A few days before my daughter Ava’s 3rd birthday she asked me to bake strawberry cookies for her friends as school. She did not want pink cookies or cookies shaped like strawberries. She was hoping for a cookie with real strawberries on the ingredient list. I was a proud mama that day.
I had never heard of a strawberry cookie before, but that is what search engines are for. It’s incredible how many recipes call for artificial flavorings and box cake mixes as a base. Yuck.
Using Ava as my guide, I found the Strawberry Oatmeal Cookie recipe on Food.com. It is a simple recipe with natural, wholesome ingredients all ready residing in my kitchen. This was more like it.
These cookies taste like warm oatmeal served with fresh fruit and brown sugar. They were a hit with the preschool class and with the other moms too. Since the recipe is also super easy… it’s a hit in our home too. A printable recipe follows this post.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1¼ cups brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure honey
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅜ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup walnut pieces
- 1½ cups chopped strawberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Cream butter with the sugar and honey. Add vanilla and eggs and blend well, about 3-4 minutes.
- Fold in dry ingredients, including oatmeal.
- When just about blended, fold in chocolate, nuts, and strawberries.
- Place a heaping tablespoon on prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches or more, between each cookie.
- Bake about 12-16 minutes until cookies are set.
- Let the cookies cool ten minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.