Our Strawberry Mint Cookies combines all the wonderful flavors of our summer garden into one delicious cookie. They're soft & rich and packed full of fresh, juicy strawberries with just a hint of mint. Believe me, you won't be able to stop eating them.
Woohoo! It's time for another Creative Cookie Exchange. I love baking cookies, in fact, I think they are one of my most favorite things to make. So when Laura announced the theme for the month, Herbs in Cookies, I was hard put to decide what type of cookie to bake.
Now, I am not a person that likes to bake savory cookies because I love my cookies to be sweeeet, so this was a definite challenge for me. And you know what? I surprised myself with how much I liked these cookies. Maybe it's because I thought of the idea of combining strawberries and mint because of a drink I like, the Strawberry Mint Martini, so if it's good enough for my favorite cocktail, it must be good enough for a cookie. Are you with me?
It's an easy cookie to whip up. Just a few ingredients, most of what you would have in your kitchen anyway, along with fresh fruit and herbs of the season. Unfortunately, living in Florida, our herb season runs from October through April, so herbs from the grocery store it would have to be.
You don't even need a mixer to make these cookies, just a little stirring and voila - look at how fresh and pretty they look even before they're baked!
Once baked, sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar and, if you can stand it, wait for them to cool. They come out soft and buttery with all the flavor of the strawberries and mint shining through. They only last a few days since the strawberries are fresh but, don't worry, they won't last that long anyway.
When you get done drooling over these cookies, check out all the other intriguing combinations from my fellow cookie lovers below.
STRAWBERRY MINT COOKIES
- 6 oz strawberries, ¼" dice
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon Imperial sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons cold butter
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped fine
- Garnish: sanding sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone mat or parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir and set aside.
- In large bowl, combine four, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. (I used my hands and pinched in between my fingers to form little crumbs)
- Add cream and stir well.
- Pour in strawberry mixture. Add chopped mint. Stir.
- Using a small cookie scoop, drop batter onto cookie sheet, spacing about 2" apart. Sprinkle lightly with sanding sugar.
- Bake for 24-26 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets on wire racks.
- Once cool they can be sprinkled with additional confectioner's sugar.
All those beautiful herbs growing in the garden are our inspiration this month’s #CreativeCookieExchange. We tend to think of herbs as an ingredient for savory dishes, but they are truly wonderful in baked goods too. Cookies infused with an earthy herbal note are truly a delight to be enjoyed at any time - and are seriously addictive - so we’ve got a great list for you to choose from!
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Anytime Tarragon-Apricot Cookies by All That's Left Are The Crumbs
- Citrus Glitters by What Smells So Good?
- Lemon Thyme Wafers by Cream and Butter
- Strawberry Mint Cookies by 2 Cookin Mamas
- Rosemary Parmesan Cookies by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Ginger Lemon Sage Cookies by Food Lust People Love