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Strawberry Cookie Bars


Have fresh or frozen strawberries and need a sweet treat? This is wonderful for afternoon tea or as a pick me up breakfast bar.

Strawberry Cookie Bars

Ingredients

    • 1 lb fresh or frozen strawberries - stems removed, defrosted
    • 1 cup Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
    • 1 1/2  cups Demerara sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 cups flour
    • 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds recommended)
    • 1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a food processor with the blade attachment - puree the strawberries and then add the olive oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

In a mixing bowl add the flour and then fold in with a wooden spoon the mixture from the food processor.  Once blended add the nuts and white chocolate pieces.  

Pour into an un-greased casserole or pyrex dish approximately 14 x 10 in.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Cut into 2 x 2 squares.