These strawberry white chocolate cookies are easy to make and simply delicious. Packed with swirls of strawberry jam and white chocolate chips in every cookie, these are a nice treat to look forward to.
Every bite of these soft and chewy strawberries and cream cookies packs wonderful flavors ranging from the creamy white chocolate chips to the sweet bites of the strawberry preserve.
Serve up a handful of these strawberry cream cookies with a glass of cold milk, and you have yourself a nice comforting treat. Use leftover strawberry jam for some Strawberry Cream Cheese Turnovers or Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- They disappear quickly. These cookies never last long around here, so make sure to keep them stored somewhere when not being eaten, or you may find yours disappearing too.
- They're soft and chewy. While I can enjoy a thick cookie, thin ones deserve attention too. These cookies are chewy and firm around the edges but soft in the middle, making them a perfect bite of greatness.
- Simple ingredients. We use very basic pantry staple ingredients and strawberry jam instead of fresh strawberries, so you can make this recipe even when berries aren't in season!
Leavening agents- Use both baking powder as well as baking soda in these cookies. That will help them puff up and spread as they bake.
Butter- Use butter (salted or unsalted) for added fats and richness in every cookie.
White chocolate chips- I recommend a high-quality brand of white chocolate chips because they'll melt easier and be less likely to burn.
Strawberry jam- Use strawberry jam or strawberry preserves for a sweet berry taste.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
🔪 Instructions for Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix again to combine.
Step 5: Slowly add in the flour mixture, half at a time, while mixing at low speed. Continue until all flour has been added and no flour streaks remain.
Step 6: Stir in the white chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Step 7: Add your strawberry jam in dollops on top of the dough in scattered locations.
Step 8: Lightly swirl the dough around with a wooden spoon to make streaks throughout the dough. Do not overmix.
Step 9: Use a 1.5-2 Tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to scoop out the dough into balls. Place on the baking sheet evenly spaced with at least 2 inches of space between them.
Step 10: Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the top is no longer glossy and the edges look set. The cookies will appear puffy and underbaked.
Step 11: Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. This is when the cookies will decompress and finish cooking so that they are stable enough to move to your rack.
Step 12: Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Here are some helpful tips for making strawberry white chocolate chip cookies from scratch:
These cookies will spread while baking so make sure to give them plenty of space on the baking sheet. I cook them at about 6 cookies per sheet to make sure there's more than enough space for my large pan.
Lining the pan with parchment paper will help to make sure that the cookies won't stick and will help with the clean-up.
Chill the dough
You can keep the dough in the fridge in a bowl while it is waiting to be scooped and cooked. Chilled dough will spread less, and you may find that you like your cookies even more when baked with the colder dough.
How to tell when finished baking
When the cookies are finished baking, they will appear golden and set around the edges, and the tops will no longer be glossy. They will appear underdone but do not overbake. Allow the cookies to rest on the pan for about 5 minutes to finish cooking, and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
💭 Recipe FAQs
These cookies are good for about 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. We can never seem to get them to last more than 2 days around here though (too many hungry hands reaching for another).
Yes, these cookies can be frozen before or after being baked. I recommend freezing the cookies after they have cooled by laying them on a baking sheet until solid and then transferring them to an airtight container.
Frozen cookie dough can be frozen in the same manner (freeze solid, then transfer), but it's helpful to have them already scooped and shaped into portioned dough balls first.
No, you will want to use softened butter, not melted. Melted butter will change the consistency of the dough and make it a lot wetter than it should be, which means the cookies will spread more than they should as well. To offset this, you will have to chill the dough for a long time before baking. Instead, just use room temp butter.
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Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies
- 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour ($0.20)
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda ($0.01)
- ¼ teaspoon Baking powder ($0.01)
- ½ teaspoon Salt ($0.01)
- ½ cup Butter, softened ($0.99)
- 1 cup Granulated sugar ($0.36)
- 1 large Egg ($0.15)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.03)
- 1 cup White chocolate chips ($1.31)
- 5 teaspoons Strawberry jam ($0.50)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix again to combine.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture, half at a time while mixing at low speed. Continue until all flour has been added and no flour streaks remain.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- Add your strawberry jam in dollops on top of the dough in scattered locations.
- Lightly swirl the dough around with a wooden spoon to make streaks throughout the dough. Do not overmix.
- Use a 1.5-2 Tablespoon sized cookie scoop to scoop out the dough into balls. Place on the baking sheet, evenly spaced with at least 2 inches of space between them.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the top is no longer glossy and the edges look set. The cookies will appear puffy and underbaked.
- Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. This is when the cookies will decompress and finish cooking so that they are stable enough to move to your rack.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Prevent cookie spread by providing ample space on the baking sheet, typically 6 cookies per sheet, and using parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Chilling the dough in the fridge reduces spread, potentially resulting in even better cookies.
- Bake cookies until golden, set around the edges, and no longer glossy on top. Avoid overbaking, and let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.
- Keep cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days, although they rarely last that long.
- Freeze cookies, before or after baking, by first solidifying them on a baking sheet and then transferring to an airtight container. For pre-frozen cookie dough, shape it into portioned dough balls before freezing.