Monday, February 12, 2018

I ♥ U Berry Much Spritz Cookies -Freeze Dried Strawberry Glaze or Icing for Cookies

These I ♥ U Berry Much Spritz Cookies are my contribution for Valentine's Day this year. Actually, what I'm really sharing is the idea for a Freeze Dried Strawberry Glaze/Icing, a fun ~and tasty~ way to add a little pizzazz to any type of cookie. I wanted to make something different that had a hint of red, and as soon as I saw the dehydrated strawberries at Dollar Tree I knew they'd be perfect for this project. A quick whirl in the food chopper gave me a nice fine powder that was easily incorporated into the glaze and a disposable icing bag worked great for decorating the cookies.

 I used the White Chocolate Spritz Recipe HERE and added lemon extract to the Strawberry Glaze. 
The glaze can be flavored with any extract or... Sub the water with any flavorful liquor you choose.

The strawberries I bought:

A neat little bonus, I used my thrift store vintage Ateco plunger cookie press with the heart disc and it worked well!
That was fun:@)

Freeze Dried Strawberry Glaze/Icing
For each .7 oz bag of dehydrated fruit (approx 2.5 Tblsp powdered fruit, just use all that's in the bag):
2 Tblsp butter, melted
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp lemon extract
approximately 1 Tblsp hot water
  1. Crush or run dried fruit through food chopper.
  2. Mix fruit, butter, powdered sugar and extract.
  3. Slowly add water, a little at a time, until the glaze is thick but somewhat liquid.
  4. Place glaze into icing bag and drizzle or spoon it onto cookies. Heat for a few seconds in microwave if it gets to firm.
  5. Allow glaze to firm up on cookies.
Enjoy a cookie and have a happy day:@)

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  1. I *heart* your cookies Lynn! Genius to incorporate the freeze dried strawberries into a pretty cookie glaze. ♥

  2. Love the idea of using freeze-dried fruit for the icing glaze!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  3. huh, what will they think of next, freeze dried strawberries, I certainly didn't know about them! Your cookies couldn't be cuter Lynn!

  4. Ooo I so need to try this icing! I just got a new pack of spring holiday disks for my press cookies!

  5. They're so cute! The combination of flavors sounds great, too!

  6. Thank you for sharing the picture of the Dollar store freeze dried strawberries, Lynn. I like this idea of adding them to a glaze. I'll bet the family loved those special spritz cookies! I need to check your white chocolate spritz recipe.

  7. The strawberry glaze just makes your beautiful heart cookies even more gorgeous. I didn't know they had these at the dollar store. I will have to go on the hunt. Have a lovely Valentine's Day.

  8. These look good and the glaze sounds amazing!


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