Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Nothing says summer like strawberry shortcake. So when I saw these cookies in the latest edition of Everyday Living, I knew I had to make them for the girls night in party I was going to.  This recipe makes 3 dozen.



12 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (2 cups)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup heavy cream
Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 7 tablespoons 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.


4 Comments on “Strawberry Shortcake Cookies”

  1. Jessica says:

    These sound great! I think my best friend would love them, so I’ll have to try them soon!

  2. Sara says:

    A strawberry cookie? Great idea. My hubby would love these.

  3. Sheddy Reese says:

    I made these cookies last night and they flopped terribly. Tasted good, but looked bad. I, too, was going to serve them too my quilt group, but instead, I’m making a stop at the bakery. Where did I go wrong?

  4. […] I picked these up over the weekend and just could not decide what to do with them. Strawberry scones? Strawberry shortcake? What about strawberry shortcake cookies? […]

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