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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 27, 2022
Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor, so I made these strawberry shortcake cookies topped with pink strawberry frosting. —Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Scant 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional sliced fresh strawberries, optional


  1. Whisk flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine water and vanilla; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 15-18 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, beat butter, strawberries and milk until combined. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until blended. Spread over cookies; if desired, top with additional sliced strawberries.

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Tips

Do you have to refrigerate the dough when making strawberry shortcake cookies?

Yes, we recommend refrigerating to make the dough nice and firm, which prevents your cookies from spreading out and losing their texture while baking. Doing so also improves the flavor! Learn more about why you should chill cookie dough.

What can you use if you don't have a dough cutter to cut in butter?

If you don't have this pastry tool on hand, no worries! There are many other ways to cut in butter with items you have on hand. Try cutting with two knives or smashing the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork.

How do you store strawberry shortcake cookies?

This strawberry dessert can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

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