Thursday, July 30, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

I saw this recipe in a magazine and they looked good. I haven't tried them yet though.

12 ounces strawberries, cut and diced (about 2 cups)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 ounces (6 tbps) butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
sanding sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 2 tbsp sugar. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until mixutre resembles crumbs. Stir in cream until dough starts to come together, then stir in strawberry mixture. Drop a tbsp of dough onto baking skeets lined with parchment. Sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake until golden brown (24-25 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Cookies are best served immediately but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperatre for up to 1 day.