Thursday, May 5, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies


Every year there are a few things that remind me that the month of May is upon us: various national holidays that give me a few days off, temperatures above 70 degrees fahrenheit, but probably my favorite reminder of May are ... strawberries :D! I love how the first batches of strawberries are always enormous ones. They get smaller and smaller as the summer goes by. These cookies are true to their name; tasting more like shortbread than a cookie. They are quite delicate and crumbly, but easy to devour! Rating: 3 out of 5.



Strawberry Shortcake Cookies: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients:
- 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into ¼-inch dice (2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions:
- 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 ½-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.



These tender cookies are made with cream and studded with sweet
strawberries for a portable version of a classic dessert.

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

11 comments:

Mariel Torres said...

they look absolutely mouthwatering! can't wait to try this recipe this summer :)

ABowlOfMush said...

I'm crazy for strawberries at the moment! These look fab!

Ali said...

wow those are so pretty and they look adorable on your plate.

How To Be Perfect said...

Great cookie idea, they look so pretty. X

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Wow do those look delicious! Perfect for Spring - I can't wait to try this recipe:)

Shannon Riley said...

Wow these are gorgeous and they look delicious! :D

Francy said...

This is GREAT! I'm crazy for strawberry cakes!!!
Xo Xo
Francy
www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

Chele said...

Love the idea of these cookies and the flavour combo sounds so summery and scrummy!

Sweet Freak said...

These look and sound utterly sublime!

Snooky doodle said...

oh I made these too. but i used candied strawberries since I didn t find fresh ones at the time :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow! I love that first picture, it's so nice and pink :)
These cookies look super interesting, bookmarked to try!