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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

7 Dec

These cookies were requested by my very famous blogger friend last week. To be honest, I wasn’t too excited about them. I mean, they looked good, but most baked goods look good to me. They turned out way better than I thought they would. The batter looks like you’re making biscuits, and the cookies were cakey and delicious. The recipe is pretty easy, and would most likely be great with different types of berries.

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
makes about 2 dozen/adapted from this recipe

Here’s what I used:

  • about 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • coarse sugar to top cookies

Here’s what I did:

  1. Mix together strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl – set aside.
  2. Blend together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces, and blend into the flour mixture using your hands or a pastry cutter (hands work better in my opinion).
  4. Stir in the cream, and then fold in the strawberries.
  5. Drop batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet (I used a tablespoon scoop and ended up with larger, more cakey cookies).
  6. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar and bake at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Watch the cookies toward the end of 20 minutes – some of my bottoms looked almost burnt (due to the strawberries settling when baking).
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack before eating.