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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 1-1/2 dozen

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor in a cookie. The pastry-like cookie is topped with pink strawberry frosting. —Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Scant 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  1. Whisk flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine water and vanilla; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 15-18 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, beat butter, strawberries and milk until combined. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until blended. Spread over cookies; if desired, top with additional sliced strawberries.

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