Strawberry Sugar Cookies

Last year for Easter I made Ava some adorable Chocolate Animal Crackers.  These are a tasty treat and a great way to limit the sugar overload hiding in the Easter Eggs.  I had a discussion with the Easter Bunny and this year Ava’s Easter Eggs will be filled with Annie’s Bunnies Whole Wheat Organic Crackers, a couple pieces of chocolate and a few quarters to go in her new piggy bank.

After my chat with the Easter Bunny something came over me……and a few hours later we were eating cookies!  The real deal, butter, sugar, flour – cookies!!  This recipe is not healthy but baking cookies with your wee tot and making a mess in the kitchen is SO happy.  And in my world, happy is healthy; therefore, I declare this a healthy activity!

Strawberry Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened (YIKES!!!!)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (Yikes again!!!)
  • 4 Tbsp. Strawberry Puree
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3 cups Flour
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.  Add the strawberries, vanilla and egg.  Mix until combined.  Add the flour and baking powder and mix until a dough is formed.  Transfer to a glass container and allow to chill in the fridge for about an hour.  Chilling the dough makes it easier to roll.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out a small amount of dough on a floured surface, cut with cookie cutters and transfer to a cookie sheet.  Bake for 7 – 10 minutes.  

Creaming the butter and sugar together is an important step.  You want the butter and sugar to be a smooth mixture.

Simply puree a few strawberries in a food processor or blender.   Cut the cookies and bake.  Make sure to cool on a cooling rack.

My original idea was to use a strawberry puree to make the cookies a nice pink color. Well, that didn’t really work, but they are super tasty and they do have a hint of pink color and little speckles of strawberry throughout.  Ava and I think they are delicious!  And she is so proud of the cookies she decorated!

Ava’s masterpiece!

Happy Easter!

Whitney

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4 comments


  1. Oh my goodness! Ava is adorable!! How could you deny these cookies when they make that little face so happy! This is a great idea to add strawberries to sugar cookies, they go together perfectly! I’m a fan of Annie’s cookies too but I think I’d enjoy these more :)

  2. I love the idea of adding a berry flavor in these sugar cookies.

  3. Looks amazing that baby doll! I like the strawberry sugar cookies making idea and planning to make such cookies today. Thanks

  4. Ty Stacey-Holmes

    I just tasted my first cookie – yummy! I upped the strawberry puree to 5 tbls. + 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Fantastic.

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