Celebrate summer's best flavors with Strawberry Shortcake Cookies. They are the perfect blend of fresh, ripe strawberries and homemade shortcake.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar in a large bowl.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or rub in with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in cream until dough just starts to come together, then stir in strawberry mixture. Don't overmix or overwork the dough.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, spacing evenly apart. Sprinkle with pearl or sanding sugar, and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool.
Yield: about 30 cookies.