Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Buttercream and Cookie Shortcakes

I mean, really....who says strawberry shortcake has to include whipped cream and cake? 
(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
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This recipe was definitely inspired by Amanda's beautiful red velvet cookie shortcakes. I saw them on her blog last year and they imprinted onto my brain. 

buttercream and cookie shortcakes ::: bake at 350 blog
If you're looking for an easy and delicious and patriotic dessert for Independence Day this year, look no further.

Also, can we make cookies and buttercream a thing?  As in...remember the cabbage soup diet?  I propose a cookies and buttercream diet.  I might already be on day three.  Haven't lost any weight, but I am so, so happy.

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Bake the cookies ahead of time, whip up a simple American buttercream, toss some summer strawberries with a little brown sugar...layer them all up and you have a beautiful red, white, and blue dessert.
buttercream and cookie shortcakes ::: bake at 350 blog
{Don't you love slicing strawberries and tossing them with sugar?  They become glossy and beautiful, and make their own little syrup. Try these on your oatmeal with some Greek yogurt...once you're finished with the cookies and buttercream diet, that is.}

Layer....
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....EAT.

buttercream and cookie shortcakes ::: bake at 350 blog
You'll find the recipe over at Imperial Sugar.
{Feel free to omit the blue food coloring and serve them ANY time of year!}

27 comments:

  1. Yummy cookie shortcakes!! A creative inspiration :)

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  2. I have a digestive disorder that would really just end my life if I tried a cabbage based diet, but at my most sickly, poundcake was the one thing I could eat. Where I'm in decent shape these days, I'd be happy to test out that cookies and frosting diet!

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  3. Love the idea on shortcakes... these look beautiful!

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  4. I can totally vouch for the cookies and buttercream diet. Not that it helps you lose weight or anything. I just think it's a good diet!

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  5. Nothing wrong with them at all but these look just as delicious! :-)
    www.thisbakergirlblogs.com

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  6. These are so cute! I love all the 4th of July colors!

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  7. Love the blue cookies with the strawberries!

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  9. I think a cookie and buttercream diet would make me extremely happy :) I adore the cookie shortcake idea too!

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  10. I am all for that diet!! Love these beautiful cookies!

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  11. This looks like an awesome recipe. I can't wait to give it a try.
    http://thebreadmakers.blogspot.com/

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  12. Those are almost too pretty to eat!! Just darling Bridget!!

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  13. These look killer! Perfect for the Fourth and just about every time of year :)

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  14. I never thought to colour shortbread.
    These are the cutest.

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  15. SO cute. And I am totally for the cookies and buttercream diet. And so is the baby in my belly! Seriously, I need to stop looking for Fourth of July desserts. I think I gained 10 pounds looking at these photos!

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  16. Love the new diet! I see it being a huge success! No pun intended :)

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  17. Cookies and buttercream shortcakes - YOU would do this! They are adorable.

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  18. Very cute adaption of Amanda's red velvet cookie shortcakes.

    I also didn't think about colouring shortbread. This would be such a delightful dessert for any patriotic holiday. Or change up the colours to red and green for Christmas, orange for Fall or Halloween, green for St Patrick's Day, etc. But I bet you are already there and planning to show us this in the coming months.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  19. Everything's better with buttercream!

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  20. So that is BUTTERCREAM frosting.
    I die.
    The End!
    xo

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  21. So I love this recipe, but I'm wondering if I could use different shaped cookie cutters and serve them on their own? Just want to make sure if I use some kind of interesting shaped cookie cutter that it won't lose its shape when being cooked.

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