Strawberry Shortcake Tea Biscuits

I received a case of Driscoll’s organic strawberries as a gift and right away I referred to their website to look for some recipe ideas. The photo representing this recipe on their website alone peaked my interest, so I had to try it…

I didn’t do anything different other than follow the step-by-step instructions. The only thing I didn’t have on hand was the sanding sugar, so I ended up using the same baking sugar. The biscuits turned out great! I love how the excess sugar melted underneath each biscuit.  Not to mention, how delicious and impressive looking it was.

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Cup from 1 package (16 ounces) Driscoll’s Strawberries, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons coarse sanding sugar
  • 1 large egg
  1. LINE two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. WHISK flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. SET ASIDE flour mixture.
  4. BEAT butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. REDUCE SPEED of electric mixer to medium.
  6. ADD egg.
  7. ADD vanilla extract.
  8. BEAT butter mixture until ingredients are incorporated.
  9. BEAT IN heavy cream.
  10. REDUCE SPEED of electric mixer to low.
  11. BEAT flour mixture into butter mixture just until combined. Don’t over mix.
  12. FOLD strawberries into dough.
  13. PLACE sanding sugar in a small bowl.
  14. SCOOP OUT a heaping tablespoon of dough.
  15. ROLL dough into a ball.
  16. DIP dough ball halfway into sanding sugar.
  17. PLACE biscuit onto baking sheet with sugared side up.
  18. REPEAT with remaining dough.
  19. BAKE biscuits 8 to 9 minutes.
  20. ROTATE cookie sheets between oven racks.
  21. CONTINUE BAKING another 8 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown on bottoms.
  22. COOL biscuits on baking sheets for 2 minutes.
  23. TRANSFER biscuits to a wire rack.
  24. COOL completely.