Monday, 14 May 2012

Strawberries & Cream Cookies Recipe

These scrumptious cookies are packed full of white chocolate and dried strawberry chunks, they are so delicious and definitely a new addition to my cookie rotation.

The dried strawberries are surprisingly easy to find and you should come across them in the dried fruit section of your supermarket.  The strawberries I have used are the chewy, baked kind, as apposed to the freeze dried kind you find in many cereals. They taste gorgeous in the cookies, especially paired with the white chocolate.

I have also used milk powder in the cookie dough as I wanted  to up the creaminess of the cookie and milk powder works a treat.  Again you will definitely find this in all big supermarkets, near the long life milk.  My nearest supermarket stocks 3 different brands of milk powder! I often wonder who on earth is buying it? Apart from me of course.

Milk powder is an amazing ingredient for bakers, just don't what ever you do mix it with water and drink it as per the instructions on the box!

Strawberries & Cream Cookies

375g plain flour
25g milk powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
225g unsalted butter, room temperature
125g brown sugar
125g caster sugar
40ml corn syrup
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g dried (baked) strawberries
125g white chocolate, chopped

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Line 3 cookie sheets with baking parchment and set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, milk powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

In the large bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, cream the butter with the sugars and corn syrup until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Continue to beat the mixture for a further 5 minutes, the mixture will become lighter in colour.  Add the vanilla and mix well.

Add the flour mixture and mix just until fully combined. Stir in the white chocolate chunks and dried strawberries, insuring they are evenly distributed.  Shape the dough into rounds and place on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.



knoodoo said...

Wow they look just...yummy! I definatly will try these out! ...I hope I'll get these strawberries in Germany, I've never seen them here before.

I love to make cookies with chunks of white choc and rasberries, so this is a MUST for me to try!!

Thanks for sharing!

knoodoo said...

...oh and by the way "I" am one of those bying milk powder, as it's great for making your own bath supplies like "milk bath powder". ...although I too do wonder who else buys it. *hehe*

nicsnotebook.com said...

Oooh sound yummy! Def will try these :) x

Kermanig Bakery said...

I am a great foodie of cookie and the one you have shared delicious just want to grab it and have a pie of it.

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Yum i love the combination of strawberry and white chocolate. I'll have to go searching for dried strawberries.

Laura said...

Oh wow these sound amazing!!! You really aren't helping my plan of cutting down on unhealthy food though. If it wasn't 6:30 on a Sunday evening I'd be running to the supermarket for dried strawberries. Don't suppose you know of any cookies that will make me lose weight do you? :)

Laura x