Recipe | Chewy Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Strawberry Cookies
Does your grocery store put out samples? The ones I go to do and, really, it’s pretty ingenious on their part because I always end up buying things I wouldn’t have otherwise. I am just that impressionable. And this is how I ended up getting dried strawberries. I tried them and they were so yummy and chewy and strawberry-y that I had to get them. Even though they were $7 and look like rabbit poop.

Dried Strawberries
I usually don’t buy a lot of dried fruit because, although it’s healthy, it’s pretty dense when it comes to calories. A serving size is usually a quarter cup, which is meager. Meager! So what do I do with dried fruit? I bake with it. I really wouldn’t have bought these super expensive rabbit-poop looking dried strawberries if I hadn’t had the idea to use them in cookies. And not just any cookies–chewy chocolate strawberry cookies! (Yes, if you read my blog regularly, you might recognize most of this recipe from my Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies–hush! It’s not plagiarism if you’re stealing from yourself!)

With the chocolate chips and strawberries, these are kind of reminiscent of chocolate covered strawberries. If you can’t find chewy dried strawberries at your local supermarket, other dried fruits would work well too–I’d try apricots, cherries, or even cranberries.

Chewy Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Chewy Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

Chewy chocolate cookies are good, but chewy chocolate cookies with bits of strawberries in them? Even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chewy dried strawberries, chopped
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and whisk until combined and any lumps are broken up. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together using a mixer on high speed. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined. Set mixer to low speed and slowly add flour mixture. Beat until just combined and fold in chocolate chips and strawberries.
  3. Drop tablespoons of batter two inches apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until set. (Don't overbake or the cookies won't be chewy!) Cook on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then finish cooling on wire racks.
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Kiersten Frase

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Comments

  1. says

    I would have never guessed that those were dried strawberries!! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen those before. The cookies look fantastic. You just can’t beat the chocolate and strawberry flavor combination, can you?

  2. says

    I’m glad you put those dried strawberries in a decadent chocolate cookie because they sure aren’t much to look at sitting there on their own haha! I love anything that is strawberry/raspberry/cranberry and chocolate–the acidity and sweetness is an addicting combination. These look delicious!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I always get so mad at Trader Joe’s because I’ll get hooked on something they sell and then they cruelly take it away. They had this awesome frozen Asian mushroom mix (I know, frozen mushrooms! but they were good, I swear!) and I still feel embittered that they stopped carrying them a few years back.

  3. says

    I would never have thought to use dried strawberries in a cookie but these look (and sound!) amazing! I’m bookmarking this recipe to try soon.

  4. says

    Don’t get me started on the samples…. this weekend, my husband (after his 5th sample of the same thing) asked me what a socially acceptable amount of samples to take was…. He just looses all self control around samples!

    I too love dried fruit – and love the idea of putting it in cookies!!

  5. says

    The only dried strawberries I’ve had are the baby food variety and they weren’t bad so I’m sure these are infinitely better. What a great recipe for Valentine’s Day and a new spin on chocolate covered strawberries!

  6. says

    Haha, rabbit poop.
    But I love cookies, and these look yummy.
    Finally went grocery shopping bought a French Apple Tart from Whole Foods. ( note, I only buy a few items at the money eater.)
    It was good, but I like chocolate much better.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Oh, I love the French Apple Tart they sell! But I’m a huge fan of apples. :) Usually we only buy the things we can’t get anywhere else at Whole Foods and do the rest of our shopping elsewhere. Although they do have good sales, especially when you combine them with coupons!

  7. says

    I just got some ciron tea that I sampled at the asian market. I’m the same way with sample stuff (one of the many, many reasons I love Trader Joe’s… samples!) and I like that you can try something new without it being such a shot in the dark.

    I have to look for dried strawberries now, because I so want to make these.

  8. Kelsey says

    how do you think this would work with frozen strawberries (defrosted, obviously) if i don’t have dried? Thanks!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t say for sure. Frozen strawberries do tend to be very wet, so I think I’d thaw them out in a strainer in order to drain off as much moisture as possible before adding them to the cookie dough. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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