Guys, it is officially strawberry season! I have been loving the farmer's market lately because that first hint of late Spring/early Summer produce is overwhelming the vendors, and I am pumped! One of my favorite ways to use sweet strawberries this time of year is in a batch of these unbelievably fluffy fresh strawberry cookies. You heard that right - FRESH STRAWBERRY COOKIES. WHAT? Yes.
I have been making these sweet ruby dotted cookies for years and they are always a crowd favorite, especially at BBQs and parties. They are more cake-like than regular cookies due to the addition of cream cheese in the batter. The sweet vanilla flavored dough is studded with white chocolate chunks and fresh strawberries for the ultimate Summer cookie.
I will warn you - these are labors of love. They require a few extra steps (and time!), like refrigerating the dough, in order to ensure you get a fluffy cookie rather than one that is too thin.
Friends of mine over the years have nicknamed these, "Pillows of Summer," because they really are the most delectable and heavenly little pillows of strawberry goodness. Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us, so why not kick off Summer the best way possible with a batch of these fresh strawberry cookies!Print