Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies

These Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies are wonderfully soft and full of strawberry flavor! And with the sprinkles around the outside, they are just plain fun!

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies - full of strawberry flavor and so fun! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

cookies stacked on plate

Well, well, well. This past week did not go as expected. I had thought I’d have one more week to prepare myself to be a mom to twins but that didn’t happen. Instead of a C-section this past Thursday, it happened the Friday before. On February 2, I finally became a mom. It was the best day ever.

This past week has pretty much been a whirlwind. The boys came and were healthy and everything was amazing. Baby A (Ashton) was 4 lbs 10 oz and Baby B (Brooks) was 6 lbs 5 oz at 35 weeks, plus 5. Despite Ashton’s lower weight, all was good. Both got great Apgar scores. Because of the surgery, I was set for about a 4 day hospital stay.

On the third night at about 3am, Ashton had a heart episode. My husband took the boys, who seemed totally fine, by the nursery for their carseat test and went to grab the carseats. When he got back, there were doctors all around Ashton because his heart was racing. He was rushed to the NICU. Fortunately it didn’t take long for them to diagnose the problem and bring his heart rate back down, but I tell can you the hubs was shaken from watching it all happen and when I got down there I was a total mess.

If you know what SVT is, that’s what he’s dealing with. I’ll explain more about that later (feel free to google in the meantime 🙂 ). But now he’s been in the NICU ever since as they monitor him with the medication he’ll be on to control it. Every day seems like it could be the day he comes home and I’m hopeful that by the end of the weekend, he’ll be home with us.

The hubs has been at the hospital all week with Ashton, while Brooks and I were discharged and had to be at home while I recover and take trips to see Ashton. We’ve all been going a little nutty trying to adjust and be there for both babies. It’s been overwhelming to say the least.

That said, we are thrilled to have them both! They are the sweetest little things. Ultimately they will both be fine and home with us soon and already it feels like life is finally complete (we just need Ashton home). 🙂

overhead view of Strawberry Sprinkle Cookiesclose up of cookie with sprinkles

But back to these cookies. If you’re looking for a sweet fix in the form of a cookie, these are perfect. Seriously, I could not stop eating them!

Strawberry has always been a favorite flavor of mine – whether a natural strawberry flavor or flavored with extract or something. These cookies use strawberry extract to add the flavor and they’re amazing.

The cookies start by combining the dry ingredients – pretty typical stuff. Next up you combine melted butter, eggs and the strawberry extract. The melted butter keeps them moist, chewy and add flavor. The eggs add structure and flavor, along with moisture. Once the dry ingredients are added, the dough comes together. I added some pink color to the batter as well to get a fun pink color, but that would be optional.

The final dough is a touch sticky, so I found it easiest to scoop it up, drop it into the sprinkles to coat it and then shape it into a ball. Otherwise rolling the cookies became a very sticky job. 🙂

Bake the cookies, let them cool and dig in! They are SO good! SO soft and full of flavor – you seriously will eat so many before you even know it. I’m obsessed!

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies stacked


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Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies on plate
Recipe

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies

  • Author: Life, Love and Sugar
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 35-40 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies are wonderfully soft and full of strawberry flavor! And with the sprinkles around the outside, they are just plain fun!


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (390g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (84g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp strawberry extract
  • Pink gel icing color
  • Pink sprinkles
  • White sprinkles

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. Combine the melted butter, eggs and strawberry extract.
4. Pour into the dry ingredients and beat until combined on medium-high speed. The mixture may seem dry at first, but will come together as you continue to mix.
5. Stir in the pink icing color to achieve your desired shade of pink.
6. Create tablespoon sized balls of the cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in sprinkles to coat. The dough will be sticky. You can flour your hands, or just drop the dough into the sprinkles and coat it, then shape into a ball.
7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will slightly spread and the centers will look soft. Don’t overtake.
8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Keywords: strawberry cookies recipe, sprinkle cookies recipe, valentine's day cookie recipe

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  1. KIM DILUGLIO

    Lindsay, I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on an alternate flavoring source to the strawberry extract? Is there a strawberry blend puree that we could make or use instead of having to use the extract? My grandson loves strawberries and sprinkles! This is a cookie that I would love to make with him and he would enjoy for sure! I tried many of your recipes over the holidays to upgrade some of my previous Christmas cookie recipes and they were definite improvements! I’ll try to go to each cookie recipe specifically and leave comments as to what was better and which ones everyone loved. Thank you for your recipes and videos. I’ll continue to watch and be subscribed for a very long time thank youn

    1. Lindsay

      I’m so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipes! As for an alternative for the strawberry extract in this recipe, it would be difficult to use a fruit purée of some kind. That would add a lot more moisture to the cookies so you’d have to balance it out with additional dry ingredients which is going to really affect the texture and flavor of the cookie.

  2. Katrina

    Oh my Goodness! How did I not see this post until now?!
    I am so sorry that you all had to go through that! I hope that Ashton is home now and all are doing well! I am so happy for you, that your dream of becoming a mother is a reality. I wish nothing but health and happiness to you and your family!

    1. Lindsay

      Hi Katrina! Thank you! 🙂 Ashton is home now and doing very well. We are all settling in. I hope you’re well!

  3. Aunt J

    Like other readers I have been checking frequently and praying for the whole family. So happy to read the news and join you in praising Him! Both my grandma and my son have Feb 2 birthdays; that’s good company! Such a special time! I will never stop being amazed how much one little person changed EVERYTHING. My heart changed the most and has never stopped giving thanks for the blessing!

    1. Lindsay

      Thank you! 🙂 It really has been amazing how literally EVERYTHING changes! It’s nutty but I’m so thankful for our little blessings.

  4. Teija

    Congratulations Mommy and Daddy! I have been out from having surgery Feb 2 and have been checking for updates since I got back…just saw this post….Feb 2 was also my grandma’s birthday (she would have been 95) so it’s a special day for sure! I love the names you picked and can’t wait to see pictures. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  5. Emily Eberts

    Congratulations! What a dream come true! I am so happy to see y’all receive these two beautiful blessings!

  6. Lynne (Lynne's Recipe Trails)

    Congratulations Lindsay on your little bundles of joy. Hoping that by the time you read this, Ashton will be home. Lots of love and blessings to you all. xxx

  7. Jill

    Congratulations!  My twin boys are almost 7 now, and it’s crazy how fast the time goes as you just try to survive those first few weeks and months.  Both of mine were in the NICU for 2-3 weeks after being born early, but both are great now, and I’m sure yours will be too. Hang in there and try to enjoy them even through the exhaustion!

  8. Vickie

    God’s Blessings to you and your little family! You and the Hubs are going to nail this! And twins AND cookies?! You are Super Mom already!

  9. Joanne

    Congratulations!! And get some rest when you can! I look forward to seeing pictures of your sweet babies. God bless you and your family.

  10. Verna

    Congratulations! So happy for you and your family1 I will continue to pray for you all, especially little Ashton and his heart. Verna

  11. Melissa

    May God continue to bless your little family. I am so happy for all of you. I will be praying for little Ashton to be well and come home soon. I am so proud of you for this journey you have taken. You have such grace and love that comes through in your words and in your wonderful foods. Thank you for all you do. Congratulations and be well…all of you  

  12. Grace Orlando

    Congratulations Lindsay & Hubby!
    I’m happy to hear that you that all is under control, I’m sure that Ashton will be home with you all.
    I’m sure it will be hectic for awhile but you & hubby will do well. God bless your family.
    p.s. keep us posted about the boys.

  13. Chandra Persaud

    Congratulations to you both!! I thank God that you all are fine and all went well. Don’t worry about Ashton, God is in control. He will be just fine.

  14. Ruth

    Congratulations! So glad that your babies have finally arrived. You must be exhausted! I’m sure Ashton will be home before you know it, and you’ll all be together as a family. (My nephew was diagnosed with SVT when he was around 4, but he grew out of it as it became older, and hasn’t had an episode for many years now). I’m sure all will be well.

  15. Amanda

    You’re such a wonderful person, Lindsay. I am so happy for you and your new family. Your radiance, genuineness, good-heartedness, and sweet spirit come through your blog. I know you will be an amazing mom and wife. It is wonderful to see what true happiness and a beautiful life look like. Thank you for sharing your miracles with the rest of us.

  16. Jackie

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy to hear the boys have arrived. Many blessings to you and your family. Praying all of you will be under the same roof very soon. God bless

  17. Colby

    Congratulations, Lindsay! I’ve been checking near constantly waiting for the arrival of your little bundles! Well wishes to all, and I hope you can be home together very soon.

  18. Amanda

    Congratulations, Lindsay! That’s so exciting that your little guys are finally here!
    And I was sorry to hear about Ashton’s heart condition; as someone with SVT, I completely understand how scary it can be. But rest assured, God’s got his tiny, little heart in His great, big hand. 🙂

    1. Lindsay

      Thank you Amanda! So far he’s doing really well. He’s home and has only had one episode since being home and was able to pull himself out of it, which was wonderful. Definitely trusting God with his condition and know it’ll all be ok.

      1. Lindsay

        You could try it. But fresh strawberries have a lot of moisture in them, so it will affect the way the cookies bake.

  19. Patricia Pines

    Congratulations! I was wondering the other day when your babies would arrive. Enjoy every minute! Many blessings to you and your family!

  20. Annette

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your hubby. I’m sure the next few months (years) will be chaotic but totally enjoyable. Love these cookies too!

  21. Mindy

    Congratulations! I have been anxiously checking your blog for news about the twins’ arrival.
    Enjoy every minute of this time. Its exhausting, but will go by so very quickly. Can’t wait to see their adorable faces!

  22. Krista

    Congratulations on your sweet baby boys! I am sure it has been a very emotional week and that you can’t wait to have your family all together. Your story is a true testimony. Blessings to you and your family as you adjust to the sweetest gifts!!!

  23. Emily

    Congratulations Lindsay!! Despite all the complications, I’m still so happy that you and your husband have been blessed with two beautiful boys 🙂 I love love love the names too!

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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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