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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry shortcake cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 532kcal
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  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2/3 cup 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.


Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg