Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Yes, it’s another strawberry dessert.  I mentioned in my last post that I had strawberries from strawberry picking that needed to be used up before going bad.  Luckily one of my new favorite books, Homemade Decadence, has a few strawberry recipes to choose from.  Along with the Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, I made Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

2 cookies on plate

I didn’t have a lot of time.  The kids were napping and wasn’t sure I would be able to pull off making cookies.  But I took the chance and I was able to get it done.

The batter/dough for these cookies is not made like your traditional cookie dough.  They are made more like a scone, or biscuit, where you have to cut the butter in to a flour mixture.  Hence the title with shortcake in it.

cookie batter

I wasn’t sure how good these would come out because the dough is so different from what I am used to.  And I was worried that the juice from the strawberries would make the dough too wet.

cookies on plate

The cookies did spread a little too much for my liking.  And the edges got a little too crispy on quite a few.  I think the dough was too warm and even though the recipe doesn’t call for it, I think I will chill it next time.  However, they did come out good and really do taste like strawberry shortcake!cookies on plate 2Since I tend to make cookie recipes that have chocolate chips or peanut butter, using fruit was a nice change.

Although this recipe is from a cookbook, you can find very similar ones around the web.  These cookies look really good.  And this recipe looks pretty awesome.

I hope I can squeeze in one more strawberry picking trip.  I am also looking forward to raspberry and blueberry picking!

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