Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

strawberry shortcake cookies
MC’s hands are always in my cookie shots!

cookiecarnivalIt’s been a few months since I participated in The Clean Plate Club’s monthly Cookie Carnival.  I’ve been a bit pre-occupied with my pregnancy, and now, the newest member of our family.  She’s a delight and a handful all at the same time. I’m getting some sleep, just not all at one time. 

baby shower

I love fresh strawberries.  I’ll eat them plain, in yogurt, on top of ice cream, in cake, and now, in cookies. I’ll admit, I’ve never been a big strawberry shortcake eater, but when they come in cookie form, who can resist? 

strawberry shortcake cookies

They had a hint of richness from the heavy cream and weren’t too sweet.  I used my fingers to rub in the butter, because it’s just more fun to use my hands.  It’s the one time I can play with my food.  I’d suggest making these the day you’re going to serve them.  I went to grab one the next day and they had softened up too much for me.

strawberry shortcake cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
Yield: 18 cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
6 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (approx 1 cup)
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup plus 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup heavy cream
Red sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining granulated sugar in a large bowl.

Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or rub in with your fingers, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in cream until dough starts to come together, then stir in strawberry mixture.

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing evenly apart.

Sprinkle with sanding sugar, and bake until golden brown, 24 to 25 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.

Cookies are best served immediately, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.

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8 Responses

  1. I have to try these , they are on my list for this month. they look delicious. 🙂 how cute is your little daughter.

  2. before i get to the decadence in the newer posts, i must comment on these gorgeous creations. as strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts, i think the potential in these cookies is immeasurable! bravo!

  3. […] Strawberry Shortcake Cookies […]

  4. I could almost smell them through the screen… great work!!!!

  5. […] A plethora of strawberries found its way into my fridge, and they needed to be used quickly.  I thought about making jam, but strawberry jam didn’t seem too exciting.  I could make more strawberry frosting and freeze it, but I wanted to try something new.  These cookies are from this month’s Martha Stewart Living.  I found this recipe on a blog I hadn’t read before, SliceofSueShe. […]

  6. What a beautiful daughter! Loved the strawberry shortcake cookies too.

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