Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pound Cake Cookies Shortcakes

Pound Cake Cookies Shortcakes

Hi everybody :)
It's a raining day here in Georgia, I think I'm going to hop back in bed after I post this. Back in 2011, I won a box of recipe cards from Beth of Baked by Beth, called One Smart Cookies. I decided to browse  through them the other day and stumbled across this recipe, Pound Cake Cookies. Being the southern girl I am, I had to give it a try. 

I wanted to make something extra special with the cookies, so I made them into another southerner's delight; Shortcakes! Let's get it started...
Pound Cake Cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon vanilla, lemon, or almond flavoring

Cream together butter, shortening, eggs, and sugar. Add flour and flavoring and mix well. (I used lemon extract & added 1 teaspoon lemon zest.) (Dough will be sticky.)
Chill dough well; roll out into a lightly floured surface and cut cookies to the shape and thickness you like. (TIP: I mixed 1 part powdered sugar and 1 part flour together for rolling, instead of just flour. I divided in half & chilled overnight, the dough is much easier to roll and cut if cool. rolled to 1/4-inch thick, used medium heart shape cutter.) 
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. (I sprinkled with sugar crystals and baked for 8 minutes) Makes about 2 dozen.
Source: One Smart Cookie

Additional Ingredients:
Strawberries, washed, dried, and sliced
Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream
 
To Assemble:
Place cookie on serving plate (I used 2 cookies sandwiched together). Add about 2 tablespoons of whipped cream or  en0ugh to cover cookie. 
Layered with strawberries, (I used 1 - 1 1/2 per layer) Repeat to form 3 layers of cookies and 2 layers of cream and strawberries. 
Garnish with a dollop of cream, topped with a strawberry.

What I did and/or Think:
The changes I made are in Bold, Italic, and Purple. I only made half of the recipe above. I tried to get thick cookies but the dough spread when baked, (I should have used all butter) so I put two cookies together when layering. If you want these to be thicker, bake them before cutting them or use all butter. (Shortening causes cookies to spread more.)

The Taste: The cookies are not overly sweet but they do have a wonderful flavor. They paired well with the strawberries and cream. I think this would also be great with other fruits as well. It is an A.G.R. (Another Great REPEAT).

This is also my favorite way to serve pound cake too :) 
ENJOY! Come again...




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4 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy,
    Well I thought it was going to be the Fondue and now I may just have to add these Pound Cake Cookies! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Cindy, these pound cake cookies sound amazing! And they look beautiful as shortcakes!!

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