Since my freezer is often stocked with logs of homemade cookie dough, I don’t pick up refrigerated dough all that often. That said, I always take a look at that section in the market just to see if anything new is happening in that cookie genre and the limited edition Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough caught my eye on a recent visit. This particular cookie dough is unusual because each pre-portioned cookie is stuffed with strawberry preserves, turning a white chocolate chip cookie into a fruity treat that seems very appropriate for springtime baking.
The cookies come in a sheet that is portioned into 24 individual cookies. The strawberry filling, which is made with real strawberry puree and has no artificial flavors added (per the packaging), runs through the sheet of dough and you can clearly see it when you break the cookies apart.
The baking time on the packaging was accurate and my cookies were golden brown at the edges in just about 13 minutes. They didn’t spread quite as much as I thought they would, so each one had a square on top that reminded me (and anyone eating them) that they came from a package, but I was very impressed with how well the filling stayed in place while the cookies were in the oven! None of the strawberry puree leaked out onto my baking sheet, which meant that every bite did have a nice balance of buttery cookie dough, white chocolate and strawberries.
The cookies were pretty tasty and, while sweet, they were quite addictive. I was surprised and pleased by how well these cookies turned out. I would recommend taking a moment to round out the top corners of each square cookie dough portion for a more “homemade” look to the finished cookies. I think that square takes away a bit from the presentation, but simply pushing the corners down with your palm should solve the problem!