When ’tis the season to eat strawberries you can’t get much better than these ridiculously simple strawberry cookies which are always a big hit with kids and adults alike. When the first Irish strawberries of the year arrived yesterday I thought what better excuse to make some treats! Treats and sweets are literally what are getting us through the great isolation of 2020 (thank you COVID-19) and these definitely put a smile of everyone’s face this afternoon. A great one for kids to get involved in as the steps are simple and manageable even for the smallest chefs. Strawberry slicing was a big hit even if they did eat half the ingredients before they ever got in the bowl!
Simple Strawberry Cookies
2 tablespoons lemon juice
120ml vegetable oil (sunflower)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
230 plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
140g fresh strawberries (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 180C and line two baking trays
- Whisk together the egg, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and oil until well mixed.
- Mix in the flour and baking powder until well combined.
- Add the chopped strawberries, folding into the mixture gently.
- Spoon golf ball-sized rounds onto the baking trays, ensuring to space them out well as the cookies will expand. Sprinkle each ball with a little sugar before placing in the oven for 16-17 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
I have another punnet of strawberries in the fridge which I plan on using in another to make my Dark Chocolate & Cream Cheese Mousse over the weekend. Click here for recipe.
I let the boys chop their strawberries using their Kiddies Food Kutters which we swear by in the kitchen. I’ll link them here.