5 from 5 votes
strawberry filled soft Italian cookies
Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies, the perfect soft cookie with a delicate strawberry filling. Dessert is served.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 122 kcal
Ingredients
  • FOR THE ITALIAN DOUGH
  • 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
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries 400 grams
  • 4 tablespoons sugar 56 grams
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 12 grams
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. FOR THE FILLING
  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. Remove dough from fridge, knead the dough a couple of times to soften it up on a lightly floured surface.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Continue until all cut outs are complete (and 2 or 3 tarts if desired).
  9. 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!
  10. ** Depending on size of cutter makes approximately 10 sandwich cookies, 3 tarts, I also made small cut out cookies with leftover dough.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Filled Soft Italian Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 10.3%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.