Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies


I made these cookies around this time last year, and I've pretty much been thinking about them ever since.  So now with the abundance of strawberries, I had plenty to use towards these little treats.  These are really tasty cookies, though Joey and I both think they have the texture closer to that of a muffin or a scone.  They are light and fluffy, with slightly crisp outside.  And they are dangerous.  Being a two-bite cookie, its hard to resist popping one after another into your mouth!





Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
Martha Stewart Living, June 2009
makes about 3 dozen cookies
  • 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and diced into 1/4-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • coarse sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 375.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter to the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed.  You can also use your fingers.  Stir in the heavy cream until the dough starts to come together, then gently fold in strawberries.

Using a 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheets, evenly spaced apart.  Sprinkle with coarse sugar.  Bake for 22-27 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  The cookies are best eaten the same day.


26 comments:

amy said...

Those look amazing! I can't wait to make them myself!

Barefoot Belle said...

I have strawberries on the brain this morning! These look perfect!

Jennifurla said...

What a pretty cookie

Rebecca said...

Wow, I'm bookmarking this recipe! I think it sounds like the perfect dessert to bring to a summer dinner party!!

Astrid said...

Hello! Just found your blog through baking bites. I love the name, and these strawberry shortcake cookies look like something I would adore. I may make a strawberry shortcake muffin out of it, because that sounds like it would hit the spot right now!

Kelsey said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. The cookies look fantastic!

roxan @ kitchen meditation said...

These look delicious! I'd love to make these, and the farmers market by my work is open today so I can grab some strawberries and lemons. What do you think about using milk in place of the heavy cream? Do you think the cookies would still turn out ok?

Pete said...

I like the colour contrast....looks yummy!

Joanne said...

I was searching for a recipe like this not too long ago and I just couldn't find one that incorporated fresh strawberries into cookies. Thanks so much for sharing! They look fantastic, even if they are more muffin than cookie.

Cookin' Canuck said...

What pretty cookies! This is a wonderful use of all of the flavorful strawberries that are available right now.

kirbie said...

These look delicious! I'm always on the lookout for strawberry recipes now that they are in season. The recipe does seem similar to scones. I can't wait to try these out.

Cookie said...

I've made these cookies before and they taste JUST like a strawberry shortcake! Now that strawberries are in season again, I've gotta make these. Thanks for reminding me!

Heather I. said...

Last night I "made" strawberry shortcake cookies from Otis Spunkmeyer premade dough. They were good, but these look so much better!

Josie said...

Hi Roxann,
You could certainly try it - I sub half and half for heavy cream quite often in cooking and baking. You might lose a little richness, but I think it would still work. Let me know how they turn out! :-)

Memória said...

What a great idea for a cookie! These sound great! I'm bookmarking this recipe.

alison said...

I made these recently also! You can check out my post of them here: http://threehundredfiftydegrees.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/mini-strawberries-cream-scones/

Tia said...

they look yummy... like scones!

roxan @ kitchen meditation said...

Josie! Thank you for the recipe. I made the cookies! (just wrote about them). They are SO GOOD. You're the best.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Mmm, I also made these last yr with a cookie club. They're a great little cookie!

Sue said...

I made these on Sunday. They came out great! I wasn't sure when I was putting them on the cookie sheet because the strawberries were juicy and the batter was thick but they turned out just like your picture. There were only two left for the next day which was just as well because they were so much better the first day. Thanks for posting.

Yuka said...

I made these for a girlfriends birthday, turned out amazing! Thanks for the post!

Candi said...

These are really pretty! I use a similar recipe to make scones for a local bakery. YUM!

Anonymous said...

i tried this recepie today but my cookies were not hard..they felt soggy and soft....i wanted hard cookies....they were baked properly and i did keep them on wire rack....strawberry leaves its water so how should that be prevented..would baking for a longer time stop this..... many thanks

The Lease Family said...

I made these today and they were fabulous. I only have half the strawberries needed so I made up for it in bananas. Yum! I agree that they are more like mini scones but who cares. :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I've made these before and I absolutely loved it! Will have to make these again!

Anonymous said...

je vais aux fraises aujourd'hui et je vais faire cette recette en revenant.

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