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Impress your guests at a 4th of July picnic, Memorial Day or Veteran's Day gathering with these red, white and blue Buttercream and Cookie Shortcakes. Both patriotic and delicious!

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:10 to 0:12
6 two tier stacks
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Buttercream and Cookie Shortcakes
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:10 to 0:12
Yield :
6 two tier stacks





*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. To make cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream sugar and butter. Add egg and food coloring and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially bottom.
  3. Dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of bowl for rolling.  If needed, add more blue food coloring to dough and knead with your hands.
  4. Roll on a floured surface to about 1/4" to 3/8" thick, and use a 3.5” round cookie cutter to cut. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and freeze for 5 minutes before baking to prevent spreading.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. To make frosting: Beat butter and shortening together until well combined. Sift in powdered sugar and beat on low until incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes.  Add milk and vanilla, adjusting thickness with more milk or powdered sugar as needed.
  7. To make topping: Combine sliced strawberries and brown sugar in a bowl and let sit 5-10 minutes before using.
  8. To assemble: Start with one cookie on each plate. Fit a piping bag with a large tip. Pipe buttercream onto the cookies, then top with strawberries.  Repeat.


Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Bridget Edwards @Bakeat350.

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