the All-Purpose flour and Cake flour with: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour .

Can I use a hand mixer if I don’t own a stand mixer?

Yes! Mixture may seem crumbly, keep mixing.

How do I prep my baking sheet?

I use the gold baking sheets from Williams Sonoma and I don’t need to use anything on them, I place my cookies straight on the pan! However, parchment paper or Silicon baking mats are very common and work well.

Which kind of Oreo is your favorite?

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4.73 from 140 reviews

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 36 minutes
Servings: 6 large cookies
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are filled with strawberry flavor thanks to the freeze dried strawberries and strawberry emulsion! These cookies are huge, have a soft, cake-y center and are perfect for Spring and Summer!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cake flour
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold, cubed (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (dark or light)
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk (no white)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 15 Golden Oreos, roughly chopped
  • 1.2 oz. freeze dried strawberries (34 grams)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. strawberry emulsion

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl: All-Purpose flour, cake flour, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour, 3/4 cup Cake flour, 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the cold butter with the white sugar and brown sugar. Cream for up to 4 minutes until light and fluffy.
    8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold, cubed (1/2 cup), 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (dark or light), 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • Then add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
    1 large egg, 1 large egg yolk (no white), 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients and then add in the chopped Golden Oreo cookies, freeze dried strawberries, white chocolate chips and strawberry emulsion. Mix just until combined.
    15 Golden Oreos, roughly chopped, 1.2 oz. freeze dried strawberries (34 grams), 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, 2 tsp. strawberry emulsion
  • Shape dough into 6 large cookies and place on a cookie sheet. You can use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper if you prefer.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 15 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy!!

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Notes

  • Make smaller 2-3 oz. cookies if you prefer, adjust baking time as needed.
  • I crush the Oreos by placing in a baggie and use my fists to break into chunks. Easy peasy!
  • Freeze cookies in freezer safe baggie for up to 3 months.
  • Homemade cake flour: to make homemade cake flour, you’ll need 14 Tbsp. All-purpose flour and 2 Tbsp. corn starch. Mix these together and sift them twice to get them fully mixed and aerated. This will make ~1 cup flour. You only need 3/4 cup for this recipe.

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Mylene

Hi. I wanted to know if you can use the same cookie base recipe and make a raspberry white chocolate cookies

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Robyn

I read you can freeze the cookies, but can you freeze the dough and make them the next day or in the future?
How do you suggest freezing cookies / dough?

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Jill

Will it really detract from the flavor that much if I do not use emulsion or extract?

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Jill

Yeah, they still turned out yummy without, but would have loved a bit more strawberry flavor! Will have to order some emulsion 😁

Monica

What would happen if I left out the chopped Oreos? I don’t really like adding cookies to cookies.

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Brittany

Since this has freeze dried strawberries does it need to be refrigerated? Would these be ok for shipping?

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Brittany

Thank you!

Tracey

My first time baking these and they turned out delicious with no adjustments needed for high altitude (that’s always a thrill for me). Thick, gooey and bursting with flavor.

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Shelby

Can this recipe be used as a base recipe if I leave out the strawberry ingredients and swap for other ingredients for other types of chunky cookies? I want one base recipe I can just add all my extra ingredients to depending on the type of cookie I want, like matcha.

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melinda

These cookies are YUMMY!!! Will be making them again!!

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melinda

Cold butter? Is that correct…so it’s not smooth…has lumps of butter in batter?

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Nicole

This recipe was amazing! I made it exactly as is but did stuff it with a cream cheese icing and everyone loved them. My oven cooks a little warm so I only put them on for 8 minutes. Will definitely make these again!

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