I would love the strawberry cookie recipe from Parkesdale Farms in Plant City. Thank you.
Susan Moriarty, Tampa
Clearwater resident Debbie Carlson was going through recipes recently when she came across the strawberry cookie recipe Susan requested. This is a delicious cookie and it's easy to make. It's not too sweet and has a subtle pink color and a light strawberry flavor. The pecans add a nice crunch. These are the perfect cookie to accompany a cup of hot tea. Rather than grease my cookie sheets I used parchment paper. The bottoms of the cookies turned a lovely golden color. These cookies do not spread much so you can place them a bit closer together on the baking sheet, about an inch apart rather than the more typical 2 inches. To get evenly sized cookies, I used a small ice cream scoop. You will have perfectly sized and evenly baked cookies when using this method.
Rather than finely chopping the nuts, I used Fisher Nuts cookie pecans. They are a fine pecan perfect for this cookie. The nut should be a secondary flavor to the strawberry. Larger pieces would be overpowering.
And even when Florida strawberries are out of season, California berries are ripe and ready.
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