Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies | Cookies and Cups guest post on Glorious Treats

Something I look forward to every spring is strawberry season!  Bright, sweet, strawberries lend themselves so perfectly to so many different desserts.  These soft and delicious Strawberry Shortcake Cookies would be the perfect treat to welcome strawberry season!

These beautiful cookies were made by my talented friend Shelly, of Cookies and Cups.  I “met” Shelly on-line several years ago, and have the pleasure of spending some time with her in person as well.  She is just as sweet, beautiful and funny and her lovely blog!

While I am currently (crazy busy) in the process of completing my cookbook (as I just shared this week) Shelly is helping me out by sharing some sweetness on my site!

Here’s Shelly….


Hey Glorious Treats readers!

I’m Shelly from Cookies and Cups, and I am crazy excited to be squatting in Glory’s gorgeous internet space today.

While I am certainly not an expert cookie decorator, or really capable of making anything look as beautiful as Glory does, I do think I know a good dessert when I try one.

While I was trying to think of something that you guys over here might like I decided on something a little spring-ish.

Glory popped by my site a few years ago and shared a fabulous recipe for Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes in Jars… so I wanted to share something equally as sweet.

Annnnd I think I did it with these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies | Cookies and Cups guest post on Glorious Treats

I really really loved these and I hope you do too…

It’s a yummy soft vanilla cookie frosted with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with a strawberry.

I recently made these Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pies which I loved, so I thought simplifying it slightly and making it an open faced cookie would be a fun twist.

Print Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies


2/3 cup vegetable shortening

2/3 cup Challenge butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3 1/3 cup flour

Strawberry Frosting:

1 cup butter

1/2 cup fresh strawberries

4 - 5 cups powdered sugar (depending on consistency desired)

Strawberries, cut in half to top cookies


Preheat oven to 350°

Line baking sheet with parchment, set aside

In mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed.

Lower speed and add eggs and vanilla, continue mixing on medium until incorporated.

Turn speed back down to low and add in flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until dough just comes together.

Roll into "large-walnut-sized" balls and place on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-9 minutes until edges are just golden.

Transfer to wire rack to cool.


In a food processor puree strawberries until they become a liquid.

In mixing bowl with paddle attachment beat butter until fluffy. Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Add in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree, beating until completely incorporated. If desired, add more powdered sugar and beat, until desired consistency is reached.

Frost each cookie with a heaping tablespoon of frosting.

Top with a fresh strawberry.

Recipe Source- Cookies and Cups

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies | Cookies and Cups guest post on Glorious Treats

Thanks so much Glory for letting me take over for the day!


Thank you Shelly for the gorgous post!  These cookies look so delicious and would be perfect for so many occasions!

Be sure to keep up with Shelly on her site, Cookies and Cups, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Shelley, these look de-licious! I can’t wait to try them! Glory, congratulations on the book! I can’t wait to see it! ! ! 🙂

  2. Strawberries are my absolute fave and these cookies look a treat! 🙂

  3. Tasty!!! just the looks if it but my mouth is melting! Thanks for this wonderful recipe… I’ll surely take time to make this one for my family, especially that we are on a break… ^_^

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  5. These look awesome! Love the flavors here 🙂

  6. Yummy! Now I know what to do with those strawberries in the garden!

  7. I’m loving how pretty these cookies are.

  8. I’m allergic to strawberries, but my sister loves them. She’s going to love these cookies! (and I’ll probably substitute strawberries for raspberries for me).

  9. Love this idea! These are so cute and creative, and I’m sure they taste amazing! Can’t wait until strawberries are in season locally. 🙂

  10. I am so, so, into these cookies! YUM!

  11. These look so yummy! Perfect for spring! And I think you did a great job making them look pretty!

  12. Well now, isn’t that a cute idea! Love it – pinning it!!

  13. These look so soft and delectable, Shelly! Pretty too!

  14. What gorgeous looking cookies, they sound so delicious too!

  15. I WILL be making these when my strawberry crop comes in! I love recipes with basic pantry ingredients 🙂 Thank, ladies!

  16. I just stumbled across your website recently and love love love it!

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  18. is the icing split? or does it look like this always?

  19. Hi!
    Im wondering if you can help me…I was so excited to try your perfect vanilla cupcake recipe, I followed it to the tee and had heavy, oily cupcakes. I used crisco vegtable oil, 1/2 cup as directed…they seemed to have way too much oil. Any advice for me?

    • Barb,
      Of course personal tastes vary quite a bit. Feel free to experiment with the recipe as you like. You could reduce the oil a bit, and/or replace some of the oil with sour cream.

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  21. I made these cookies for my girls at work, and I seriously had to hold back from eating them all myself beforehand! These were some of the best cookies EVER!!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!! I am in love with them now!

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  28. Hi…. Can I make these cookies a day ahead? I was just concerned with the topping drying out. I would put them in the fridge. I am making these for a baby shower. Thanks

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