Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Strawberry-Shortcake Cookies




Of all the baked goods out there, I'm pretty sure that cookies have always been my favorite. They are so dense with rich concentrated flavor that I can never seem to get enough of. I love cookies of all kind, and I don't know if I will ever be able to proclaim any cookie as being my favorite cookie. However, if I HAD to choose a favorite, there is a very good chance that these cookies would come to mind very quickly. I found these on Elizabeth's blog at Elizabeth's Edible Experience. She is always impressing me with her delicious recipes, and takes fantastic pictures, go check her out!

Oh my goodness, how I loved these cookies. I don't think I'll be able to make them often because these are they type of cookies that you want to make a meal of. They are so flaky and light, with a sweet strawberry taste and and are so visually appealing. Elizabeth suggests that you make them the day that you plan to eat them because they are a bit mushy the next day. So instead of baking the whole batch, we baked half of it one day, and then the other half the next day, and the dough itself seems to hold up pretty well overnight. I LOVE these cookies!

Strawberry-Shortcake Cookies
Courtesy of Elizabeth's Edible Experience

Ingredients

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 the butter with a pastry cutter, or rub in with your fingers, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream until dough start 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 (definitely use the parchment paper or a silpat, otherwise they're going to stick like crazy), spacing evenly apart. Sprinkle with sanding sugar,and bake until golden brown, 24 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.


19 comments:

Lara said...

Wow, what a combination! Anything with strawberries is a winner in my book, but strawberries in cookies sounds out of this world.

Melissa said...

I think cookies are my favorite too! These look delish!

Jenn said...

Ironically, I was debating whether to make shortcake or tarts with the strawberries I had gotten. This will definitely be next.

Yum yum!!

the ungourmet said...

I saw these online recently. Boy do they look yummy! Nice job! I have got to make some!

Denise said...

These look so good. I love new ideas for strawberries.

Donna-FFW said...

I saw this in Martha Stewarts magaine, tore the page out and am saving it to make. Thanks for all your tips, I will definitely use half batches.

Reeni♥ said...

They look soft and rich and so scrumptious! I love the idea of shortcake in a cookie!

burpandslurp said...

I LOVE this cookie, too! Coincidentally, one of the kids in my church was saying to me how much she loves strawberry shortcake! I think I might surprise her with these!

finsmom said...

Ive been seeing these around, and really want They sound amazing! Yours look great!

Cristine said...

I love these cookies, too! Glad to know the dough will hold up overnight!

Katy ~ said...

Love cookies! Love strawberries! I just know I'd love these cookies!

Erica said...

mmm I love this idea! I bet they have just the right amount of sweet in them!! Perfect for the upcoming holiday! Actually, I bet if you added a few blueberries they'd be almost a perfect red/white(ish)/blue dessert!

Debbie said...

I've seen these at several food sites and they just look delicious!

girlichef said...

Oh, I love the strawberries actually IN the cookies!! These do sound awesome.

Maris said...

These sound really great. Strawberry shortcake is definitely a favorite here so I can imagine how good they are in cookies!

Joyce said...

I made Martha Stewart's recipe and posted this week as it was part of the cookie carnival. You may want to join the carnival for July. It was so much fun to participate. I ate the cookies the next day and they were a bit soggy but there was zero left on the plate in my house:) Good idea to make them in batches one day and the next. Your blog and background is so cute. I will visit again. Happy 4th of July.
Joyce

Barbara Bakes said...

Now that's a fave review! I really have try them now!

Ingrid said...

So these were good? Ha-ha!

While I like the cookies other people make. I'm way to lazy to make 'em myself.
~ingrid

Kevin said...

Strawberry shortcake cookies are agreat idea!