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Strawberry Sugar Cookies

These Strawberry Sugar Cookies are perfect for any occasion. They're soft, chewy, and have the perfect amount of sweetness. The strawberry glaze is made with fresh strawberries and pairs perfectly with the cookie dough. This recipe will be your new favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookies
Servings: 17 cookies
Author: Jill


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Strawberry Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Cookie Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and create 2” cookie balls and place them about 2” apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
  • While the cookies bake, make the strawberry glaze (directions below).
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Spoon or drizzle strawberry glaze over cookies and let cool completely until glaze hardens.
  • Option to dust with powdered sugar.

Strawberry Glaze Directions:

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar until dissolved creating a simple syrup.
  • Mash strawberries and add them to the simple syrup. Simmer on low for 7 minutes - stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Add strawberry sauce and vanilla to powdered sugar. Stir until combined.
  • *If the glaze is too thick, add some water or lemon juice. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar.