Welcome to my Air fryer Butterless Strawberry Sugar Cookies recipe. A delicious alternative if you are out of butter and want some sugar cookies for supper. Made with a good balance of coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil it is a recipe keeper.
These came about because I had a terrible chocolate craving. I just wanted some cookies or some cake or some doughnuts. In fact I really didn’t care what I had, just as long as I had something……
Then I looked in the cupboard and I had zero butter, zero chocolate chips and absolutely zero soft cheese. You see normally if I have chocolate cravings I would have some homemade cookies or some homemade cheesecake.
I also live out in the country. We live in a beautiful little village., There is no café, a small church and several country cottages and villas. It is great for long walks and we have the most amazing views.
I love nothing more than taking the kids for an evening stroll. But it does mean that you are away from shops, restaurants and bars. So we always make sure we have a chest freezer and many cupboards full of food just in case we are running low.
We bought the house because of its location. It is 20 minutes in one direction for the beach, the same another way for the waterpark, 10 minutes to our favourite café, 10 minutes to the local supermarket and 10 minutes to our favourite park.
This means that it is 10 minutes drive to get some chocolate, so if you crave some it just doesn’t seem worth the effort to go and do something about it.
In my cupboards I had a look to see what I had and all I had was:
- Cocoa powder
- Gluten free oats
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Caster Sugar
- Loads of flour
And before I knew it, I had played around with the ingredients and made myself some homemade sugar cookies. The cookie batter itself was really greasy and not as delicious as homemade cookie dough but it was okay.
I crossed my fingers as they were cooking in the Airfryer and hoped for the best….I bit into them and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice they turned out. They were still a little too oily but they were perfect for the sugar cravings.
So I made another batch a week later. Less oil this time and made a strawberry version instead of a chocolate version. They were the most amazing butterless sugar cookies that I had ever tried.
And OMG they were truly amazing and I just can’t believe that these were just from experimenting and from leftovers we had in the house.
They certainly make a totally different use out of strawberries and remind me of the local Portuguese cookies that we often have at cafes and restaurants.
Airfryer Butterless Strawberry Sugar Cookies
- Preheat the Airfryer to 180c/356f.
- Clean the strawberries.
- Place the sugars and the oils into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth and creamy with a hand mixer.
- Add the honey, the vanilla essence, eggs and give another whizz with the hand mixer so that the eggs are well beaten into the cookie batter.
- Using a fork mix in (a bit at a time) the flour and the oats. Until the cookie batter is well combined.
- Add the strawberries and mix them into the batter with your hands.
- Spoon in the cookie dough onto the Airfryer baking pan until you have 6 cookie dough balls.
- Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/356f.
- When they are cooked move them to a cooling rack and then do the same again with the rest of the dough until you have 12 strawberry sugar cookies.
More Sugar Cookie Ideas
If you are short of ingredients just think that you can use these as your base:
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
Then add cocoa powder for chocolate sugar cookies, banana for banana sugar cookies, raisins for oat cookies or even caramel for caramel sugar cookies.
Just plan around with what you have in and its amazing what you can make with limited ingredients.