STRAWBERRY COOKIES/ Pickin' Strawberries

There is Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Parfait, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Daiquiris…my favorite, the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever and even a cartoon character.  So why not strawberry cookies!

Besides looking forward to the end of the school year, June was the month for strawberries. Now they are plentiful but a few decades ago (OK, I'm dating myself), the season lasted only a few short weeks and Mom would rush to the fruit stand and purchase a couple of pints. She would use a huller to remove the leaves. Now, I take the shortcut method and simply slice off the leaves. With our morning cereal we would have strawberries and light cream. The taste of the strawberries would infuse with the cream turning it light pink. Umm!  Every June Mom would make a Strawberry Shortcake. She made her own version using a sponge cake recipe topped with homemade whipped cream with strawberries on top. 

Have you ever thought about the fact that strawberries are the only fruit with the seeds on the outside? What do strawberries bring to your mind every summer? 

Strawberry Cookies
Strawberry Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Red with AmeriColor Super Red and AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Green with AmeriColor Leaf Green
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Light Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint: Color until deep pink to achieve red. Icing will dry red. Just a smidge of Lemon Yellow creates light yellow.
Outline strawberry part of cookie with #2 tip in red icing.

Flood cookie with red icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe strawberry leaves with #2 tip in green icing.

Pipe seeds with #2 tip in yellow icing. Let dry overnight.





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  1. Honestly no, I've never thought about strawberries being the only fruit with their seeds on the outside :) Great cookies!

    1. Paula, Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Canadian summer!

  2. You know, Joan...strawberries were not a huge part of summer for me until I moved to Maryland and had kids. Then strawberry picking at Butler's Orchard became a big thing. And we just usually slice the berries and top them with a little whipped cream! These cookies are so cute. It just occurred to me that even if I did master the royal icing recipe....I don't think I'd have a steady enough hand to do all the trimmings! Your cookies are always soooo beautiful! : )

    1. Anne, Thank you! you are so kind. I could go for some strawberries with whipped cream...yum! I've never gone strawberry picking but sounds like a nice way to spend an afternoon in the country.

  3. Beautiful, as always!!!!!!!!


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