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.
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.
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.
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!Since I tend to make cookie recipes that have chocolate chips or peanut butter, using fruit was a nice change.
I hope I can squeeze in one more strawberry picking trip. I am also looking forward to raspberry and blueberry picking!