These Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are an all-in-one version of the classic and beloved Strawberry Shortcake dessert we all grew up eating. This recipe combines all of those familiar flavors into a soft, buttery, biscuit-like dough, scented with vanilla and studded with juicy bits of fresh strawberry. They are sprinkled with coarse sugar for a bit of contrasting crunch and baked to a very light, golden brown.
This summer has been busier than any summer I can remember
June flew by and here we are in July already. Between the farmhouse renovations, trying to sell our current home, finding renters for our rental property, blogging and photographing, writing for various publications, chasing dogs around, shuttling kids to and fro, waiting for our 2nd car (and of course, the big family car) to get out of the shop after being t-boned. In case you didn't know, airbags are very loud. Only Jason and I were in the car, thank goodness. None of the kids or dogs were with us. We came out mostly unscathed, but the car was nearly totaled and we had to cancel our family beach vacation since we had no way to get there. So just a great big bummer all around.
Also, on top of all of that fun stuff...
My laptop AND my desktop have both decided to lose their marbles and give me the spinning rainbow wheel of doom every time I try to do anything! Apple, if you're reading this, I'm super unhappy with your products! They aren't even old and I have always taken incredibly good care of them. Trying to edit photos and write blog posts on a slowly dying computer is one of life's most frustrating things. So, now we're adding "shopping for a new laptop" to the list. Send help. Or just leave me a comment with some good laptop recommendations. Please and thank you.
So, yeah, busy is an understatement, but Jason and I are the best team and we just get things done. In the midst of all the craziness he is, as he's always been, the most encouraging, supportive man; He often asks me (with a gorgeous grin), "Are you going to bake things and take pictures today?" even when we have these long lists of things to accomplish. Having someone who understands that cooking, baking, photographing and creating are not just hobbies, not just my job, but are essential to my emotional and mental well-being is a gift I will never take for granted.
That's just how these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies came to be
This is a recipe I used to make all the time, but for some reason they fell to the back of my mind. I wanted to make something but I was feeling a bit of creativity block and also a sense of guilt and "I shouldn't be baking, I should be doing this, this, or that." But Jason nudged me ever so lovingly into the direction of the kitchen and before I knew it, I was covered in flour and a pan of these cookies was baking in the oven.
I love this Strawberry Shortcake Cookie recipe so much. Really, I can't praise it enough. It makes exactly 24 cookies, which fit perfectly on two sheet pans and bake for precisely 24 minutes. I don't know about you, but those recipes where you have one lonesome cookie left to bake at the end drive me nuts. Regardless of that magical little OCD perk, the dough comes together so quickly and easily and bakes up beautifully every time. No softening butter, no chilling or resting the dough. And the best part? They are delicious! The only bad thing about these cookies is that they won't last. If you have strawberry loving kids like we do, make a double batch!Print