Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strawberry and Cream Dessert Squares

Lately, I have been loving on the food blogs. These ladies are so creative, and while I could not re-create half of these, some are so easy to make and too delicious looking not to try.

Strawberry and Cream Dessert Squares are the quick and easy version of strawberry shortcake. I had/substituted all the ingredients for this recipe. And when you decide to buy yourself 4lbs of strawberries and can't eat them all before going bad - you bake!

Recipe Adapted from The Recipe Critic

1 pouch of Sugar Cookie Mix (and any ingredients required to bake)
6 oz Cream Cheese
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract 
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups strawberries
*Note: I used snack size sugar cookie mix so all my measurements are slightly less than the original recipe.

Start by making the sugar cookies according to the package. Grease a pan and spread the dough evenly along the bottom. Bake about 15-20 minutes at 375 (longer than package says). 

While cookies are baking, cup up strawberries into smaller pieces. Pour sugar, water, and strawberries into a saucepan over medium heat and stir until boils and sauce thickens. Set aside and let cool. 

Combine cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar together. Alternatively, you could use pre-made or your homemade version of cream cheese icing, I just randomly threw these together.

Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the sugar cookies and add the strawberries, chill in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Obviously, the food blogger's picture is much pretty than mine.

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