Pound Cake Cookies ShortcakesHi 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
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
Strawberries, washed, dried, and sliced
Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream
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 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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