Strawberry Crunch Cookies

These chewy Strawberry Crunch Cookies taste just like those classic strawberry crunch ice cream bars you use to love as a kid, but in cookie form!! Bursting with strawberry flavor, these buttery soft cookies are made from scratch (no box mix here!!) and filled with tart freeze dried strawberries and Golden Oreos. Best part? They are topped with a generous sprinkle of strawberry crunch topping and a creamy vanilla glaze.

In a medium bowl, shift together the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Whisk in the kosher salt. Set aside.

In the stand mixer bowl with the melted butter, beat the melted butter and both sugars with the paddle attachment on medium high until the mixture is thick, creamy, and resembles a paste like consistency.

With the mixer on medium speed, add in the eggs one at a time mixing until fully combined. Add in the vanilla extract with the last egg.

With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 additions, mixing until just combined. After adding the last of the flour mixture, mix until you only see a few streaks.

Remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer and add in the freeze dried strawberries and crushed Oreos. Using a rubber spatula, fold everything together until just combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Measure out 2.5 oz of dough per cookie. Lightly roll the dough into balls using the palms of your hands. Smooth out any cracks. Place the dough balls on a wax paper lined plate and place in the fridge uncovered to firm up, about 10 to 15 minutes while the oven preheats.

Bake cookies for 12 – 14 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven halfway through baking and firmly tap the baking sheet on a heatproof surface to deflate the cookies. Rotate the baking sheet and return cookies to the oven and continue to baking.

For the strawberry crunch topping, combine the Oreo cookies, freeze dried strawberries, sugar, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Slowly stream in the melted butter and pulse the mixture until you reach pea sized crumbs. Top the cookies with  the strawberry crumble.

For the vanilla glaze, In a medium size bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until smooth.

Drizzle the cooled cookies with the vanilla glaze in a zigzag motion. Sprinkle a little of the leftover strawberry crumble on top of the glaze. Allow the glaze to set then enjoy!!

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just making them for the strawberry lover in your life, these crowd-pleasing cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth!!