But before we bid them final farewell, I'm offering up one last scrumptious recipe that was created due to a failed sugar cookie recipe.
Don't you love those happy incidences? This one was perfect!
Yes, as a cookie this recipe turned out to be too cakey and flat on flavor. But as disappointing as it was as a cookie, we realized that it's shortcomings would make it the perfect base as a shortcake. That cake-like texture and mildly sweet flavor was just the right amount of goodness to pair with some fresh whipped cream and strawberries for the perfect blend of sweetness and tart.
If you're as much a fan of strawberry shortcake as we are, you're going to want to try this recipe.
Here's the original cookie recipe via a 1963 Pillsbury Family Cookbook (of which I'll tell you about next week). You're not surprised I'm baking from a vintage cookbook, are you?
1 pint fresh strawberries
And since we are making strawberry shortcake instead of cookies, follow my directions below rather than the book's.
Gather up your ingredients.
Next, drop dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet using a 1/4 cup measure.
To flatten your cakes, take a round glass with an approximate circumference of 3-4 inches. Grease the bottom of the glass and dip in sugar. Lightly pat the dough with the glass to flatten.
You will have five large cakes per sheet. My pans have been well loved, as you can tell.
Bake your cakes in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden on the bottom.
Aren't they pretty?
Set aside to cool.
As your cakes are baking, slice the strawberries. To the strawberries, add 1/8 cup of sugar + mix. Let the strawberries set for a minimum of 10-15 before serving. This allows the sugar and juices to blend.
I could just stop here and eat the whole bowl. But let's continue because it just gets better!
Oh my goodness! It's just the best! You might think that sour cream is an odd ingredient for a cookie, but it doesn't overpower. It just gives the cookie a unidentifiable flavor that makes you want more!
I really want to take credit for this delicious plate of goodness; but to be fair, it was the hub's who came up with this one. Yep, he's a keeper!