Introduction: Frosted Strawberry Cookies

Frosted Strawberry Cookies

1/2 cup softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup reduced strawberry puree

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup softened butter

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

remaining 1/2 cup reduced strawberry puree

Step 1: Make Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, sour cream and 1/4 cup strawberry puree.

Gently whisk together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix to combine.

Scoop out 1.5 TBSP of dough and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.You can use a medium cookie scoop to make this process faster.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Cool fully before frosting.

To make the frosting:

Whisk butter for 30 seconds with a mixer. Add in strawberry puree and 1 cup powdered sugar. Add in vanilla and remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

Transfer frosting to a piping bag with a closed star tip- I used a Wilton 2D. Begin piping in a tight circle in the middle of the cookie. Continue piping frosting in a circular motion until you reach the outside of the cookie. Frosting will set but I recommend not stacking cookies that have been frosted with a rosette so that you don’t squish them. Cookies frosted normally can be stacked though!