Do you have a recipe for strawberry cookies?

June 01, 1999

Reader Karen Shaffer e-mailed for help in finding a recipe for strawberry cookies.

She had a sugar cookie with strawberries at the strawberry festival that is each February in Plant City, Fla.

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We contacted Plant City's visitors' bureau. They referred us to the fruit stand that makes the cookies.

Eureka? No. Even though we're half way up the East Coast and a few hours inland, Parkesdale Market won't share its recipe.

Parkesdale makes the strawberry cookies that Shaffer enjoyed, as well as strawberry bread in January and February, according to Norma Cornelius, a nine-year employee of the market.


We called a local strawberry festival and two Washington County pick-your-own-strawberry farms. No luck.

Berrywine Plantations/Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, Md., recently had a strawberry festival. Co-owner Lucille Aellen offered her recipe for Strawberry Tea Cakes.

- Kate Coleman, Staff Writer

Strawberry Tea Cakes

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup strawberry jelly or jam *
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons strawberry wine

Cream butter and blend in sugar; after blended well, add baking soda; add egg yolk, then flour. Mix well.

Roll dough into small balls, dip balls into egg white, then roll in chopped nuts. Place on greased cookie sheet and press centers down with finger. Bake five minutes at 300 degrees. Remove from oven and press down centers again. Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool very slightly. Meanwhile, mix strawberry wine with jelly or jam. Do not make it too thin. Then fill centers with jelly or jam mix.

* Any type of jam or jelly can be used, but if mixing with wine, use peach, blueberry, apple, raspberry or plum wines with the same flavor jellies and jams.

If you have a recipe for strawberry cookies, let us know, 301-733-5131, and we'll share your recipe with other readers.

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