If you are searching for the best Christmas cookie recipe, look no further than White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies! Traditional buttery shortbread cookies are amazing on their own, but now they get a holiday makeover with delicious mix-ins: dried strawberries and white chocolate! If you are more of a classics fan, then check out these Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Strawberry Shortbread Christmas Cookies
I started my holiday baking season with White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. Then I mentioned that I have set myself the challenge to find THE BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIES FOR SANTA! And I have stuck to my plan!
I think these delicious Strawberry Shortbread Cookies could be the winner! They are decadent, rich and buttery and the pieces of strawberry and white chocolate make them look really festive and fun. Not to mention the taste… they are really over-the-top!!!
Without a doubt Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are sure to be the hit of any holiday party.
Easy Homemade Christmas Cookie Recipes
During the holiday madness it is good to have a few time saving recipes. My favorites are quick and easy recipes for desserts that freeze well so you can store them in the freezer for a few months. When the time comes you will easily fill up your Christmas table.
So far I’ve share a lot of those recipes, but my favorites are Cranberry Pistachio white Chocolate Truffles, Red Velvet Truffles and Homemade Peppermint Patties. These are all incredible fun and festive Christmas desserts.
But somehow for Christmas is always the most popular a cookie buffet. It’s great because everyone got to try lots of different flavors and you have something sweet to send home with your guests.
More Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ideas
Speaking of cookies, they don’t get much easier than slice-and-bake shortbread cookies. I have my favorite go-to shortbread recipe with 4 simple ingredients: butter, sugar, salt and flour.
Using different add-ins I’ve already made so many different cookies all vying for the title of Best Christmas Shortbread Cookie. Surely you know my Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies I made last year. But if you are a not huge fan of fruits, I have a classic combo: Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Chips.
I love all those flavors, but without doubt these White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are my favorite.
What is your favorite holiday cookie?
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe:
Craving for more Christmas Cookie recipes!!!
Make the classic shortbread cookies with red bits of Maraschino Cherry and you will get beautiful Christmas Cookies – Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies.
Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies are easy Christmas cookies that will make a festive addition to your holiday cookie plate.
Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe is delicious and easy to make dessert, snack and traditional Christmas treat.Print
Strawberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
- Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
- Yield: 36 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
If you are searching for the best Christmas cookie recipe, look no further than White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies! Traditional buttery shortbread cookies are amazing on their own, but now they get a holiday makeover with delicious mix-ins: dried strawberries and white chocolate!
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup dried strawberries finely chopped
- 2/3 cup white chocolate chips (or finely chopped white chocolate)
- Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth.
- Turn you mixer on low speed and gradually add flour. Mix until combine.
- Stir in finely chopped dried strawberries and white chocolate.
- Transfer the dough on a piece of parchment paper and roll into 2 inch diameter log, gently press with your hands, wrap tightly in parchment paper and refrigerate the log for 2 hours to firm. If you make ahead, you can store the dough up to four days in a fridge or freeze up to 3 months, but then you must wrap the log with plastic wrap!
- When the log is firm, preheat oven to 325 F, line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Unwrap the log and using serrated knife cut into 1/3 inch thick slices. If the dough crumbles too much leave it at room temperature 5-8 mins then slice.
- If the slices lose their shape press it back together with your fingers and place them onto baking sheet with one inch of space between.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until the edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheets for 5 mins then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
I can only find freeze dried strawberries. Will those work?
Hi Cindy, I’m sorry I haven’t tried it that way, so I can’t tell.
your local health food store or vitamin shop , usually carry a wide assortment of different dried fruits .. i am going to try this with blueberries … good luck .
how many cookies does this recipe yield??
It yield 25 cookies.
Will frozen fresh berries work? These cookies sound so delicious.
I haven’t tried but I think it won’t be good for this recipe.
I think the fresh would add too much moisture you could always use fresh and dehydrate them yourself for fresher and non preservatives or added anything in your fruit if that’s what you want
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how many cookies does this recipe yield?
Hi Silvia,it yield 24
can the confectioner’s sugar be substituted with other sugars such as regular white sugar, brown sugar, or agave syrup?
Hi Conrad, confectioners’ sugar is the best for shortbread cookies, it helps them keep their shape while baking and not spread too much.
Are those fresh strawberries or dried strawberries?
Hi Dawn, it’s dried straawberries.
You can make your own dried strawberries. Just slice fresh strawberries in half horizontally (maybe in three parts for larger ones) and dry them for 3 hours at 200. pull them out and let them cool for 1 hr (this is important!)
Also, you could add a drop/a few drops of red food coloring to the dough if you wanted to make it look pink and festive for Easter or Valentine’s day (or if you just like pink!)
Thanks for the recipe!
Where do i find dried strawberries. THanks
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I’d like to make these without the white chocolate chips. Would you recommend adding more strawberries and/ or increasing the sugar?
Hi Jennifer, you should add more strawberries.If you increase sugar be careful the dough it might become crumbly and you’ll need more butter.
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Great recipe, but I ran into problems cutting the log of dough. Every time the knife hit a chocolate chip, the structure fell apart. I used fresh strawberries and those turned out wonderfully!
I just made these with both Trader Joe’s freeze-dried strawberries and home-dried unsweetened strawberries (which took about 5 hours in my oven!!!). No white chocolate. Both batches are delicious! The freeze-dried strawberries made for a pretty uniform texture. The oven-dried strawberries made for a chewiness in with the short texture of the shortbread. Will definitely make again with whichever type of dried strawberries I have. Thanks for the recipe!
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I made this with cranberries instead of strawberries. Delicious and looks festive on a cookie plate. Making several more batches for a cookie exchange. ?
I would not use the freeze dried. I did, and they came out awful, had to throw them out