Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

It is again a long time I have been away from blogging world. Reasons are many. As usual, busy work schedule was one among them. My system was infected with a Trojan for some days. Then again, other things kept me busy even during the long weekends. Little time was left to cooking and blogging :-( Anyways, I have this post sitting in my draft for sometime. So, I thought I must push it a little to get it posted somehow today.

During one of the long weekends we were blessed with in June, we went to visit one of our friends in a nearby town. It had been quite a long time we saw each other and hence had a lot to catch up with.

After a sumptuous meal and a hearty chit chat at her home, we all set out for Strawberry picking in the afternoon. It was a different experience altogether. For those who don't know what this means, let me explain. This is the season for Strawberries here. Farmers who cultivate strawberries open their farms for the public. We can go into the farm, pluck strawberries ourselves and at the end, weigh them and pay. It was my first time on such an expedition and it was totally fun. Taking a basket, walking through the field, searching for the ripe ones, tasting one or two in the meantime and filling our baskets. It was also fun to watch little kids there with their own cute little buckets. Atlast, I was amazed by the cheaper prices for those fresh ones, compared to buying from supermarkets.

Ok now, a load full of Strawberries. What do I do with them? I hate wasting food in any form. But, being poorly organized I am, it sometimes happens that I leave things unattended to in my fridge and end up wasting them. My husband is very strict about this and gets upset with me whenever I waste food. This time, I took a resolution to completely use them. And I am glad it so happened :-)

I prepared the following more than once and we both enjoyed them in full - Strawberry milk shake, Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie from Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes and Strawberry Shrikhand from Jabeen's Corner.

Still, I wanted to bake something with the rest of them. My intention first was to make a good cake. But, rather settled for cookies, since the flour I bought last time is well suited for cookies. After some intensive search, I landed upon this post - Strawberry Shortcake Cookies. It attracted me at the very first sight and had a beautiful name too. Cookies with fresh fruit pieces to bite upon - sounded exciting!! This is my first experience with a short cake and I was quite anxious too.



The result was absolutely fabulous. Is it the butter? Or the sugar or the cream which gave them such a taste? No no!! It is definitely those wonderful little red ones that made these cookies so lovely and yummy. They just melted in our mouths. I and my husband lost count of how many went in at one shot.

I followed the original recipe as it is. It yielded me nearly 50 cookies like the ones you see in the picture. I prepared them in batches. I left the last batch to bake for a little more time. The result was even more crunchier. I was not sure how long these cookies would hold with fresh fruits in it as it is almost like summer here. So, we finished them all up in 2-3 days. I would definitely bake these again, the next time I get such fresh berries and may be, take them to my office. Dear readers, do give a try!! You would just love it!!

I'm sending this post as an entry to aipi's US Masala - Bookmarked Recipes. See you all next time soon with a Travel post :-)



32 comments :

  1. yummy,tempting cookies...luks delicious.

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  2. These look fantastic and I am sure they taste equally wonderful :)
    Its nice to see a post from you, it had been a while.
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
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  3. Wonderful looking strawberry cookies dear. Also welcome back !

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Gorgeous looking cookies, visibly seen strawberries makes the cookies very tempting.

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  5. Es freut mich dein(deine?) Post wieder zu sehen.Dein Erlebnis (order ist das richtige Wort Erfahrung?) gefaellt mir sehr. Ich wuensche dass ich auch in the strwberry farm war.Ich freue mich auf the Travel post.

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  6. Those cookies are truly incredible and absolutely gorgeous..

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  7. never tried shortcake bfre..seen it arnd quite a bit but get distracted by other more interesting things n forget to pick it up...will keep this in mind :)

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  8. Coool!!! Loved the idea of doing ur own strawberry picking..!!! You get to pick the fresh & juicy ones..:) And the cookies have come out fantastic dear!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed the strawberry shortcake cookies as much as I did!

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  10. Absolutely yum looking, glad you got to post this and that too for our bookmarked event :)

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  11. Hmmm! Those cookies look great, I'm sure my little one would have enjoyed this a lot if she got a chance :)

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  12. That must be tasting awesome,love the strawberry flavor in anything!

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  13. Hey!! Glad to see you back with some strawberry cookies :) They look YUM!
    You know, I too get ambitious a lot of times and buy way too much fruits/veggie than I could use in a week. It's such a bummer that they spoil so easily.

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  14. These cookies sound so good! Unfortunately, fresh strawberries are out of season for us now, but blueberry season is in full swing - maybe I could transform these into blueberry shortcake cookies =)

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  15. Looks colorful and irresistible!

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  16. Strawberries are mine and my son's favorite.....very nice plating too....

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  17. Hi Doing fine :) thanks for stopping by - now your post is making my mouth water for a cookie :) looks great!!!!! have a wonderful weekend dear

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  19. Natuerlich habe ich alles geschenkt.Alles Gute!

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  20. Those look scrumptious! I made the same type of cookies - they came out great! Great pics dear :)

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  21. Love the write up. Love the strawberries in the cookies. makes me want to try out ASAP. Bookmarked. Happy to follow you dear.


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  22. welcome back and hope you are doing well ! I was thoroughly moved by your wishes on my blog's 1 year celebrations- hope god showers u & ur loved ones the very best; hey loved your experience on strawberyy picking-it must have been lot of fun and I am bookmarking this recipe -will give it a try if I get a good batch of s'berries !

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  23. Vielen Dank! Warum? Dank dir habe ich ein neues Wort gelernt - Garnelen. Jedes Mal du Kommentar schreibst, verbesse ich mein Deutsch.

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  24. Enjoyed the writeup. Cookies are fab. First time here and happily following you. Hope you will visit me too.
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  25. These shortcake cookies look marvelous. My mouth is watering right now. Thank you for visiting :)

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  26. they looks amazing!!!!can you send them to event going by my blog "healthy snacks"

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  27. that's ok dear! Its better than normal cookies & little healthy try! so I thought it's ok! you can post!

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  28. love the colourful cookies looks fabulous
    enjoyed looking at your flickr pictures wonderful captures
    thank you :) for the lovely comment hope to see you often following you as well
    regards

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  29. Delicious looking cookies :) yummy. Love the red spots in the cookies. Very attractive :)

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  30. WOW.. Thanks for trying my Strawberry Shrikhand.. These cookies are heavenly..

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..

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