Hi friends. Yes, it's me! My life has been crazy hectic lately. Right now I'm gearing up for midterms and every single one of my professors has decided to throw homework assignments and tests and quizzes and papers all at once. Can I just have a second to breathe, please? This is honestly the semester from hell. Between all of the work, meetings, service learning, and time spent commuting, I haven't found much time to bake lately.
Considering that Valentine's Day is coming up, I've been bursting at the seams, just itching to get back into the kitchen. That's been my personal mission for the week, even if that means baking when I get back home at 8:30 p.m.
I've made these strawberry and white chocolate cookies twice this week. The first time, they all disappeared before I could photograph them to share with you guys! So last night, I decided to bake up another batch just for y'all! :)
I took one of my favorite cookie recipes that includes the addition of instant vanilla pudding for extra vanilla flavor and perfect texture. From there, I added pulverized freeze-dried strawberries into the dough to for a sweet, strawberry flavor throughout. To top them off, I folded in chopped dried strawberries and mini and regular-sized white chocolate chips. Delicious.
Seriously, make these — they're the perfect V-Day inspired treat! If you're doubting me, just know that I ate five of them in one sitting. (No shame!)
Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries, pulverized
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup good quality white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried strawberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients, combine. Fold in dried strawberries and white chocolate chips.
Place medium-sized scoops of dough on the prepared sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.