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a stack of sugar cookies swirled with strawberry jam

Strawberry Jam Sugar Cookies

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  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 large cookies


These strawberry sugar cookies were inspired by a delicious combination of sweet strawberries and smooth vanilla! Soft and buttery sugar cookie dough is swirled with fruity strawberry jam and baked to soft and tender perfection. With ribbons of jam throughout each cookie, each bite is met with soft cookie and jammy strawberry.


Strawberry Jam Sugar Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups (330g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cup (225g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 heaping cup strawberry preserves, chilled overnight


Strawberry Jam Sugar Cookies

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar. It will be very liquid.
  3. Then vigorously whisk in the egg and egg yolk (about 1 minute of whisking) followed by the vanilla).
  4. Switch to a rubber spatula and dump in the dry ingredients. Gently mix and fold the dough to fully combine.
  5. When the dough is smooth and combined, plop in spoonfuls of preserves throughout the bowl of dough.
  6. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the dough 3-4 times max. Fold just enough to disperse ribbons of strawberry throughout the dough but not too much to where the preserves fully mix in.
  7. With a large 2 oz cookie scoop (aka ice cream scoop), scoop up the dough in one swift motion and plop onto a plate or small pan lined with parchment paper. When scooping, pay attention to where the jam is at. Try to include most of the jam at the bottom of the scoop so that when it’s turned out, you’re left with a thick ribbon of jam on top if each cookie dough ball.
  8. Then place the uncovered dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. To bake, preheat the oven to 350F.
  10. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place 3-4 cookie dough balls well spaced apart.
  11. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the center looks puffed but slightly underdone.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  13. The cookies are best when they’re just SLIGHTLY warm, so cool as needed and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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