Cream Cheese Strawberry Cookies
These strawberry cream cheese cookies are sure to become one of your favorite summer dessert recipes!
These Cream Cheese Strawberry Cookies are out of these world. The cream cheese and mascarpone come together beautifully to pair with the sweet strawberries in these satisfying and rich cookies. If you're a fan of strawberry shortcake in the summer time with a big dollop of whipped cream on the top, then these cookies are definitely ones you should try. Just be sure to save some for yourself! These cookies will fly off the plate in no time.
From the Chef: The key to making this dessert simply irresistible lies in the fresh strawberries and in soaking them in sweet fresh juice. This process is called macerating, and it brings out the natural sweetness in the fruit. They add that extra pop of flavor that reminds everyone of summer sunshine.
- Addie Gundry
This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Easy Cookie Recipes:103 Best Recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Creations, Bars, and Holiday Treats Everyone Will Love.
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time15 min
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 5 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
- Sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, soak the strawberries int he orange juice for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In another medium bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups flour, the baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, cream cheese, and mascarpone cheese using a hand mixer on medium-high speed until light and smooth. Add the egg, vanilla, and orange zest.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the cheese mixture until well combined. Stir in the white chocolate.
Sprinkle the strawberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour and gently toss. Gently fold them into the batter.
Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with sugar.
Chill the cookies in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes.
Bake for 14 to 15 minutes.
Cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.