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Strawberry Glazed Butter Thins
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
47 mins
These Strawberry Glazed Butter Thins are crisp, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies. The pop of delightful strawberry glaze icing takes them way over the top.
Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • Ingredients for the cookies:
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Ingredients for the strawberry glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Position racks in top and bottom third of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Using electric mixer, beat first 5 ingredients until fluffy. Beat in flour.
  2. Place 1 cup powdered sugar in bowl. Working with 1 level tablespoon at a time, shape dough into balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place on sheet. Press each lightly with flat-bottomed cup. Sprinkle each with more powdered sugar, then press again to thin 3 ¼-inch round. Bake cookies 8 minutes. Reverse sheets; bake until golden at edges, about 9 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and freeze dried strawberries in the bowl of a food processor. Process for a minute or two or until strawberries are powderized. Pour mixture into a medium size bowl. Add milk and stir until smooth, adding more milk by ½ teaspoonfuls if glaze is too thick to spread. If too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.
  4. Place about teaspoon of icing in the center of a cookie. Spread glaze over cookies to the edges with the back of a spoon. Place on cooling rack to dry for at least one hour.
Recipe Notes

*~ If you can't find freeze-dried strawberries just finely mash fresh strawberries to equal ¼ cup. Add mashed strawberries instead of the milk and adjust with a bit of milk or extra powdered sugar to achieve a thick but pourable consistency.

Adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Glazed Butter Thins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.