Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

I can’t believe a week of strawberries is coming to an end. It went so fast and I’m sad to see it ending. I hope that I have given you some ideas of how to use up those strawberries while they’re ripe and delicious.

For the final recipe, I bring you a Martha Stewart recipe that is sure to impress. These cookies really do have the texture and flavor of a strawberry shortcake the day they’re baked. The next day there were a bit softer, but still delicious.


Hubby took these to work with great reviews. Everyone enjoyed them. I think one of his coworkers had 6 of them!!


I will definitely be making these little guys again. The batter came together really easily and the long baking time was kind of nice since I was doing other chores around the house when I baked these.


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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients:

2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
9 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup heavy cream
Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:

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.

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.

Recipe from Martha Stewart

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9 Responses to “Lemon Bars”

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    teresacooks — March 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Everytime I make anything out of this book I screw up a step. I’m starting to blame the book – maybe it has too many steps? I’ve had it for years, and I don’t mess up other recipes. But with this book. . . everytime I look at the recipe while whatever I’ve made is in the oven I go “oh no.”
    Let us know what else you cook and like out of the book. Love your blog.

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    SimplySweeter — March 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    These look so DELICIOUS! My mouth is watering!! Thank you!!

    http://www. simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    yumventures — March 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    These are my favorite type of bars! And I agree, I could eat lemon curd all day!

    I also often don’t have the right size pan for a recipe, I guess I need to stock up 🙂

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    We Are Not Martha — March 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I love lemon bars and yours look absolutely delightful! I’m a huge fan of the entire Cook’s Illustrated brand and have been meaning to pick that book up for a while!

    Sues

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    Memória — March 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    You’re so lucky to have won that cookbook!! If I would have known about that giveaway, I would have signed up for sure. I’ve been coveting that book for a long time.

    These lemon bars look so yummy!!! I love lemon bars. I really enjoyed this bar series! Thank you.

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    Kelly — March 27, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Oh you saved the best for last with lemon bars, yum!

    You are so right about spring teasing us. Very annoying!

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    birdutmasali — March 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm


    I lıke lemon bars !!

    wonderfull lemon bars

    happy weekens.

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    Ali — March 31, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve been in a lemony mood as of late. This helps take some of the edge off.

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    nutmegnanny — April 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    What delicious bars! I’m so glad you like the book. Now I need to own it…haha.

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