Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

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Strawberry shortcake cookies are a favorite around here. Especially with my husband.

I’d never even heard of strawberry shortcake cookies until about five years ago when we tried one at a local bakery in our hometown. It quickly became the go to cookie order whenever we had special events or if I wanted to surprise him with something special. Every time I tried them, I kept trying to figure our the bakery owner’s recipe. I was always too nervous to ask her for it. It was how she made her living.

A couple of years ago that bakery closed and she became the pastry chef at our local country club. We were still able to get her cakes, pies, and delicious breads, but unfortunately for some reason, we were no longer able to get those cookies. Always in the back of my mind I thought, I surely could make these cookies and then I’d get busy and forget about them until the next time I wish I had a few to surprise my husband.

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A friend of ours wanted to do something nice for my husband for helping them with a present for their son for Christmas. She called and asked me for his favorite cookie thinking I would say the normal reply of chocolate chip cookie, peanut butter cookie, sugar cookie, or even a butter cookie.

When I told her his very favorite, she decided she would ask the pasty chef/ former bakery owner to make a special batch of these cookies just for my husband. She called back a few moments later laughing and to tell me those famous strawberry shortcake cookies that we’d been pining for for years were actually made from a frozen cookie dough!

All this time!

Well friends, right then and there I was determined I could make his favorite cookie. And, I did.

Here’s how I make my Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
 
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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are the perfect cookie for the strawberry lover. These strawberry shortcake cookies come together quickly and disappear even faster! Adapted from Martha Stewart's White Chocolate-Butterscotch Cookies
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Serves: 30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Crisco
  • 1¼ cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup dried strawberries, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped or whole
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit and prepare baking pans with parchment paper or silicon liners.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream together butter, Crisco, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well-combined.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Stir in strawberries, nuts, and white chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop approximately 1½ - 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and drop onto prepared baking pan, leaving about 2 inches apart to allow cookies to spread.
  8. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven.
  9. Remove and allow to cool.
Variations:
  1. You may omit the macadamia nuts in the case of nut allergies.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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  1. 5

    says

    SO beautiful and unique and scrumptious… you are awesome for figuring it out and making it fabulous!!! I am already thinking of an occasion where I could make them! :)

    • 7

      Robyn says

      Just about any kind of strawberry grabs my attention! These dried ones are perfect for the cookie.

    • 15

      Robyn says

      I found them at my local Publix beside the deli with other dried fruits like blueberries and figs. We think they taste like a strawberry shortcake. Can’t wait to hear how you like them.

  2. 26

    Debbie says

    Planning on making these this weekend, but I’m having a heckuva time finding dried strawberries. Have you tried making these with fresh berries? If so, how were they?

    • 27

      Robyn says

      Hey Debbie,
      I’ve not tried them with fresh strawberries. It’s been on my list to try, but I just haven’t made it there yet! LOL!

      I bet you could slice the fresh strawberries and dry them yourself in your oven. Mind you I haven’t done this before, but here’s how I would try it.

      I would slice them evenly and then spread them on a baking sheet. Place them in a 130 – 150 degree oven and allow them to “dry”. Keep a close eye on them so that they don’t overdo. I’d set the oven for every 15 minutes or so.

      Let me know how they turn out!

    • 28

      Debbie says

      I actually ended up finding a package of mixed fruits that included dried strawberries. So I bought a few bags and pulled out the strawberries. Just finally got around to making these last night. They’re good. But now I think I still want to try making them with fresh berries. We’ll see which one of us checks it off our to-do list first. :-)

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    Hope says

    My mom and I had something like this in Des Moines at the hospital after my Dad’s accident. I have been looking for a recipe ever since. I am excited to try them and see if they are what we are looking for. I was also beginning to think that they were from frozen dough but thought surely there has to be a recipe somewhere for them. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am planning to try them for her. Like severla other ppl, I am having trouble finding dries strawberries. So I will have to try to dry some fresh ones. Wish me luck! Happy Holidays to everyone. Thank you for sharing.

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