Jul 6, 2023
Many bakers have tried a lot of tricks and techniques to make strawberry cookies work. From using frozen, macerated, strawberry jams, you name it. All for the sake of creating a dough with the perfect balance of flavor and crunchy texture. However, mostly end up with a mushy mess that’s either too soft or overpowering. So what’s a baker to do? Use freeze-dried strawberries! Test one of these recipes of freeze-dried strawberry cookies and see which one will give you the best results.
Don’t underestimate these seemingly demure strawberry cookies. They’re made using simple ingredients and made beautiful with sparkling sugar. The freeze-dried strawberries used here are pulverized into a fine powder. This gives the cookies their delicate pink color and subtle strawberry flavor.
Those who tried the freeze-dried strawberry cookies using this recipe said they loved the presentation and flavor. What’s great is that the recipe allowed the bakers some modifications without losing flavor and texture.
If you prefer crispy shortbread cookies, you can make these longer. You might lose some of the bright strawberry flavors, though. This is because excessive heat can cause freeze-dried food to break down and lose its flavor.
These cookies are good for those who like big, sweet, rich comfort food. The creamy white chocolate chips give that smooth, decadent sweetness. They balance the tartness of the freeze-dried strawberries perfectly that you can’t get enough.
The technique here is to spoon the flour into the measuring cup to get the amount right. Also, chunks of freeze-dried strawberries work better than fine, powdered ones. Use your hand to crumble the fruit to control the size better.
The recipe delivered the chewy delicious goodness as promised. Many say the cookies are easy to make and come out fluffy and fantastic every time. With the strawberries now in season, you might want to bake these all through summer. Yes, this means freeze-drying a lot of them.
Yep, you read it right. These strawberry cookies have cream cheese on them. The buttery, creamy notes compliment the tangy cream cheese and tart strawberries just right. What’s more, these cookies will give you a taste of summer regardless of the season.
The key ingredient here (aside from the freeze-dried strawberries, of course) is the cream cheese. This gives the cookies that moist yet dense texture since you’ll work mostly with dry ingredients.
What goes well with strawberries? Chocolate, of course! What’s better is that this recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free. They’re incredibly easy to make, and you don’t need a stand or hand mixer.
What’s the verdict? Someone said these cookies were the best they’d ever tasted. Another who hasn’t had luck with gluten-free recipes was surprised. The cookies were crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. It’s an easy recipe for them and gives such a satisfying flavor.
Someone tried substituting the sugar with an artificial sweetener, but it became harder than expected. Sugar has a big role to play in this recipe, so using alternatives can greatly affect the texture and flavor.
You won’t believe how red these cookies are! They’re so bright in color you’d just want to grab one and take a bite. The amazing part is that the ingredients are so simple and common.
One baker who tried the recipe said the cookies were perfectly pink and tasty. A reader asked if you could roll this out and cut, and the writer said the dough’s a bit soft. She recommends chilling the dough first and not to roll too thin.
Head’s up, though. The bright red color comes from red food coloring, which is optional. If you want to take this out, your strawberry cookies will come out in a pleasant pale pink color.
Making strawberry cookies has never been easier and more satisfying when using freeze-dried strawberries. They’re easy to work with because you can process them easily to a powder, crumbs, or slices. You have full control over whether you want the strawberry cookies to have a subtle flavor or explode with bold, sweet tartness. You can make them any time of the year, and they certainly make good use of your freeze-dried strawberries.
If there’s one thing in common with these cookies is that they’re all easy to make. The ingredients are easy to find, especially when summer comes. Strawberries are everywhere and many will be putting their freeze dryers to the test.
If you don’t have your freeze dryer yet, you could try out these brands:
Which one of these recipes do you want to try out? Let us know in the comment section.
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