These adorable cookies have a perfect, tender cake texture and are studded with real strawberries. They make the perfect summer or Valentine's Day treat!
1 cup (150 g) all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 drops red food colouring
5 tablespoons (70.9 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (35 g) fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
Preheat oven to 375°F / 190.5°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk egg. Stir in strawberry jam, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and food colouring. Set aside.
Hull and dice strawberries. Set aside.
In a stand mixer* with a paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together on med-high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Pour in the prepared strawberry jam mixture and mix well. Scrape down the bowl as necessary. On low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just completely blended. Gently stir diced strawberries into the batter.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet. This recipe makes 12 cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
* You can make this recipe by hand instead, but it's crucial to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy to achieve the soft cake texture of the cookies.
Keywords: fresh strawberry cookies