Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake cookies

This month's Cookie carnival recipe comes fro Martha Stewart. It's Strawberry Shortcake cookies. The recipe suggests to use fresh strawberries however I didn't have any and used candied strawberries. I really liked these cookies, although they were a bit too sweet. I'll make them again and perhaps I'll try them with fresh strawberries next time.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE COOKIES
Makes about 3 dozen.

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
DIRECTIONS
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.

32 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

So luscious!

Juliana said...

Your strawberry shortcake looks delicious...love it, now that strawberry is in season, I will definitely try your recipe...great pictures! Yummie!

Superchef said...

the second strawberry shortcake im seeing in the blogosphere today..is it a sign that i should make some too?? :):)

Anncoo said...

Delicious! can I try some??

Pearl said...

i love strawberries and those just look so sweet!

Elra said...

WOW Natalie,
I am absolutely tempted to make this cookie. Sounds so scrumptious!

Baking Monster said...

These look wonderful!

katty said...

buonissimo!!!! complimenti!!

Claudia said...

Ottimiiiiii:-)))) bacioni

Ely said...

ohhhh che delizia alla fragola ce ne vorrebe uno ora :-) baci

Micaela said...

stupendi questi cookies, mi hai fatto venire l'acquolina!

Parita said...

short cake cookies look yum yum!! have heard of cake but saw starwberyy short cake cookie for the first time!!

Cali Cakes said...

Oh my gosh...that is such a creative idea. I wonder if they are more like a sugar cookie or a shortbread...they look amazing though! I bet if you used fresh berries they wouldn't be as sweet, normally the canned kind are full of sugar...just a thought.

Adam said...

Nice idea with the candied strawberries. I think they look great, I'm glad yours turned out well too :)

Happy cook said...

They look so delicous.

Mary said...

Nice , i like the idea of using candied strawberries . I bet the taste is sweeter therefor nicer!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh I love these cookies!!! I made them for my blog about a month ago and they were perfect. I would say try again with fresh strawberries because I didn't find it overly sweet with the fresh berries.

sliceofsueshe said...

Your cookies look great. I'm not sure I've ever had candied strawberries. I never would have thought to try that!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your strawberry shortcake cookies look amazing!!

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

These look yummy! Sure is making me hungry:)

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

These look yummy! Sure is making me hungry:)

Sophie said...

I adore strawberries! Candied strawberries -- I've gotta try those. oooh yum!

CookiePie said...

YUM! I love the idea of turning strawberry shortcake into cookies!

Cakebrain said...

I saw these from MSL and I thought about making them too because they looked so yummy; but ended up not doing so. I'm glad you tried it out! They turned out lovely looking!

Elisakitty's Kitchen said...

MMMH! Delizioni ho l'acquolina in bocca!

Cherie said...

I have to admit I never heard of a strawberry shortcake cookie before, but this one looks great. I will try baking them with fresh strawberries as well.

cakewardrobe said...

Oh! Strawberry shortcake cookies remind me of my childhood. They look absolutely divine!

Carol VR said...

For all the great reviews on these cookies... I obviously messed up somewhere and will have to try these again.

Justin said...

funny... i've written about strawberry shortcake recently and about martha stewart cookie recipes recently, and this post combines a little of both

Jacque said...

Mmm, yours look yummy! I just made these yesterday and really enjoyed how light and tasty they were.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Sure looks yummy :)

Sue Sparks said...

I recently made some of these cookies too:) YUM!