Strawberry Shortcakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits make a simple, yet scrumptious dessert recipe perfect for spring and summer!
Are you looking for a simple, yet absolutely scrumptious recipe to showcase strawberries?
Well friends, this Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits recipe is your ticket!
It is one of Bart’s favorites from the Add a Pinch cookbook and is always one of the desserts that when I serve it, people just love it! This has been one of the recipes that people have absolutely raved over when the cookbook released and since we just celebrated the one year mark since the cookbook’s publish date, I knew it was time to share it with you all again!
Now, if you are thinking that this strawberry shortcake recipe is surely like the others you’ve had before – made with biscuit mix, ordered at a restaurant or even made with pound cake slices – let me just tell you it isn’t!
The cream cheese makes the biscuits tender and flakey and there is just enough sugar to give the biscuits a touch of sweetness. I think you’ll love them right by themselves, but topped with juicy strawberries and whipped cream? Yes, please!
This strawberry shortcake recipe is one of those recipes that is great for Easter, Mother’s Day, and all of those spring and summer get togethers! It is definitely one that I turn to time and again when company comes since it takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish! How great is that?
We had my strawberry shortcake recipe for my segment on In the Kitchen with David on QVC for the cookbook launch and you just have to see his reaction to them to make you want to hurry up and make them for yourselves! 🙂
How to Make Strawberry Shortcakes with Cream Cheese Biscuits
Prepare the Strawberries
To make my strawberry shortcake, I begin by tossing my hulled and sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. The sugar just helps the strawberries to release their sweet juices! If your strawberries aren’t especially sweet, you can of course add just a little bit more, if needed.
Make the Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits
Then, to make the sweetened cream cheese biscuits, I start with self-rising flour and then add a little salt, a little sugar, softened cream cheese and butter and combine it all with a pastry blender.
Then, I add my milk and stir until the biscuit dough is just combined. I dust a pastry cloth (or paper towels work in a pinch) with a little bit of flour and turn my biscuit dough out onto the floured cloth.
I knead gently about three turns and then fold each side of the dough into the center and roll until the dough is about 1/2-inch thick.
Cut out rounds of the dough using a 3-inch cutter and then place the dough onto a baking sheet and bake until light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
Make the Whipped Cream
I like to make my whipped cream either while the biscuits are baking or even earlier in the day so that I have everything ready for assembling my strawberry shortcakes!
Here’s the recipe for my Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Biscuits recipe! I think you’ll love them as much as we do!
Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits Recipe
- Preheat oven to 475º F. Toss together the strawberries and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a small bowl. Refrigerate while you make the biscuits and whipped cream and until ready to serve.
- Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the flour, salt, cream cheese, and butter with a pastry blender in a medium bowl. Pour in the milk and stir until just well combined.
- Dust a pastry cloth (or paper towels) lightly with flour. Turn the dough onto the floured cloth and knead gently about 3 turns. Fold each side of the dough into the center. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the dough ½-inch thick. Cut out rounds of the dough using a 3-inch cutter, taking care not to twist the cutter. Place the biscuits on an uncreased rimmed baking sheet and bake until light golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Assemble each of the shortcakes. Split open the sweet cream cheese biscuits and top the bottom halves with the strawberries and some of their juice and a dollop of whipped cream. Place a biscuit top on each stack and repeat the layering of the strawberries, juices and whipped cream. Spoon more strawberry juices over the whipped cream and serve.
Originally published March 2017.