My children are always asking me about my ‘favorites’. ‘What’s your favorite day of the week?’, ‘What’s your favorite movie?’, ‘Favorite song?’, and most popular, ‘What’s your favorite fruit?’. My answer is always, ‘Strawberries! I said that already.’ I guess they think one day it will change. I will admit though, it may not always hold that top spot. Strawberries just aren’t as good as they use to be. Now a days, when you buy fruit it may be sweet or it might not be. So inconsistent.
Let me tell you what I love next to strawberries. Strawberry desserts! I was watching an episode of Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network and the challenge was to use freeze dried fruit. One of the contestants was assigned freeze dried strawberries and made some strawberry sugar cookies. The judges were blown away. So, you know I had to try it.
How To Make Strawberry Fruit Powder
The color and flavor of these cookies comes from freeze dried strawberries. I get mine from Thrive Market and this is where I get a lot of my groceries because of the amazing savings compared to my local health food store on products that I already purchase often. You can sign up here!
I am using my Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System to blend the strawberries, but you can also do this in a food processor or any blender that you have.
Start by creaming your butter and sugar. Once light and fluffy, you can add it your strawberry powder. I am using two heaping tablespoons. Feel free to add more!
Next, mix until combined and add your eggs.
Then mix until well combined. Lastly, add your flour mixture.
To Flatten Or Not To Flatten.
So, I wanted to test bake a couple to decide if I wanted to flatten them before baking. They come out much prettier and crackly on the top when you don’t. Totally up of you. If you like a smooth top, you can flatten them once you scoop them.
Strawberry Sugar Cookies are so good and have so much strawberry flavor. I love that I was able to impart flavor and color using freeze dried strawberries.
I cannot wait to try other freeze dried fruit.
What other fruit do you think would be good in this cookie?
Strawberry Sugar Cookies
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 heaping tablespoons of freeze dried strawberries or more
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, About 3 minutes. Add strawberry powder and mix until well combined.
Add eggs and mix for another 2 minutes.
Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to crack on the top.
Allow the cookies to cool for a sec on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack Enjoy!