Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies

It’s finally Friday. I hope that everyone had a great week! It was raining and miserable all week here in the city, but today it is finally sunny, beautiful, and the forecast does not predict any rain (for once). I’m so excited to get outside this weekend, especially because my parents are in town for a quick two day visit. I’m so happy that my dad has so much business to do in Philadelphia, because it means that I get to see my mom and him a lot more often. We are going to go out for a casual dinner tonight, then tomorrow night, we’ll wander around a green market or two, then make dinner at my apartment. I love being able to cook for them! I never did when I lived in Phoenix, but my new apartment is perfect for entertaining and I jump at any chance to feed people (obviously). Here’s to a lovely, sunshine-filled weekend.

I must have been really longing for a sunny day when I made these cookies – they are so bright and vibrant and fun, aren’t they? I had a pint of strawberries in my fridge that I needed to do something with quickly, because they were about to go bad. However, a pint of strawberries really isn’t enough to make anything like a pie or a tart with, so I had to think of something else. I absolutely adore chocolate covered strawberries (or chocolate covered fruit of any kind, for that matter), so I chopped them up and added them to my chocolate chip cookie dough. Not only did I use these plump, beautiful strawberries, but I also browned my butter, which added an irresistible, nutty flavor to the cookies, not to mention a wonderful aroma. Each bite of these cookies tastes exactly like a chocolate covered strawberry, I kid you not. The fruit is still fresh, not dried, so the strawberries stayed sort of juicy, even after being baked. There’s nothing quite like these cookies, so with spring upon us and summer nearing ever closer, I hope that you will pick up some strawberries and bake these delicious treats!


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Your ingredients.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Chop up your strawberries, toss them with a tablespoon of flour, and set aside.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Combine your flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Brown your butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan, stirring frequently, until it is golden in color and has a nutty aroma.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Place your sugars in your mixing bowl.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Add in the browned butter, beat until combined, then add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Beat in the flour mixture until just moistened, then fold in the strawberries and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Scoop out 2-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a greased and/or lined baking sheet, and bake at 325 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, until golden and set.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
Allow to cool and serve.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chip Cookies
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Serves: 30 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted and browned
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ cup strawberries, washed, hulled, and chopped into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat, then continue to stir for another 8-10 minutes, until it becomes a golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Set aside to cool for a bit. You can strain it, if you like, but I think that the browned bits of butter are delicious and add flavor to the cookies.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add in the browned butter and beat until combined and it has the texture of wet sand. Beat in the egg, then the egg yolk, mixing after each addition. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually pour in the flour, a bit at a time, and beat until just moistened - you will be folding in the other ingredients, so you can get any flour that is still at the bottom of the bowl at this time.
  3. Toss the chopped strawberries with a tablespoon of flour, to keep them from becoming too wet while baking, and add them to the dough, along with the chocolate chips. Fold until combined. If your dough doesn't seem firm enough (and this may be the case if the butter was still very warm), refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes or so, if you feel it's necessary. Roll into 2 tablespoon sized balls and place on a greased and/or lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden and set. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before removing.

 

32 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    Love the strawberry, chocolate combo. The strawberries are so delicious this time of year. We have been eating a ton of them. Can’t wait to see you tonight!

    • Sydney says:

      @Mom: Thanks! It was a great time this weekend!

      @Lauren: I didn’t store them in the fridge, actually – I kept them in an airtight container for 2 days at room temp and they were fine. :)

      @Emily D: Browned butter is always a plus!

      @Michelle: Thank you!

      @Jen T: I hope you got to wear your shorts!

      @Hannah: Thanks!

      @Stacy: Wow, at least you don’t have to worry about him going crazy on sugar highs!

      @Kari: Well, dark chocolate is healthier, right? ;)

      @Miss: Thank you!

      @Jess: I was surprised that it worked, too! I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!

      @Christine: She did, indeed – she’s my biggest fan!

      @Dana: I agree! :)

  2. These cookies look fantastic! Did you worry about storing them in the fridge?

  3. Emily D. says:

    Brown butter i reason enough, but this will also help use up my surplus supply of chocolate chips. And strawberries are always a plus. Yum!

  4. These cookies definitely make me think of summer! I love the idea of adding fresh strawberries to chocolate chip cookies.

