Learn how to make this Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies made with fresh strawberries and cream cheese! It’s filled with yummy goodness and is the perfect addition to your next summer barbecue.
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I hope you guys enjoy this delicious cookie recipe- it’s soft and chewy and definitely on the sweet side. Let me know in the comments what kind of fruit cookie you want to see next!
Tips on How to Make the Best Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
- Coating the sliced strawberries with flour before adding it to the dough will prevent the sliced strawberries from sinking at the bottom of each cookie
- Why do we need to squeeze lemon juice on the strawberry slices? This prevents the strawberries from discoloration because of the lemon’s acidity
- If you don’t have flat baking sheets or baking pans, you can also use muffin tins in baking. Just make sure you spray it well with baking spray or oil your muffin pans generously
- Place your cookie dough evenly on your baking sheets. This will also give them enough space from each cookie as they bake
How to Make Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
Squeeze lemon juice over the chopped strawberries and set aside:
In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with the strawberries:
Add to the cookie batter and mix until just combined:
Using a cookie scooper, scoop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown:
IMMEDIATELY transfer cookies to a cookie rack and cool completely:
Look how pretty they are! The strawberry slices are visible in each cookie – the step where we coated the strawberry slices with flour helped a lot.
You can even make these cookies prettier by adding a drizzle of chocolate ganache on top or just sprinkle it with sanding sugar and your strawberry shortcake cookies are off to the next level!
The full recipe is below, plus a step-by-step video if you’d like more guidance. Enjoy!
Looking for more strawberry desserts?
- No Bake Strawberry Float
- Strawberry Poke Cake
- White Chocolate Strawberry Pie
- White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
- ¾ cups chopped fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 6 oz white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mat.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the chopped strawberries and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and granulated sugar. Next add egg and mix until well combined then set aside.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well combined.
- Add white chocolate chips and continue mixing.
- In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of flour with the strawberries, then add to the cookie batter and mix until just combined.
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop the cookies onto the cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- IMMEDIATELY transfer cookies to a cookie rack and cool completely.