i’ve finally done it. i’ve been quietly scheming, for months now… maybe even half a year… how could i put strawberries in a cookie? they’ll break down and make my cookie soggy in a matter of hours. i knew it could be done, just didn’t know how… until i spotted a bag of freeze dried strawberries at trader joe’s. nothing added, no yucky mystery ingredients. just freeze dried strawberry. i love strawberries. love love strawberries. i wanted a cookie that would highlight the taste of the strawberry, and i didn’t want it to be too sugary sweet. -ok, a little sugary sweet. i have a really great recipe for a delicate tasting almond cookie, and knew this would perfect. i used a little more syrup to to moisten the batter a little than in the original recipe. i knew the strawberries would suck up a good amount of the moisture. they were great! this was a really successful experiment, and i will definitely make them again. they were a really light cookie, and the strawberries presented themselves as slightly tart and chewy, but not leathery. it was really tough to get a good picture of the beautiful chunks of strawberry, so sorry for the poor photography!
if you like a sweeter cookie, i think these would be great if you gave them a roll in some sugar before baking.
yes, you probably could sweeten them with strawberry jam instead of syrup, but i think they would end up really soft and probably would suffer a pretty short lifespan, maybe a day or 2. you could try it and let me know!