Do you have some strawberries left over? Don’t throw them out! These Strawberry Banana Shortbread cookies are to die for! It’s a sure way to get your kids to get to east some fruits. I love this season, so many delicious fruits to choose from, and strawberries, apricots, grapes, bananas are some of my favorite fruits. Since I love to bake, I always try to incorporate fruits into what I’m making. These cookies are so easy to make and they are so delectable, you will just love them.
You’ll need about 2 cups of strawberries, cut the stems and then cut them in small pieces. Place the strawberries in a small bowl and add the teaspoon of lemon juice over them.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut a stick of butter into cubes and add to the flour bowl.
In another medium size bowl, mash 2 bananas. I had some baby bananas on hand, so I used 3 small baby bananas. They are so cute and adorable. To the mashed bananas add the milk, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
Using a fork or knife, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles small peas. Add the wet ingredients and the strawberries to the flour mixture and mix all ingredients together well. The mixture will be a wet mixture.
Because the mixture is wet, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out cookie dough, and place it on a baking sheet lined with silpat so the cookies won’t stick.
Bake in the oven at 375F degrees for about 25 minutes. When they are done, you’ll have yourself beautiful little jewels that you just want to devour.