Posts Tagged ‘strawberry’

Caitlin Cookies (Gluten Free!)

This weekend I developed a recipe for my dear friend Caitlin who was in need of some cookies.

These came out much better then I had originally planned! These could very easily become vegan by using non-dairy butter.

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies:

  • 1 Stick unsalted butter (8 Tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dired strawberries, crushed to form powder
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream together the butter, honey, sugar, lemon zest and lemon extract.

Mix the berry powder, cornstarch, flour, and salt together then add gradually to wet ingredients to form a soft dough.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. Then roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.

Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

Amazing Cheesecake Stuffed Strtawberries

I don’t like this “pintrest” thing. It clogs up my twitter and facebook feeds. I do however enjoy trolling the web for new recipes.  When I saw this recipe I had to try it.

I ended up making these the day before to bring to a family dinner, but had to make two batched because people kept eating them!  They are that good and extremely easy. The original recipe suggested cutting off the end of the strawberries so they could stand. I did that with my first batch, but they were still very wobbly, so I skipped that step with the second batch.

Rather than buying pre-crushed graham crackers, I prefer to smash my own… get out some of by frustrations. Also I like the look of various sized crumbs.

When I make these again I’m planning on swapping the vanilla extract for almond and topping with sliver almonds.

Original Recipe found on: http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/05/30/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries/

  • 1 pound Strawberries washed and hollowed out (cut of the tops and use a paring knife to remove some of the center)
  • 1  8oz package of cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • graham cracker crumbs

When all strawberries have been prepped, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Add to a ziplock bag and snip off the end of a corner. Use the bag to pipe the filling into each prepared strawberry. Dip the strawberry into the prepared graham crackers.

This was most defiantly a successful experiment 🙂