I have a lot of kitchen gadgets. And sadly, I have a lot of kitchen gadgets that don’t get used. For example, my strawberry slicer, my mandoline, my pancake spatula, and my garlic press. It seems that every tool that I could ever need can also be replicated by a … knife… which is my tool of choice.
Sometimes I wonder if they hang out in the kitchen tool drawer, talk to each other, and wish for me to reach into the drawer and use them. Think Toy Story 3.
So I was thrilled (and maybe they were, too) when I found a shortcake cookie recipe that
First, I used the strawberry slicer to cut up my jumbo strawberries.
Then, I used my microplane grater to zest the orange.
Next, I used my whisk to mix the flour, sugar, and orange zest.
Then, I used my pastry cutter to incorporate the butter. Until I realized that I don’t have a pastry cutter. In which case I used a wooden spoon. And after about 5 minutes of a decent arm work out, I switched to using my hands. Who needs a pastry cutter when you have hands?
Finally, I used my cookie dough scoop to form perfect little spheres of buttery, strawberry goodness.
Two thumbs up for the opportunity to use all these kitchen tools that are often overlooked. And three thumbs up for a crumbly, buttery, pillowy, pink-colored cookie that has all the deliciousness of strawberry shortcake!
These orangeberry shortcake cookies are like fluffy little shortcakes in cookie form. Made with orange juice, orange zest, and fresh berries.