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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe (Half Batch)

If you like strawberry shortcake and/or cake like cookies, give these delicious home baked Strawberry Shortcake Cookies a try the next time you are looking for a fun and easy recipe calling for fresh strawberries.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 18
Calories: 64
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (1 cup) fresh strawberries, hulled and cutinto 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the cream until dough starts to come together, then stir in the strawberry mixture, just until combined.
  • Using a 1-1/2-inch ice cream scoop or two tablespoons, drop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, spacing evenly apart. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if using.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer cookies with a spatula to a wire rack, and let cool.

Recipe Notes

These cookies are best served the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.
 
Here are the amounts for a full batch of strawberry shortcake cookies so you don't have to do the math!
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe (Half Batch)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.8g4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Protein 0.9g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit cookies, shortcake cookies, strawberry cookies