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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor in a cookie. The pastry-like cookie is topped with pink strawberry frosting. —Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated 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. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without additional strawberries): 223 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Charity User ID: 9144512 264721
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"It was very easy to make.. (first time baking homemade cookies). The frosting amount was way too much for the 24 cookies the recipe says.. I followed the directions to the tee but the frosting was a little thin, it was sliding right off the cookies. All in all it was good..."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 259066
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"These don't have real shortbread flavor like I was looking for. The frosting does make a lot for the amount of cookies this recipe makes."

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 182271
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"not as real shoirtbread cookie, but good and as previously stated, the strawberries weep if placed on cookies before serving."

cookiemonster62 User ID: 7387834 198118
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Love strawberry shortcake and when I saw this recipe, I looked in the pantry and had everything to make them. The dough was too dry to work with needed to add more water but the cookies turned out okay. The amount of frosting the directions says to make is way too much for the number of cookies! I have enough frosting left to cover a two layer cake. Will not make again."

youngwith User ID: 2965766 120518
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"Cookies are basic sugar cookies. After frosting, do not put fresh strawberries on cookie until you are ready to serve. Strawberries will weep on top of the suger frosting. Otherwise good."

[email protected] User ID: 1289836 196249
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"The frosting was great but the cookies did not take much like shortcake to me. My husband and I agreed that the icing was a 4.5 or 5 and the cookies were just a 3."

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