Hey everyone! It’s Jaren from Diary of a Recipe Collector here with a fabulous cookie recipe for you! These Strawberry Swirl Cookies start off with the most yummy and easy cookie dough recipe ever. Then they are rolled up with strawberry jam, coconut, and pecans. They are so good and would be perfect for a cookie exchange this holiday!
Have you ever been to a cookie exchange? I’ve been to one, and I hosted one at my house. I actually hosted a “Sweet Swap.” Guests brought so many goodies like cookie bars, candies, brownies, cake pops, and of course, cookies. As a sweet lover, this was right up my alley! I was in heaven looking across my dining room table at all that goodness. I had so many sweets that I ended up freezing some of them and taking them out Christmas Eve. Boy was I excited when we got to eat them all over again that night!
These Strawberry Swirl Cookies would be such a hit at a cookie swap! They have a pretty presentation, and they are easy. Double bonus!!
They would also make a perfect cookie to give away as a gift to teachers and neighbors. My kids love to give little treats to their teachers and I love to bake! Win-win! Plus, I’m such a sweet lover that I must get rid of the desserts as quickly as possible!
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2¼ cups flour, plus more for dusting
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- ½ cup coconut
- ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat well. Scoop out dough onto plastic wrap and wrap up while shaping it into a ball. Chill for an hour.
- Take out dough, unwrap it, and place it onto a sheet of waxed paper that has been dusted with flour. Dust dough with flour as well. Roll out dough to a 12 x 9 rectangle. Spread jam evenly over dough. Top with coconut and pecans, and press them down lightly. Begin rolling up dough on long side. Once rolled, wrap up in the wax paper, place on a pan, and chill in freezer for about 2 hours or until firm.
- Remove and let sit out about 5 minutes. Slice ¼ inch thick, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
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