Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
These Strawberry Shortcake Cookies have fresh, light citrus flavor with bursts of sweet juicy strawberries in each bite!
- 12 oz strawberries, hulled and diced into ¼” pieces
- 1 tablespoon fresh juice from an orange
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2/3 cup fat free half and half
Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly mist 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line them with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, orange juice and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Stir until combined and then set aside.
In a large bowl, add the other ½ cup of sugar with the orange zest and massage them together with your fingertips until well combined and fragrant. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk together to combine. Add the cold butter and cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two sharp knives, the way you do when making scones, until the butter is cut very small and you have coarse crumbs. Add the half and half and stir together to form the dough. Add the strawberry mixture and gently fold it in until well combined.
Drop 36 heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.
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60 calories, 9 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cookie) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 2 SmartPoints/ Blue: 2 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per cookie, 3 for 2 cookies (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
slightly adapted from Pinch of Yum and Bakergirl