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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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

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

  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. I wish I had one of those sugar cookie shortcakes right now!!!!That looks super yummy!!!Picture perfect!!!I too want to try ur red velvet cookie recipe. I bought one the other day, and it was so dry and hard. Maybe it was old…Keep on baking and showing us more of ur beautiful sweet creations~~~

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