The strawberry pecan cookie recipe uses fresh strawberries, an ingredient not often found in cookies. Once you taste these little gems you’ll start growing your own strawberries!
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup strawberry puree (about 7 large strawberries)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Red food coloring (optional)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar with an electric mixer.
Step 5: Add egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 6: Blend in strawberry puree.
Step 7: Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture.
Step 8: Stir in pecans and food coloring, if desired.
Step 9: Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Step 10: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to cooling surface.
Makes 72 cookies.Tags: Strawberry Pecan Cookie