It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with Spring Cookies! On the first Thursday of the month, a group of bloggers bake and post about a cookie based on a monthly theme. Be sure to keep scrolling past the recipe to see what the other bloggers have made this month. I made these lovely Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirl Bars.
Fresh strawberries just scream spring! So I knew I wanted to make a cookie with them. I love the taste of strawberries. The only drawback is that when mixed with batter that beautiful bright red color becomes a pale dusty rose. I could have used food coloring to make up for it, but that seems … I don’t know… disingenuous?… unnecessary?… phony? I guess I am as programmed as everyone else to think if it is strawberry it needs to have that artificial red color.
In the end, I decided to chop up some fresh berries and add those too for extra strawberry flavor and a nice pop of bright red color.
Thanks to the cream cheese these have a soft chewy texture. And I think they make a nice little spring treat.
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Until the next time, happy eating.