Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

Here is a new recipe to use fresh strawberries with.  You could use other fruits too like blueberries or use both together.

2 cups diced strawberries
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
Extra sugar to top cookies

Mix together strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Blend together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Cut the cold butter into small pieces, and blend into the flour mixture using your hands or a pastry cutter.  Stir in the cream, and then fold in the strawberries.

Drop batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the sugar and bake at 350 degrees for about 20.

Be careful not to over cook.  Watch the cookies toward the end of 20 minutes.  The strawberries can settle and tend to burn if over cooked.  Like a chocolate chip cookie, I like mine ewy, chewy good so I tend to under-cook mine. 

Variation – Speaking of chocolate chips, you can add chocolate chips or white chocolate chip and turn it into a completely different cookie.  

Cold and wet this morning.  Be a great day to make cookies, warm up the kitchen and perfume the house.

Have a great day, be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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