Crinkle cookies have always been super illusive to me. How do they crinkle? Why do they crinkle? Are they good? Would Berry Crinkle Cookies be delicious?
I have to say, they’ve always looked good to me. But how would they taste, I would question? The answer is…kinda good! I mean the chocolate ones are delicious. Like chocolate cake-y cookies. What could be bad about them? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
But the internet has a lot of chocolate crinkle cookies and I try and add value to this world, you know. So if I was going to make my own version, I wanted it to be special, unique, and cute. Enter: berry crinkle cookie.
I implemented the berry flavor in these like how I always do—with freeze-dried strawberries and raspberries. You could actually do these with ALL strawberries or ALL raspberries. I did a mix. It’s totally up to you.
These get blitzed in a blender with sugar and then you have a lovely powder type texture.
And then it’s normal from here on out. What we did find from our numerous tests that oil worked way better than butter in these types of cookies. Butter created steam, resulting in a cookie with wet powdered sugar on the outside. It made sense once we figured that out but for the first few rounds we were like, “why is the powdered sugar wet?!?!” Duh.
They’re a wonderful berry flavor that really comes through.
We love these and hope you do too!
Berry Crinkle CookiesPrint
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries (or a combo of the both)
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup neutral oil (vegetable oil)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 drop fuschia food coloring gel (optional)
- 4 drops red food coloring gel
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a sheet of parchment and set aside.
- To a blender, add the sugar and freeze-dried strawberries/raspberries (if using a combination of the two). Blend until the freeze-dried berries are ground up, a few teeny bits of freeze-dried strawberries are ok.
- To the medium bowl, add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until combined.
- To the bowl of a stand-up mixer (or you could use a large bowl with an electric- hand mixer), add the sugar/strawberry mixture and oil. Beat until light and sort of fluffy, about 1 minute. With the machine running on low speed, add one egg at a time. And then add the vanilla extract, fuchsia food coloring gel and red food coloring gel. Mix until combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix just until no flour speckles appear and the dough is cohesive, about 30 seconds to a minute.
- Sift the powdered sugar into a small to medium bowl. This will smooth out any pesky lumps that are in the powdered sugar.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough, rolling them in between your palms until balls form. Roll them in the sifted powdered sugar.
- The powdered sugar should be on there pretty thick. I think it’s our instinct to brush off the excess powdered sugar but leave it on! Transfer the dough ball to the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the cookies about 2 inches a part. They don’t spread very much so you can fit about 8 per baking sheet.
- Transfer the first baking sheet to the oven to bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until they appear crackily and puffed up. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheets for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. You’ll notice that they’ll fall a bit as they cool—this is good!Serve with milk or coffee.