Friday, May 18, 2012

Strawberry-Shortcake Cookies

The whole time I was baking these cookies I had the song "Summer time and the livin's easy..." stuck in my head.

1. I'm ready for summer and
2. I LOVE Sublime

Maybe I'm out-dating myself a little bit but have any of you heard music today? It's garbage. I feel like my parents. Their parents thought their music was garbage, they thought MY music was garbage and now... I understand the feeling. (Man I'm old...)

Exhibit A: Justin Bieber.... Really?
So ya... you're cute in an "I want to pinch those cheeks" kind of way. And ya, maybe you started a hair trend but music wise? Singing "baby thought you'd always be mine.mine." at 15? Your relationships last 5 months... is that "always"?

And who is the Wanted? And that other group with the 5 guys? It's certainly NOT N'Sync or 98 Degrees so I don't want to hear it....

Anyways, that's quite enough of my ranting. Hopefully I haven't pissed off too many Bieber fans... Now. Make these cookies!

Cookie Dough:
(Thanks to Martha Stewart)

12 ounces strawberries, hulled and diced into 1/4" pieces (should equal around 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 salt
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup heavy cream
sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining 7 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the heavy cream until the mixture starts to clump together then add in the strawberry mixture.

Using a cookie scoop or around 2 tablespoons, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Cookies are best served immediately but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Enjoy these little Strawberry-Shortcakes on-the-go! These cookies would be the perfect addition for a picnic also!


  1. LOL, you're funny. And I kinda agree. And these cookies are awesome!

  2. YUM! Think I will whip up a batch for our supper picnic today! And PS - thanks for the music suggestion. Janis will definitely be blaring during my cleaning hour today :)

  3. These look so good Veronica! I love anything with strawberries! Have a wonderful Sunday! Angie xo

  4. Anything with strawberries is absolutely for me, and these cookies looks great!

  5. That's so funny! I think the same thing when I hear all these kids (15!!!) singing about love and heart break. Just you wait on heartbreak kids! =o) And your cookies look wonderful!!!!!

  6. These cookies look sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  7. This looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week.