Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Cousin Linsey brought these tasty strawberry cookies to the cookie jamboree. They are just what their name implies: a buttery biscuit, strawberries, and cream baked into a tidy little cookie.

I was the vote counter and, while I probably shouldn't divulge confidential matters, I will tell you that these gave the prettiest cookie a run for the money!*

Lin's Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
from Martha Stewart

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
I added a glaze of 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 4 T heavy cream and a splash of vanilla. They are delicious with or without.

*(It WAS a legitimate vote...don't go thinking the cyclist's win had anything to do with his looks or charm).


Cookie Sleuth said...

So clever! I will make these soon.

Unknown said...

I'm convinced!!! I've bookmarked them to try asap!

Erin said...

Oh my - these look yummy!!!

Jacqui said...

Everyone must try these! They were my very favorite of the evening. Not too sweet with wonderful flavor. Reminded me a bit of English scones. Would be terrific with cranberries instead of strawberries, I think. With a hot cuppa tea, they'd make a perfect bedtime snack. Thanks for posting this so I can refer to it often!

Baking Addict said...

These look great. Yet another to bookmark and try in the future.

Sarah said...

Sounds fabulous! Mmm.

Stacey said...

Those look quite good, perfect for all the fresh strawberries right now.

Joanne said...

Just a while ago I spent hours upon hours trying to find a cookie that incorporated fresh strawberries! Thanks so much for sharing these. I'm so excited to make them!