strawberry filled soft Italian cookies
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Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies

Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies, the perfect soft cookie with a delicate strawberry filling. Dessert is served.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Rosemary / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cold butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries 400 grams
  • 4 tablespoons sugar 56 grams
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 12 grams


  • In a large bowl, gently whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder and salt, make a well in the middle and add slightly beaten egg and yolk, vanilla and cubed butter. With a fork mix together until dough slightly comes together, then turn mixture onto a slightly floured surface and work gently to form a soft dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium sauce pan add strawberries, sugar and cornstarch, cook over medium heat until thickened (I left a little juice) approximately 10 minutes, remove to a medium-sized bowl and let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, Pre-heat oven to 340° (170° celsius), line cookie sheet with parchment paper, and lightly grease and flour 2 or 3 tart pans if using.
  • Remove dough from fridge, knead the dough a couple of times to soften it up on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out 1/2 the dough (easier to work with) at a time to 1/8 inch thickness and cut out with a round type of cookie cutter.
  • In the middle of each cookie add approximately 1 teaspoon of strawberry filling, top with second cookie and seal with fingers dipped in water if necessary.
  • Continue until all cut outs are complete (and 2 or 3 tarts if desired).
  • Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes, (cookies should not be golden, tarts approximately 5 minutes longer). Let cool slightly on cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack, dust with powdered sugar if desired before serving. Enjoy!
  • ** Depending on size of cutter makes approximately 10 sandwich cookies, 3 tarts, I also made small cut out cookies with leftover dough.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3.3% | Vitamin C: 10.3% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 3.6%