    Enjoy the beautiful weekend with your parents. We’re supposed to have perfect spring weather!

  5. Jen T says:

    What a fun idea! And the weekend with your parents sounds great, it’s so good that you’re able to see them so often.

    It’s finally supposed to be sunny here, too- I actually packed shorts for visiting my boyfriend! Hope I get to use them :-)

  6. Hannah says:

    I’ve never seen anything like this, it looks awesome!

  7. Stacy says:

    Wow!!! I love using browned butter! Plus, I’ll be able to leave the chocolate chips out of half of them for Jack (how I could produce a child who doesn’t like chocolate is beyond me) and he’ll still be able to have a great cookie!

    Enjoy your weekend with your parents!

  8. Kari says:

    And yet, Stacy, it is possible. I was 2 years past (the onset of puberty–TMI) before I actually began to appreciate both chocolate & mint. I skipped almost right past milk chocolate, though, right into the arms of semi-, bitter- and 99%!

    Sydney, these sound absolutely delightful! I can’t wait to try them.

  9. Miss says:

    What a great idea, love it!

  10. I fee like it’s been really hard to find recipes that use strawberries that aren’t breakfast items or some sort of pie. My parents are coming in next weekend for Mother’s Day and I want to make some kind of treat that can people can grab throughout the day and this is JUST what I’m looking for. I wasn’t sure how strawberries would hold up in a cookie dough since they’re pretty watery but you seem to have answered this question :)

  11. That sounds sooooo amazing. The last few months have been awful in terms of strawberries (which, I suppose, is to be expected considering it’s WINTER), so this season’s fresh, perky strawberries are highly anticipated in my house. This is such an amazing combination, I’m stunned they didn’t become a classic before now! Awesome idea.

    PS: Did your mom comment on your blog? That makes me happy :)

  12. Dana says:

    What a sweet idea!!

  13. BEST looking cookies EVER! I’m so excited to see this recipe since I just bought a bunch of yummy strawberries! Thanks, Sydney!

  14. Jena says:

    Thanks for all of the amazing recipes you post! I made these today but I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I folded in some Nutella at the end. They turned out great :) I also made your handmade pesto. It’s the best pesto recipe I’ve ever had!

  15. Becky says:

    these are amazing!! I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe– when I made these I used strawberries in half and chopped up Reese’s in the other…SO GOOD :)
    whenever I bake cookies I give most to my boyfriend..and since then I’ve had half his fraternity brothers ask me to bake them some..

  16. Nina says:

    Hmm … these didn’t quite work for me. I had to bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes and they’re still undercooked. I’m pretty sure my oven settings are correct, but I’ll check to see if they’ve drifted from their usual accuracy … they do that every now and then.

  17. I never would have thought of combining chocolate chip cookies and strawberries! Brilliant!!

  18. Mel says:

    I absolutely adore these cookies. I made one batch according to your recipe and they were snapped up in an instant, and I knew I’d have to try and make them for my parents who are gluten-and-dairy-free. I have a few kinks to work out in translating the cookies to GF/DF to keep them from spreading too much, but otherwise they worked great! They tasted amazing and my mother was thoroughly thrilled with her Mother’s Day treats.

    Thank you so much!

  19. Jen says:

    I made these cookies this morning and they turned out perfect! Took some to a few neighbors and they loved them as equally as I did. I live in Germany where the sweets here, are not as sweet as ours in the states, but alas, everyone raved about them! I’m making a few more of your recipes today, I just love this site, the pictures & step by step. For someone who doesn’t like cooking or doesn’t know how to cook, your website is a big help!

  20. Anne says:

    I am in the process of baking these right now. I’ve only eaten 1 so far and it was really good. I used white chocolate chips because I didn’t have any semi-sweet. Also, mine are spreading out a lot to make a really big cookie and kinda flat – not like the picture but they still taste good. Any ideas on how to make them so they don’t spread so much? Thanks for a great recipe!

  21. Sarahbeek says:

    These sound wonderful. Could I substitute olive oil for the butter?

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  24. Brittany says:

    i have a question , if i wanted them to be pink , would have to make them with eggs whites because if i use food coloring and mix it would yolk . i would make them Orange right ?

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