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!


Fruit, Sweets


  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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