too sweet for me but whoever tasted them decided they were addictive. Thanks Mariah I don’t think you can make these cookies solely with almond flour, they wouldn’t have enough structure to hold together, but maybe a good gf baking mix like King Arthur or Bob’s Red Mill would work. Unwrap the dough log and slice it into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This is so nice for special occasions…simply flatten fresh flowers between sheets of parchment paper, and then gently press them onto hot cookies, just out of the oven. Yes, you can, but you’d have to chill the log of dough first, and I find that it always gets a little wonky shaped no matter how careful I am. I have quite a few freeze dried fruits in my pantry right now… but not strawberries. Find freeze dried strawberries in the dried fruit section of your market, or find them. NYT Cooking is a subscription service of The New York Times. I love trying out new ingredients and techniques, reinventing the classics, and hunting down the next great flavor. It is a digital cookbook and cooking guide alike, available on all platforms, that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. I made the powder then left the residue in the blender and made your rhubarb butter using the blender. When ready to serve, sprinkle strawberries with a little sugar and let them sit for 15 minutes to release their juices. Great recipe! Yum and thanks! When it is smooth with no crumbly spots remaining, form it into a disk. The frilly edge of sparkling sugar gives a nice crunchy contrast to the buttery shortbread, too. © 2020 The View From Great Island. You know what’s even better? Use readymade powdered strawberries or make your own by blending freeze dried strawberries in a high speed blender until they turn to a fine powder...this happens almost instantly. Beat in egg yolk, salt, vanilla seeds and orange blossom water, if using. My mission? I used. Cookies can be bake up to 4 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. I’m a Newby at baking, so I noticed you had no baking powder in your recipe. That’s because it’s incredibly difficult to incorporate juicy strawberries into a crunchy cookie recipe. That’s right. I had some passion fruit powder and used that, next time I’ll try the strawberry. I don’t think it would have enough flavor, Irene. But you can do it that way. Before I read the comments I tried rolling it in a log instead of cutting them out. This will happen almost instantly. My recipes are never fussy and always exciting ~ there are 1600 and counting on the blog. If you love to eat, you’ve come to the right place because I dish it up fast and fresh here at TVFGI. All Rights Reserved. To get you fired up about good food! Arrange them on the prepared baking sheets and bake until the cookies are golden at the edges, 10 to 15 minutes. A 1.2 ounce bag makes about 3-4 tablespoons of delicious strawberry ‘dust’. What measurements would you suggest? I rim them with a little sparkling sugar for a little pizazz. Freeze dried strawberries are simply strawberries, so there’s none of that artificial flavor we’re used to in commercial products. They were fine but just like you said, a bit misshapen. A few pinches should do it. When was the last time you had a strawberry cookie? Transfer baking sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Its not just for looks, either, it adds an appealing sweet crunch. Using an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or an electric hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. These look great!! It is a success! Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are pretty in pink cookies that might look demure, but they pack an explosive berry flavor. If using a stand mixer, add the flour on low and mix until the dough comes together. Sift in the strawberry powder to avoid lumps. The View from Great Island is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. You just need enough to get the juices flowing. Spoon the strawberries into serving bowls and top with whipped cream. You can use a food processor, too, but the powder won’t be as fine. I don’t know if you can pulverize your dehydrated berries, I guess if they’re dry enough they would turn to powder, it’s worth a try. So far, I’ve tried 3 of your recipes and passed them on to my mom and sister! Could you shape the dough into a tube and roll in the sugar & then slice into rounds? Some chefs like to whack the chilled dough with their rolling pin to loosen it up. The kitchen is my happy place where I play with fabulous ingredients that nourish the body and soul. If you have a spice grinder or coffee grinder that would work, too. This Isn’t Strawberry Shortcake As You Know It. Get recipes, tips and NYT special offers delivered straight to your inbox. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your cookies. Scrape the dough onto a 12-inch-long piece of plastic wrap and form it into a log, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Then wrap it up and chill until it’s thoroughly cold, at least 3 hours (and up to 5 days). You’ll need to let the dough rest and warm up a little bit before rolling, that’s normal Michael. My dough is chilling now. Preheat oven to 200°F or use a dehydrator. Not sure what you’re asking Lesa, but you could use royal icing on these cookies, and they don’t spread at all. you might be wondering if you could do the same thing with these cookies and the answer is yes! Read all the details in my how to make pansy topped shortbread post. How would strawberry Quik work in these cookies? And if you use cultured butter, the cookies will be even richer. Right up until my first bite I wasn’t sure this one was going to work. I just came across your recipe. Ryan Liebe for The New York Times. Transfer baking sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Make sure your strawberry powder is well incorporated and the mixture is streak free. Privacy Policy. If so, would I need to change the sugar levels as matcha tends to not be sweet at all. Then I couldn’t roll the dough out. My grandkids will LOVE these and, as commented earlier, SUPER perfect for baby showers! I grow tons of strawberries and have a dehydrator – do you think dehydrated berries would pack as much punch as freeze dried berries? Do you think you could use freeze dried blueberries for a boy baby shower? Like you say, more flavor and less liquid. Beat in flour until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. I like to refrigerate the cut cookies for 15-20 minutes before baking. If using an oven, place strawberry slices very close on a silicone cookie sheet or parchment paper. Cool on the pan for about 15 minutes, until the cookies are firm enough to handle, and then lightly brush the edges with egg white, and roll in sparkling sugar. BTW – your strawberry buttermilk cake is my most favorite cake in the world! Definitely will have to get some to try these beautiful cookies. I used a rolling pin and parchment paper to pulverize my dehydrated strawberries, then put them through the strainer. Let dry before eating. I usually make my shortbread by just pressing the dough into an even layer in a pan. Probably never, right? Cream well. 1 1/2 hours, plus 2 to 3 hours for the optional stock. Could I use matcha green tea powder instead of strawberry powder? Opt out or, cup/225 grams unsalted butter (2 sticks), preferably cultured (European-style), at room temperature, vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeded with the tip of a knife, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, teaspoon orange blossom water or grated orange zest (optional), This Isn’t Strawberry Shortcake As You Know It. … Will the cookies come out right using a regular blender? Great cookies, thank you! Start with freeze dried strawberries. Frankly I don’t think these cookies need any embellishment other than the sprinkle of sugar. I am wanting to make cookies and use the royal icing on them. Your blender should be able to pulverize the freeze dried strawberries into a fine powder. Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Can’t wait to try other fruit powders in this recipe. I use a pasteruized egg. Arrange them on the prepared baking sheets and bake until the cookies are golden at the edges, 10 to 15 minutes. This might be the ultimate strawberry cookie! Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons granulated … If using a dehydrator, set on high or follow manufacturer’s directions. In this summery dessert, golden-edged cookies are paired with syrupy strawberries and fluffy whipped cream for a result that’s a bit like strawberry shortcake, but crunchier and a lot more buttery. Great idea, or use other freeze dried fruit. (You can also buy strawberry powder ready made, if you prefer.). Home » Dessert » Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Don't let them get browned. Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are pretty in pink cookies that might look demure, but they pack an explosive berry flavor.