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Summertime Shortcakes

Summertime Shortcakes

These tender sweet biscuit squares make the most delicious strawberry shortcake!

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter,  softened

3/4 cup buttermilk  

1 tablespoon sugar


3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced

2 tablespoons sugar


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter. **Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 3/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 450°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and baking soda in bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup butter with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until flour is moistened.

  3. STEP 3

    Knead dough 10 times on lightly floured surface until smooth. Pat dough into 7-inch (3/4 inch thick) square; cut into 9 squares. Place onto ungreased baking sheet; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl.

  5. STEP 5

    Split shortcakes carefully with fork or serrated knife. Place bottom of shortcake on individual dessert plate; top with dollop of whipped cream and 1/3 cup fruit. Top with remaining shortcake half and dollop of whipped cream. Repeat with remaining shortcakes, fruit and whipped cream.

Tip #1

Use a variety of fruits: peaches, raspberries, blueberries, etc.

Nutrition (1 serving)

390 Calories
21 Fat (g)
75 Cholesterol (mg)
160 Sodium (mg)
43 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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