Tiny Strawberry Shortcakes

The cream biscuits for these miniature desserts are super easy to make. We love how the strawberry jam gives the fresh fruit an extra pop.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: about 30 mini shortcakes
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Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface

2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2/3 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

3 large strawberries, hulled and diced very small

2 teaspoons strawberry jam

Whipped cream and tiny mint leaves, for topping

Directions

Special equipment:
a 1-inch round cookie cutter
  1. Position an oven rack at the center of the oven, and preheat to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the cream, lemon juice and lemon zest, and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture just forms a dough. Gather the dough into a ball, and transfer it to a flour-dusted work surface. Pat it into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Cut out as many mini biscuits as you can with a 1-inch round cookie cutter. Gently press the scraps together, and repeat. Arrange the biscuits 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Brush them with more cream, and sprinkle with a little sugar.
  3. Bake 1 sheet of biscuits on the center rack until they are just golden, about 10 minutes; repeat with the second sheet. While they are still warm, use the rounded side of a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to make an indentation on the top of each. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  4. Toss together the strawberries and jam in a small bowl, and fill each biscuit indentation with some of the mixture. Top with a small dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf. (The shortcakes can be made and refrigerated up to 2 hours before serving.)
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