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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Classic strawberry shortcake....in cookie form! These fun cookies will be the hit of your family gatherings this summer! Unbelievably easy recipe and ready in under 30 minutes. --- A perfect last-minute summer dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 large cookies

Ingredients

  • COOKIES:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup xylitol or sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-4 large strawberries hulled
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup xylitol or sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Sliced strawberries for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the cookies: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and xylitol (or sugar) until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Add salt, baking soda, and flour, stirring until a dough forms. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator 1-2 hours, or until firm. (dough may be stored in fridge up to 24 hours)
  • On a floured surface, roll chilled cookie dough out to 1/4" thickness. Using a 3-in biscuit cutter, cut out cookie circles and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies at 350F 11-12 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden. Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • While cookies cool, prepare the frosting: Place hulled strawberries in a food processor and pulse several times until finely chopped. (you should have about 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries) Set aside.
  • Place softened cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. With an electric hand-held mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Beat in xylitol (or sugar) and enough heavy cream to make frosting spreadable. (if frosting is too thick, beat in a few more tablespoons cream) Fold finely chopped strawberries into frosting. Refrigerate frosting until ready to use.
  • Pipe or spread frosting on cooled cookies and garnish with additional sliced strawberries if desired.

Notes

Store cookies in refrigerator up to 3 days.