Who loves chocolate-covered strawberries? Everyone, right. And who loves cookies? Also everyone. So... how about combining the two into an amazingly delicious concoction? Yes, absolutely. Let's do this!
These cookies are deeeeelicious. They have a sugar cookie base that is soft and chewy and studded with chunks of fresh strawberries, and then it's topped by a dark chocolate drizzle. Drool! The cookie dough itself was to die for... I probably shouldn't have eaten as much of it as I did, but I seriously could not stop. Oops. I loved this recipe because it's a little different than usual. I haven't seen many recipes that combine chocolate and fruit, especially not cookie recipes. Somehow, this just works. It doesn't taste much like an actual chocolate covered strawberry, but it is by all means scrumptious!
These cookies are easy and crowd-pleasers. You are really just doing yourself a favor by making these. So so yummy! Make them and let me know how you liked them. Enjoy! 🙂
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cookies
Adapted from Lauren's Latest
Yields: about 3 dozen cookies
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup fresh chopped strawberries
for the topping: melted dark chocolate, milk (if needed)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, and mix til incorporated. Add in all the dry ingredients, mix together, then gently fold in the chopped strawberries and any juice. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes... I did over an hour and it was still pretty soft!
Preheat the oven to 350F, and line two cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment. Scoop out tablespoonfuls of dough, making 12 per pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden and slightly firm. Let cool for a few minutes on the pan. Meanwhile, melt some dark chocolate in the microwave, and transfer to a ziploc baggie. Snip the corner, and drizzle the cookies! If you wish, you can now transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to finish.