strawberry cookie tart

This easy strawberry cookie tart is perfect for spring! Baked in a tart pan for an air of sophistication, the soft brown sugar cookie crust is topped with plush swirls of lemony cream cheese (or mascarpone) frosting and piled high with fresh strawberries. Sweet and dreamy, this is one delightful spring tart!

Strawberry Cookie Tart

The Best Strawberry Cookie Tart

This strawberry cookie tart is delicious and surprisingly simple! Here’s how to make it:

Graham Cookie Crust – The graham crust is made from flour, graham flour, cinnamon, butter, sugar, light brown sugar, 1 large egg, and honey. If you don’t have graham flour on hand, substitute whole wheat flour, graham cracker crumbs, or use a total of 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour. Bake the crust until golden and set, then let cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting – Flecked with lemon zest, the cream cheese frosting is tangy and delicious! If you don’t have cream cheese on hand or prefer a less tangy frosting, I also loving using creamy mascarpone. Beat the frosting in a stand mixer until creamy, then use an offset spatula to swirl frosting over the cooled cookie crust. Chill for 20-30 minutes to firm up the frosting before adding berries.

Strawberry Topping – Use the sweetest spring strawberries as the topping for this cookie tart. I like to wash, dry, and slice the strawberries just before adding to the cookie tart for the very best texture. You can also use a combination of mixed berries, or combine berries and fresh cherries. If your berries are slightly tart, sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar (or vanilla bean sugar!) just before assembling the tart.

Make Ahead – The graham cookie crust and frosting can be made one day in advance. Swirl the frosting over the cooled cookie crust, then chill for 1 hour until the frosting is firm. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, let the tart stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before adding the fresh strawberry topping.

Strawberry Cookie Tart
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Strawberry Cookie Tart

Strawberry Cookie Tart

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-inch tart, 10 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This easy strawberry cookie tart is perfect for spring! A delcious press-in cookie crust is topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries.


Cookie Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup graham flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese (or mascarpone), at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries


  1. Whisk together flour, graham flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and honey until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated.
  2. Spray a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan with nonstick spray and use a piece of parchment paper lightly coated with nonstick spray to press dough evenly into pan. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. For the frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, lemon zest, and salt on medium speed until soft and creamy. Reduce speed to low; add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and beat well, scraping down bowl as needed.
  5. Use an offset spatula to spread cream cheese frosting over cookie crust. Chill for 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving with fresh strawberries.


Graham Flour: If you don’t have graham flour on hand, substitute whole wheat flour, graham cracker crumbs, or use a total of 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour.

Keywords: Strawberry, Strawberry Tart, Cookie Tart, Fruit Tart

Strawberry Cookie Tart

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  1. This cookie tart is gorgeous! You’re really killing the strawberries and cream spring theme recently 🙂 Pinning!

  2. What a vibrant, deliciously beautiful strawberry dessert for these pretty spring days. Like the idea of a cookie-tart! 😉

  3. Just looking at this beauty makes me think spring. And you can never beat a treat that includes strawberries and cream cheese.

  4. This cookie tart is just gorgeous Laura! Funny, but as a kid I never liked strawberries! I have a twin sister and she LOVED them! Now as an adult I can’t get enough. I make strawberry desserts all spring and summer long! This one will definitely shared with guests soon!

  5. Oh, my. Those ruby red berries are making me swoon! Such a yummy way to showcase their beauty and deliciousness.

  6. I agree, the start of berry season begins with strawberries and I savor each and every juicy bite. Your strawberry theme has brought a big smile, welcome spring!

  7. Oh wow this looks so yummy! I love strawberries, but we’ve a little while to go until they’re in season here!

    What a fantastic looking tart, well done.

  8. This is gorgeous, the strawberries are so vibrant and the combination of strawberry, cream cheese frosting and cookie is flawless 🙂

  9. I know what you mean and we are lucky enough to have strawberries all year round in Australia but when they are in season they are everywhere!! 😀 Loving this combo-kind of like a shortcake!

  10. This looks scrumptious! It’s finally starting to warm up in the mitten state, hopefully strawberries will make an appearance soon.

  11. I live for strawberry season, too! In May, the farm near where I live will open it’s fields for strawberry picking and I can’t wait. This tart is lovely, Laura! It really lets those beautiful berries shine! : )

  12. Laura, you had me at strawberries – let alone cookie and tart! Such a beautiful and yet simple way to serve up strawberries in a tart shell. When in doubt, a cookie or shortbread crust is the order of the day for berries along with a creamy filling. 🙂 Irresistible! Thank you for sharing!

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever seen strawberries look this gorgeous and delicious — pinning and sharing!

  14. I don’t use my tart pan nearly enough, but this thing of beauty sure is inspiration to pull it out! Love the gorgeous strawberry topping!

  15. Oh, this tart is too beautiful, Laura! Strawberries, strawberries! Now I’m dying for a bowlful…. J’adore! <3 xx

  16. just made this and it tastes awesome!!! thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

    just wanted to ask if the cookie crust is meant to be crunchy or soft? cos mine was pretty soft and i was thinking if i had underbaked it! thank you for your help 😀

    1. Thanks so much, glad you liked it! The cookie crust is meant to be soft, so I think you did it exactly right! 🙂

  17. Really tasty!! Love the cookie crust – I used graham cracker crumbs. Family loves it!

  18. I made this today, substituting sour cream for the yogurt and it was delicious! The frosting was lovely. Thank you!!