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Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars

Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! A treat the entire family will love!
Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! Everyone will love them!

On Monday’s post, I asked everyone to tell me about their favorite recipe using strawberries. I’ve read through all of the responses so far and am dreaming about all of the strawberry recipes I need to make now. I’m glad that the general consensus is that everyone loves berries! Today, I am sharing something a little different. Strawberries and Cream Cookie Bars use dried strawberries and white chocolate chips to create a tasty bar that everyone will love.

I’m going to be honest. I prefer fresh organic strawberries and recommend using them whenever possible. But, if it is not possible to use fresh strawberries, such as when you want to ship a delectable treat to your friends or family, then dried strawberries are a good substitute to achieve the strawberry flavor. I find the dried berries in the bulk section of my grocery store. They certainly aren’t as healthy as fresh strawberries because they contain added sugar, but they work well in cookie bars. It’s not like these cookie bars are healthy anyway πŸ˜‰

Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! #dessert

Cookie bars are addicting so it’s best to pass some along to your friends or neighbors before you eat the entire batch!

Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips! For the MayΒ Leftovers ClubΒ I was matched up with Elizabeth from Food Ramblings. The idea of the club is to bake something that others with love and pass on your leftovers. This is my second month participating in the club and I love that I get the opportunity to meet new bloggers. The club is always looking for more bloggers, so head over and sign up if you are interested in receiving fun treats.

Oh, and make sure to head over toΒ Food RamblingsΒ and check out all of the fabulous recipes that Elizabeth has to share.

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Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars

Yield: about 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried strawberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt, dried strawberries and white chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Transfer dough to prepared baking pan, pressing evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and baked through. Let cool completely then cut into squares and serve.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/05/08/strawberries-cream-cookies-bars/

Source: adapted from Picky Palate

Strawberries & Cream Cookie Bars – made with dried strawberries and white chocolate chips!

30 Comments

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    Ok, yes. I’ll take three of these. At once. I’ll just cram all three in my mouth at one time. yum!

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  3. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    Your pictures are beautiful! And I can’t wait to eat them all :) I just ate one last night, but it was so hard not to reach for another!!!

    • Ashley

      You should join us, Rachel!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Aimee!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Marie! I can never get enough of strawberries!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Elizabeth!

  4. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    These bars looks just delicious! I’m loving all these strawberry recipes Ashley. I should totally make these for Mother’s Day brunch!

    • Ashley

      Yes, you should Natalie! They are so easy to make too!

    • Ashley

      I wish I could share with you, Marissa!

  5. Ashley

    You are killin’ it with these strawberry recipes this week! I want all of them!! haha And I’d particularly like one of these bars for an after-lunch sweet treat in a bit : )

  6. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Looks amaaaazziiiiiiing. I’ve never used dried strawberries before. I’m sure i’d love the added sugar πŸ˜›

    • Ashley

      A little sugar every now and then never hurts πŸ˜‰

  7. Beth @ bethcakes

    Love the idea of strawberries in a cookie! I don’t think I’ve ever baked with dried strawberries, but I think I’ll have to change that soon. :) These bars look amazing!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Beth! I try to find a way to add strawberries to everything!

  8. Meg

    These look simply fantastic! I would definitely have to divvy them up for friends immediately . . . I couldn’t be trusted with all of those beauties hanging around.

    • Ashley

      Sometimes it is better to give all the good stuff away because then you don’t have to worry about eating it all!

    • Ashley

      The combination of white chocolate chips and strawberries is the best!

  9. Sues

    Beautiful and seasonal! I love the look of these! :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Sues!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Christin!

  10. Shaina

    mmm what a great combination of flavors and ingredients. I’m loving these cookie bars!

  11. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    These look delicious! I love me some strawberries and organic ones at that. Who need yucky pesticides and all that other gunk. πŸ˜€

  12. Monet

    Yum! I’m actually not a big dark chocolate girl. I love berries and white chocolate so much more! These look delicious!

  13. ATasteOfMadness

    Hmm.. I think I could see myself eating the whole batch. This looks too good!

  14. Kelly

    These cookie bars look amazing Ashley! I’m lovin all your strawberry recipes this week and would have a hard time not finishing the whole batch of these bars myself! Pinning :)

  15. dina

    love white chocolate and strawberry. yum!

  16. marcie

    These look so gooey and delicious, and the strawberries with white chocolate sounds like an excellent combination!

  17. Faye

    Yum, yum, yum! Love that these are made with dried strawberries instead of fresh. Sometimes fresh strawberries make baked goods too soggy.

  18. Deb Harrington

    Hi Ashley! Strawberries and white chocolate; love, love them. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! I’m sure your “fur-child” Ollie will be doing so as well. Have a great weekend! :-)

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  20. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    These look incredible!! I’m loving all things strawberry right now! So perfect for summer! Pinned!

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