Thursday, May 14, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

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If you love strawberry shortcake, then you are sure to love these cookies. I'm not generally one that likes cooked or mushy strawberries, but after finding this recipe I'm a changed woman.

Who can't quit eating the cookies.

And lest you think that I came up with the wonderful recipe all on my own, I will give credit where credit is due ~ good ol' Martha Stewart is to thank for this one. I'll give you her directions and note where I went off course.



Ingredients

~ 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4 inch pieces {2 cups}
~ 1 tsp lemon juice
~ 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar
~ 2 cups all purpose flour {I used whole wheat pastry flour}
~ 2 tsp baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp salt
~ 6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces {I used salted}
~ 2/3 cup heavy cream
~ Sanding sugar for sprinkling {I used coarse unrefined sugar}

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375. Combine strawberries, 2 Tbsp of sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.

2. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or rub it in with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream until dough starts to come together.

3. Stir in strawberry mixture.

4. Using a small melon scoop or a tablespoon, drop the dough onto well greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

5. Bake until golden brown, 17-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen {unless you eat some of the batter...ahem}.




10 comments:

  1. oo my goodness those sound delicious! I will have to make those after I go strawberry picking! The farm (near my house) is suppose to open soon!

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  2. I saw this recipe in her mag and thought it looked yummy! Glad to know you've already tested it out for me:)

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  3. Oh these looks delicious! I've been on the lookout for some non-chocolatey cookies since it bothers my nursing son and these are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Saw this recipe and wanted to try it. Problem is it is a Martha Stewart recipe. I tend to stay away from her recipes because they never work out for me. Glad you already tried it and they turned out yummy, delicious. I'll have to give it a try now.

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  5. I made these cookies last and they are AWESOME!!!! I highly recommend these. My son is not a big strawberry fan and he LOVES them. Enjoy!

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  6. These look delicious! And beautiful!
    Wendy

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  7. I agree with Erin, I never trust Martha's recipes. I am so glad you tested them out for us all. They look great and sound delicious!

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  8. Haha - I, too, never trust Martha's recipes. Shouldn't she find this a bit problematic? Or is it on purpose?... hmm...

    I loved these cookies. I usually type Martha's recipes into Google to see who has made what (and what pitfalls to be aware of). These cookies have had the most commentary I've seen!

    I made my cookies larger - so there were fewer. I didn't eat (much of) the batter ;)

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  9. Good recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Just made them. The first batch was all gone before the second batch was done baking! Very tasty!!

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