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.
I used to make these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies 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 these cookies popped to mind since I had a pile of strawberries to use up. 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