Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Cookies

Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have tiered levels of cold weather clothing. Like coats for pretty much every potential temperature. And every year I have an inner battle over when it’s time to transition to the next level of coat. I’m currently battling with myself over whether it’s time to get out my winter coat. To be clear, it’s really an early winter coat… Puffy, but short and compact. It’s not to my knees and massively bulky like what I call my “blizzard” coat. The main issue is that I leave for the train at 6:15 a.m. and even if the day ends up relatively warm, it’s always freezing at this hour. But still, this is New England… It could be 70 degrees one day and 34 the next. Once I take the coat out, there’s no turning back. It’s rough.

But not so rough that a few pink cookies with sprinkles don’t brighten things up, of course. I made these Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Cookies for my latest Parade magazine recipe post and just thinking about them makes me happy.

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I know it is no longer strawberry season. I have come to terms with the fact that we’re focused on squash and brussels sprouts right now. And that temperatures are rapidly dropping. And the winter coat conversations have started in my head.

But I really couldn’t resist. After all, pink foods don’t really exist in the winter, do they? It’s a shame. It’s bad enough I have to go about a million months in winter coats… don’t take my pink foods away! (OK fine, I guess I’ll count pomegranates for saving my winter on that one… Pomegranate milk would indeed be pink. Hmmm).

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Plus, you could totally use frozen strawberries for the milk. Or you could even purchase store-bought strawberry milk in a pinch. I know you; you will find a way!!

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I made this fresh strawberry milk for the first time last year. And I think about it all the time. That’s saying a lot, considering I’m not a huge milk drinker. But the milk is just my ideal way to feel like a kid again.

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When added to the batter, the cookies are given just a slight strawberry essence. It’s not overpowering at all, but you can definitely tell there’s something special going on. If you couldn’t already tell by the extreme amount of rainbow sprinkles. No, I have no shame.

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I also choose dark chocolate over white chocolate almost EVERY single time. But the thought of strawberries and white chocolate made me swoon so much, I couldn’t resist.

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Clearly, I’m in denial about the seasons here. And instead of getting my winter coat out of the closet, I’m about to put a sundress and sandals back on.  But hey, it’s going to be a long winter, so we need to do whatever gets us through. Back to our original orange scheduled programming tomorrow I’m sure…

Check out my Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Cookies over at Parade magazine’s website if you need a little brightness in these increasingly cold days!

Do you have winter coat turmoil, too?


22 Responses to "Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Cookies"

  1. love how pretty and pink these cookies are! yum!

  2. Kristen says:

    I love fall but I really hate winter so would love to just go back and forth between summer and fall if I could! These cookies are too fun!

  3. These are so fun! I love that they are made with strawberry milk and the sprinkles just make me happy 🙂

  4. I am always freezing in general, so I would wear a winter coat year round if it was acceptable! 🙂 These cookies look delicious! I like the fun flavor you created!

  5. Juliana says:

    These cookies are so cute with all the colors in it…great idea using strawberry milk.
    Hope you are having a great week Sues 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh Sues, these cookies look AMAZING!! What a fab idea. And I was just thinking about when it would be time to transition to my colder-fall-not-yet-winter coat this morning. Here in Nashville it’s chilly in the A.M. but warms up considerably in the afternoons. I’ve been caught in my heavy fleece jacket in 75+ degree weather walking outside for a coffee. Yikes!!

  7. I love the cookies, and the milk! Yum 🙂 As for winter coats, well, it very seldom gets that cold here that I need a proper winter coat. But I have a windbreaker that I wear most days, and it has a warm jacket liner that I use for overseas 🙂

  8. Catalina @ Shades of Pink says:

    these are so cute, I love love PINK! All the sprinkles in these cookies just make me happy 🙂 also, its a very unique flavor I would love to try.

  9. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says:

    Oh my gosh!! these cookies look so so cute and colourful Sues.. using strawberry milk in cookies is such a fab idea.. Love it!! 😀

  10. You had me at strawberry milk…wow do these sound unique and delish!

  11. Hillary says:

    I think your link to Parade is broken… not sure where the recipe is.

  12. Sues says:

    @Hillary- Thank you! I don’t know how that happened, but I have updated it 🙂

  13. Pam says:

    What a fun & tasty recipe. My kids would love these cookies!

  14. I haven’t had strawberry milk in years! These look amazing. Love all the sprinkles and white chocolate.

  15. Odetta says:

    How delicious! These sprinkles make me very happy!!!

  16. These look so so delicious!! I already got chocolate chip cookies dough safe in my freezer!! I think I need to stock up on these too!

  17. Joanne says:

    Between the pink and the sprinkles, the inner child in me is SO happy. Maybe even happy enough to forgive the weather for requiring a winter jacket.

  18. Barbara says:

    Adorable festive cookies! They’d make anyone happy.
    Coats? Luckily, where I live I don’t need much more than sweaters and a raincoat. But…..I never got rid of my heavy coats as I have family up north and need them once in a while.

  19. Soooo your closet coat sale goes on when?!?! lol, amazing!! These cookies would certainly brighten up my day too. Love the recipe!

  20. Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    I love that you posted this in Fall! I can’t even relate to having levels of coats. I love Boston, but I think I’d have major culture shock in the winter, lol! I used to drink strawberry milk like crazy as a kid. These cookies look so fun and tasty, I say pink sprinkle desserts year round!

  21. Beth says:

    Your cookies are so cute! I have a feeling I’m going to need some of that colour through this winter.

  22. They look so colorful and festive! My son would love them!

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