A few years ago, Pinterest was all about those Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – and I’ll be honest, I was a fan! But now I’m all about these Cookie Dough Stuffed Strawberries, and I guarantee that once you try them you’ll be a fan, too!
Cookie Dough Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a long established classic, and while I will never snub my nose to them, it’s nice to have a bit of variety – and I think these cookie dough-stuffed strawberries hold their own to the classic.
The cookie dough we are using here is completely edible and no-bake. We use a cream cheese base and flavor it with some butter, brown sugar, and vanilla, and then toss in a generous amount of chocolate chips for good measure.
While I stopped at simply stuffing these strawberries, you could go on to dip them in chocolate or candy melts, or dip that cut end where the cookie dough peeks out in some colored sanding sugar for a fun pop of color.
These cookie dough stuffed strawberries would be a fun treat for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any romantic occasion. I served them at my daughter’s Gold and Chalkboard Valentine’s Day Party and the kids loved them, too!
How to Hull a Strawberry
While you can cut out the center of the strawberry with a simple paring knife, a strawberry huller will make your life a lot easier – and also allow kids to help!
Simply hold the strawberry at it’s bottom and use the huller to dig into the strawberry, first removing the green, and then digging in as far as you want to have a good amount of filling to strawberry ratio.
How to Dip Strawberries in Chocolate
If dipping these strawberries in chocolate, I would advise hulling and filling them with the cookie dough filling first, and then dipping them.
There are several effective ways to melt your chocolate, but I like to keep it simple. Microwave at 25 seconds, stir well, and reheat as needed. You can also stir in some coconut oil or shortening to make the chocolate a bit more soft and easy to dip, but you will get a harder chocolate shell if you don’t add any additional fats into the melted chocolate.
What to Serve with Stuffed Strawberries
This no-bake strawberry dessert recipe pairs well with a sparkling wine, like prosecco or champagne, but it would also be a cute garnish on a milkshake or cupcake.
They are quite sweet, so if you are preparing a dessert plate, consider balancing it out with a variety of cheeses.
Stuffed Strawberry Ingredients
- 1 to 1/2 packages cream cheese, softened (8oz to 12oz)
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 pounds strawberries
Tip: the amount of cream cheese you use depends on the amount of tartness you are seeking. You can reduce the butter used, as well.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Strawberry huller
- Paring knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Electric mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Cutting board
How to Make Stuffed Strawberries
In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter, about 2 minutes.
Add brown sugar and vanilla and fold in mini chocolate chips.
Scoop the cookie dough mixture into a piping bag or a ziptop bag. Set aside.
Clean and hull your strawberries, then carefully use a sharp knife to hollow them out (or at least half-hollow them).
Snip the end off of your piping bag or ziptop bag and use the open end to fill the strawberries with the cookie dough mixture.
Repeat with all strawberries.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Cookie Dough Stuffed Strawberries are a fun and unexpected dessert option that are a hit with grown-ups and kids alike. They are a fun alternative to chocolate-covered strawberries – but you can also dip these strawberries in chocolate, if you’d like!