Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Shortcake

filed under: Sandwich Cookies on April 9, 2012

I tend to use that term “shortcake’ pretty liberally.

I looked it up and decided that I was gonna stretch the meaning as far as you would let me.

This sweet little treat was completely inspired by my Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake.  Another of my “loosely adapted” shortcakes.

Only this time, I used sugar cookies.  Then I couldn’t find an easy recipe for Red Velvet Sugar Cookies so I made one up.

And they were awesome.  (sharing that with you soon!)

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Then grabbed some fresh strawberries and some whipped cream.  If you are a die hard strawberry lover you can even add some strawberry extract to your whipped cream!

Place a cookie on your plate.  Now a dollop of whipped cream.  Some strawberries.  And repeat.


I cut up my strawberries pretty small as I found it easier to eat that way.  Its all about easy eating here folks.  I am on a mission to get the food in your mouth in the best way possible.

I also made a few without the red velvet cookie just to be sure they would still taste good.  This type of food quality testing is very important.

Rest assured, I will do the tough jobs for you.



Red Velvet Sugar Cookies post coming soon.  I just couldn’t wait to share this dessert with you.  I know its going on my list for possible Mothers Day treats!



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  • Krissys Creations says:

    Amazing Amanda!!! Love how you stretched the shortcake idea and made it with sugar cookies – Wonderful idea! And truly beautiful photos!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweety!

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    Gorgeous photo styling! I used cookies in this same fashion before, but your red velvet cookie puts it way over the top!

    • Amanda says:

      OH you did Sue? You are so smart! 🙂

  • Kesha says:

    That is not only beautiful, but melt in your mouth good looking too:)

    • Amanda says:

      Now I like that description! 🙂

  • kareno says:

    These are just too beautiful for words. Can’t wait for the red velvet cookie recipe!!

  • TidyMom says:

    do you know Strawberry Shortcake is one of my very favorite desserts? …..It’s what I made for Easter dessert last weekend!

    This looks and sounds incredible Amanda!! and the photo’s are just BEAUTIFUL……love how they pop on that blue tray!

    • Amanda says:

      I did not know that! I hope one day I can actually make you one! 🙂

  • Kristen says:

    I was just instructed that I need to make this ASAP! So, make this ASAP I will do!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh funny!! I cant wait to find out if you like it. I know Sugarbelle has a Red Velvet cookie recipe if you really want to make is ASAP. I will be posting mine tomorrow or Thursday. (its a little easier in terms of ingredients) Be blessed sweet friend!

  • Julie says:

    I can’t wait for that Red Velvet cookie recipe. My step-daughter is a Red Velvet anything fanatic. It might get me on her good side! But for now I will get my sister to go to your site, my mom just came back from Florida with a flat of Plant City Strawberries and we are celebrating Easter a week late so I know what I want for dessert!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh fun!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration!!!

  • Cupcake and Talk says:

    As always I love your work. The cookies look beautiful.

  • Suny Senabre says:

    Me ha encantado!!!!! Que bonito queda el postre. Un trabajo estupendo.

    Un beso,

  • Kristina Vanni says:

    I love the look of this ‘mini cake’. Neat idea and spin on a classic!

  • Natalie Gaba says:

    Can’t wait until the recipe comes out! This is stunning!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    And now I want one…darn you. I shouldn’t be surprised, I always leave your blog hungry! 😀

  • Emily (New York) says:

    Gorgeousss photos! These seem fairly simple to make so count them on my list of treats to try!

  • Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    Just found your blog from Rasperri Cupcakes blogroll link. Your blog title stuck out, love it, heh. Have to say, love your blog, colours, design, and of course your sweet treats. Nomerrific!

    I’m your newest subscriber so wanted to ‘out’ myself from lurkville and say Hi *waves *. I’m Lisa (30) from Blighty (otherwise known as England, lol). I’m also a dessert blogger so if you have a moment, please come checkout my blog.

    So nice to meet other bloggers with the same sweet interests. I’m also into photography so loving your photos.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking.

    • Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

      Sorry for another message but I’m finding it hard to subscribe to your blog. The Feedburner links both say that you’ve moved to which is the site I’m trying to subscribe from. Please could you email me the new Feedburner link to RSS subscribe? Thanks.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Lisa!! So excited to meet you as well, and will be checking out your site ASAP! 🙂

  • Regina says:

    Can’t wait to try your sugar cookie recipe…should the butter be at room temp or cold?


    • Amanda says:

      I find it easier to work with when room temp. Happy Baking!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I have always loved your desserts and photography, but Amanda, these are out of this world!

  • Laurie says:

    I can’t wait! That looks so wonderful!

  • Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

    I know I commented on here last night, lol, so apologise for flooding your blog up with my comments. However, I managed to subscribe to your blog. The links to the actual RSS subscription are different to what you have linked, so glad you’ve got your techie guy on it. My geekiness found a way around though.

    Also, as a new subscriber who has recently found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I’ve just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Please come by my blog and check out your award:

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  • amanda says:

    Hello! i just found your blog via Pinterest. (Don’t know how I have made it so far in my life without the roe cake tutorial!) I just came across your sweet post on cookies-for-a-cause. Have you considered making this an annual event? I am sure lots of people would love to lend a hand again.

  • aida mollenkamp says:

    Great photos, Amanda!

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says:

    This looks delicious! I don’t see any reason why I couldn’t use red velvet cake circles as one of the layers, although red velvet sugar cookies sound fantastic! What a beautiful spring dessert!

  • Coco Abdes says:

    I recently found your blog, and I must compliment you on your photos. They are lovely, and I cannot wait to bake these shortcakes. Where do you get your inspiration for recipes?

  • Lea @ iCooklea says:

    Lovely… How do you eat these cutie pies? Layer by layer?

  • Val says:

    They look amazing and I’m drooling now.

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